The Appetite Episode #49:

Use Your Voice: Indirect vs. Direct Communication

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast


In what ways do you use indirect communication to make your thoughts, needs, or feelings known? Opal Co-Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, and host Carter Umhau, LMHC explore the nuances of direct and indirect communication through a Radically Open DBT lens. They each reflect on how socialization has impacted their communication style, and speak from their expertises around how eating disorders themselves are a form of indirect communication. 


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