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Binge & Overeating Recovery Podcast from Underground Confidence

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BACP Accredited Somatic Psychotherapist, Shelley Treacher gives "short, inspirational gems of wisdom". This podcast is about disrupting harmful habits, from binge eating to self-criticism. Shelley empowers you to heal, in a gentle and freeing way. She encourages you to find your inner strength; your 'underground' confidence.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

BACP Accredited Somatic Psychotherapist, Shelley Treacher gives "short, inspirational gems of wisdom". This podcast is about disrupting harmful habits, from binge eating to self-criticism. Shelley empowers you to heal, in a gentle and freeing way. She encourages you to find your inner strength; your 'underground' confidence.

Language:

English

Contact:

07702188676


Episodes

"I've already broken my New Year Resolutions!" - Procrastination & Gaining Back Control

1/11/2024
This​ is how to gain back control of procrastination and autopilot.If you started a diet or exercise regime in the New Year but now struggle to keep it going, it might be because you didn't understand your process well enough. It's normal for most of us to struggle with procrastination. But there are reasons for this and much you can do to step away from it. In ​today's podcast​, I'm going to show you how 'failing' can help you. Change is about more than just forcing yourself to do something. We'll look at: ​This journey will empower you.​ I'll also share my experiences with impulse buying and how I've improved my self-control through simple practices. We'll discuss the small steps that can make a big difference in your focus, awareness, and ability to resist impulses. So, get a warm drink, get comfortable, and ​join me​ in making small shifts that add up to a big change. Remember, taking even a small step is the start of gaining self-control. Citations Kelly McGonigal - The Willpower Instinct Another podcast for you: “I don’t want to exercise” - Why Your Brain Lies to You Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:15:44

How to Manage Your Eating and Enjoy Christmas

12/14/2023
Nurturing yourself through the pressures of Christmas. Part of the reason we eat so much at Christmas is that it's so easy to do it. Our whole culture makes it easy for us to do so. However, there are many traditions and habits associated with Christmas that can create pressure and obligations. One way to control your eating during Christmas is to politely decline food that you don't really want. This is the second of my Christmas podcasts, where I talk about the pressures of Christmas, and guide you through the challenges of festive eating. I also share personal experiences and emphasise the importance of making conscious choices to take care of yourself during this time. 11.24 - To end the episode, I tell a heart-warming Christmas story: 'What Happened Christmas Eve' by Oliver Herfold. Get your Christmas Comfort Eating Recovery Checklist, here: https://underground-confidence-recovery.ck.page/fa3be06a01 Citations https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13213 Another related podcast: Why It's So Difficult To Say 'No' To People Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:15:25

When Christmas Feels Lost: A Story for Those Facing Grief

12/7/2023
Welcome to the first of three Christmas podcasts, where I talk about the different feelings we have during the holiday season. Today, I focus on how it can be hard to deal with loss during Christmas. It can be tough if someone you love isn't there, if you had a difficult relationship, or if you just feel sad during this time of year. I want to support you and give you permission to feel your grief. I'll share stories, talk about love and grief, offer tips for taking care of yourself during the holidays, and I'll end with a moving and meaningful Dickensian Christmas story. So, get cosy, find a quiet place, and let's attend to how we can heal. Citations Coping with Memories of Grief and Loss at Christmas - Lyn Reed https://welldoing.org/article/coping-with-memories-grief-loss-christmas ‘It’s Ok that you’re not OK” - Megan Devine Charles Dickens ' What Christmas is as we Grow Older' http://www.free-short-stories.org.uk/charles-dickens-what-christmas-is-as-we-grow-older.htm Another podcast you may like: Coping with GRIEF Or Loss https://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/9481890-coping-with-grief-or-loss.mp3?download=true Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:22:20

Children, Young Adults, and Overeating - 5 ways to help

11/30/2023
One of the biggest reasons people seek support from me is the fear of passing on their habits to their children. According to statistics, children and young people are using food to cope with mental health issues, more than ever before. In this week's podcast, I talk about 5 ways you can help the young person in your care. Your next podcast Are You An EMOTIONAL Eater? Here's How To Find Out: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/9683906-46-are-you-an-emotional-eater-here-s-how-to-find-out.mp3?download=true Citations Office for Health and Disparities. Public Health Data. Obesity Profile: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/national-child-measurement-programme The Guardian. Young people overeating as they battle lockdown anxiety, says UK study: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/12/young-people-overeating-as-they-battle-lockdown-anxiety-says-uk-study Mind: Facts and figures about young people and mental health: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/our-strategy/doing-more-for-young-people/facts-and-figures-about-young-people-and-mental-health/ NHS: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2022/03/nhs-treating-record-number-of-young-people-for-eating-disorders/ Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:12:25

The 2 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes I Made - Comfort Eating Recovery

11/16/2023
“Today I talk about the biggest mistakes I made when trying to stop comfort eating and lose weight. I now advise against being too hard on yourself and going on strict diet. “ Shelley says it's really important to be kind to yourself and have self-compassion when trying to recover. She also thinks it's helpful to pay attention to your senses while eating, and be aware of how you feel when you’re choosing what to eat. Shelley has created a 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' with useful resources for people who want help. You can get the kit by clicking on this link: https://underground-confidence-recovery.ck.page/4ced5555aa Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:02:09

"I'm always wondering what people think of me" - Perfectionism

11/9/2023
Do you worry too much about what others think of you? This can lead to overeating for comfort. Today, I talk about trying to be perfect and how it can have bad effects, like causing overeating, stress, and feeling really sad. I point out that perfectionists have unrealistic expectations for themselves and explain why. I suggest building up your own self-esteem and judging yourself in a reasonable way. You might like this podcast next: Imposter Syndrome & Comfort Eating Citations https://www.stylist.co.uk/relationships/family-friends/eldest-daughter-syndrome-perfectionist/834442Anthony Robinson 1Amitai Abramovitch 2https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32402263/Behaviour Research and TherapyVolume 40, Issue 7Roz ShafranChristopher G. Fairburnhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0005796701000596https://www.nicabm.com/topic/perfectionism/ Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:18:14

Money is Not the Issue

11/2/2023
Today I talk about money and how our thoughts about money affect us. I mention money problems from the past and ask questions to help you think about your own money beliefs and influences. I conclude that it's important to take care of yourself on the inside. I also talk about overeating on holiday. Citations The Money Panel The Soul of Money 'Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources' - Lynne Twist Another podcast to try: Regulating the Autonomic Nervous System - Emotional Eating Recovery Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:17:12

"I just want to hide away when I'm depressed" - Social Regulation

10/26/2023
In this podcast, I talk about how having good relationships can make you feel happy. I also discuss the importance of setting boundaries when you interact with others. The podcast explains how bonding, trust, and connection affect your brain chemicals. I also share stories about dealing with feeling anxious or being rejected by others. Throughout the podcast, you are encouraged to be kind to yourself. Citations The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. Priya Parker Your next episode: Why It's So Difficult To Say 'No' To People Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:12:58

“I don’t want to exercise” - Why Your Brain Lies to You

10/4/2023
Today, learn how your brain tricks you into avoiding exercise and why it's crucial to overcome this instinct. Understand the neuroscience of movement, uncover the surprising benefits of any form of physical activity, and explore strategies to make exercise enjoyable again. From childhood fears to unexpected swimming adventures, I share personal stories that will inspire you to break free from your exercise limitations. Citations The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. Your next podcast: Do You Know What Your Needs Are? - 2 Min Byte Podcast Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:11:49

Healing Self Disgust & Emotional Eating

9/28/2023
Today, we begin by addressing the common issue of self-disgust. I encourage listeners to challenge negative self-talk. I then dive into the topic of seasonal stress, highlighting signs of troublesome stress levels. The podcast provides practical methods to nurture self-compassion and well-being. Another podcast for you: Shame & Overeating Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:12:38

Coping With Disappointment, when you don't want to cope at all

9/20/2023
Today, we explore strategies for coping with the sudden shift into Autumn or Fall. Shelley shares her personal journey and how she prepared for a radio show aimed at helping people to embrace autumn. She delves into the concept of disappointment, encouraging listeners to challenge their thoughts and reframe their expectations. The episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for navigating the emotional challenges of the autumn transition. Another podcast episode for you: "Nobody Cares About Me" - What SELF-WORTH Is. Part 1 Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:11:33

Stress Cycles - The Warning Signs of Evening Comfort Eating

8/31/2023
Today, Shelley explains the stress cycle associated with evening binge-eating. She lists recognisable signs of a stress state. Describing physiological responses to stress, she details how fight, flight, or freeze responses manifest. Listeners are guided to assess their own stress states by checking various physical and emotional markers, including breathing patterns, body tension, and irritability. Shelley explains what a panic attack is. emphasizes the importance of self-compassion in facilitating change. Shelley also invites listeners to join her community for resources to help you overcome comfort eating and emotional struggles. Your next podcast: Regulating the Autonomic Nervous System - Emotional Eating Recovery !Announcement! Change in podcast scheduling! Podcasts will now be released on Thursdays. Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:08:46

"I only eat badly in the evening" - Evening Bingeing

8/31/2023
Today, we explore the relationship between having a busy life, anxiety, and comfort eating. We delve into the reasons why people work so hard, naming potential triggers; addiction to productivity, fear of stopping, the desire to please others, or anxiety. The podcast highlights how these contribute to distress, which can lead to comfort eating after the day's work is done. Shelley emphasises understanding and addressing the emotional roots of these behaviours, and offers insights on coping with worry and anxiety. Shelley also invites listeners to join her community for resources to help you overcome comfort eating and emotional struggles. Citations Some ideas here were inspired by a Nicabm training on working with anxiety. You can buy your full training programme here Try this podcast next: 8 Ways To Comfort Yourself, Without Food Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:13:23

Understand Your EVENING COMFORT EATING In 4 Steps

8/23/2023
Today, Shelley explores the most common time we overeat; in the evening. Drawing from her expertise in helping people recover from emotional eating, Shelley discusses why we overeat in the evening. She explores hunger, habit, lack of preparation, and emotional responses to daily stress. Shelley offers a four-step process for breaking this pattern, encompassing observation of thoughts, habits, emotional states, and the purpose of binge-eating. This episode concludes with a recap of the steps and an invitation to embrace a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Announcement: Your next podcast: The Surprising Tool To Help You Stop Comfort Eating: Embodiment Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:09:40

Recovering from Food Addiction - 6 Life-Changing Options

8/9/2023
In this episode, we explore 6 strategies to recover from emotional eating, focusing on the journey to rediscovering life in its fullness. Our aim is to provide valuable insights into the recovery process and offer six life-changing options for those seeking to break free from addictive behaviours. Not sure your eating IS emotional? - If you want to uncover the emotion behind your eating, here's a short course for you: https://underground-confidence.passion.io Other podcasts mentioned in this episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/13075432-a-step-by-step-process-to-mastering-your-emotions.mp3?download=truehttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/8825358-17-open-the-gates-to-self-worth-change-the-core-beliefs-that-lead-to-comfort-eating-part-2.mp3?download=truehttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/8636061-12-8-ways-to-comfort-yourself-without-food.mp3?download=truehttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1397278/8899057-19-can-mindful-eating-help-you-break-a-craving.mp3?download=true Citations 'In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts' - Gabor Maté ‘The Mindfulness Based Eating Solution’ - Lynn Rossy Phd Sue Howell Katherine Cooper Rachel Evans Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:20:51

Stress Addiction & Stress Eating

8/1/2023
The focus here is on the effect of stress on the brain and its role in addiction, particularly comfort eating. Shelley starts by discussing how stress alters the brain, making certain behaviours or substances more appealing. She highlights the link between stress and addiction, explaining that stress addiction can be challenging to overcome. Shelley shares insights from Gabor Maté's book, emphasizing that addictions often originate from painful experiences. She delves into the significance of early emotional development and attachment in determining susceptibility to addiction. The episode concludes with a self-regulation exercise to cope with stress-induced eating behaviours. Shelley encourages listeners to explore the emotional aspects of addiction and offers support through her social media platforms and support group. The podcast format will be changing slightly, with three episodes per month and a week off. Next week, Shelley will discuss how to resource around addiction. Another podcast you might like: Crack Your History Code Citations 'In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts' - Gabor Maté ‘Risk and Reward Are Processed Differently in Decisions Made Under Stress’ - Mara Mather and Nichole R. Lighthall https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721411429452 ‘How does stress affect the brain?’ - Maria Cohut, Ph.D. in Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323445#The-stress-hormone-affects-memory 'How do I stop stress eating?’ - Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD — By Nicole Galan https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320935 If you haven’t already, please give us a quick review and rating on Apple Podcasts, and don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. See you next week, same time, same place. Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:12:33

Addictive Personality? Brain Chemistry, Addiction & Food

7/26/2023
In this episode, we discuss addictive personality and various forms of addiction, particularly focusing on comfort eating. I talk about the concept of addictive personality, stating that it oversimplifies the reality of addiction. Addiction can manifest in different forms, not just related to substances but also behaviours like internet scrolling, binge-watching, and overworking. This podcast delves into the brain's chemistry, explaining how dopamine and endorphins are involved in addiction, leading to changes in brain structure and impulse control. Shelley emphasizes the importance of understanding addiction to make informed choices and regain control over your life. This is the first of a 3 part series. Citations Gabor Maté - 'In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts' Nora Volkow - ​​Drug addiction: the neurobiology of behaviour gone awry: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15550951/ Richard Rawson UCLA https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/richard.rawson.1/bibliography/44043452/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending Rare or Little Known Behavioral Addictions - Northpoint Washington: https://www.northpointwashington.com/blog/rare-little-known-behavioral-addictions/ The Challenge of Cross Addiction - Sherry Gaba: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/addiction-and-recovery/201904/the-challenge-cross-addiction Your next podcast episode: Stress Addiction & Stress Eating - The Roots of Addiction Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:16:23

A Guide to Surviving a NEGLECTFUL Partner - 5 min byte podcast

7/20/2023
Are you feeling trapped, ignored, or unloved in a relationship? Navigating the rough seas of a relationship saddled with a selfish person or narcissist isn't an easy journey. In this engaging episode of Underground Confidence, I share my wisdom on dealing with a narcissistic or difficult person. We take a deep look into effective coping strategies, underscoring the importance of communication, honesty, and expressing rather than suppressing emotions. Delving into the crucial aspect of establishing security in these challenging relationships, I highlight developing mutual understanding and empathy. We explore the potential of revealing vulnerability and expressing softer feelings to the narcissist, while also considering seeking professional help if necessary. This conversation is not just a guide to navigate relationships with narcissists but also a touching journey through the emotional maze that such relationships often are. Tune in to another enlightening episode of Underground Confidence with me, your host, Shelley Treacher. Citations Rethinking Narcissism - Dr. Craig Malkin Another podcast you might love: 10 Strategies to Bounce Back from Feeling Dismissed or Undermined Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:04:49

Need To Let Go of Someone TOXIC? - 10 Exit Strategies

7/19/2023
Here's an intriguing question, have you ever felt an unhealthy attachment to a past partner that feels a lot like addiction? In this candid discussion, I share my findings on post-relationship addiction, an issue that has a surprising number of people in its grip. Drawn from my own experiences and the experiences of others, I've developed 10 practical strategies designed to help you break free from this addictive cycle. I also describe how these strategies can help you with comfort eating recovery. We take a hard look at how to recognise and understand your addictive responses, shift your perspective to focus on personal needs and self-worth, and foster internal comfort instead of relying on external validation or distractions. As we move forward, we tackle the difficult path of emotional recovery, rebuilding relationships, and reigniting interest in other activities. This journey requires courage - staying with discomfort, acknowledging that your feelings were real, and facing the fear of being alone. I provide insights into self-soothing and self-regulation techniques, along with a list of non-harmful strategies that can be your go-to when you need some self-comfort. Whether you're dealing with the end of a relationship or battling food addiction, these insights are designed to assist you on your path towards recovery. So strap in, and let's navigate this challenging terrain together. Citations Rethinking Narcissism - Dr. Craig Malkin Here's another podcast you' might like: 27. What comfort seekers need to know about the fear of rejection Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:19:29

Do you suspect your partner has narcissistic/selfish tendencies?

7/13/2023
Does something feel 'off' in your relationship? Here, I peel back the layers of subtle narcissism, providing you with the tools to spot the warning signs and understand the behaviours often exhibited by covert narcissists. I even share my personal journey of dating someone with narcissistic tendencies, demonstrating how these traits can manifest in day-to-day situations. This may be a cause of your comfort eating or any distracting addiction. We also delve into the subtler traits of covert narcissists who display anger, condescension, and outright dishonesty to uphold their perceived superiority. Through my professional insights, you'll learn how these individuals often use flattery and deceit, including feigning disinterest in sex, to elevate themselves. In addition, we'll explore how their poor sense of humour and the intuitive feeling that something is off can be potential red flags. So, gear up for an enlightening chat that will empower you to navigate relationships with potential narcissists. Comfort Eating Recovery Quiz https://gforms.app/hQioCPz Citations Rethinking Narcissism - Dr. Craig Malkin Another podcast you might love: "Whenever we get close, one of us pulls away" - Avoidance Tactics & A FEAR Of Dependency Support the show Want Shelley's Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit? Subscribe here for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit' Have a question or comment? shelley_treacher@hotmail.com If this podcast helped you, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:18:37