Do you know of someone who was abused as a child and has been battling weight issues for most of her/his life? Have you considered the fact that abuse in childhood can leave people with more than bad memories — verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse are all linked to an increased risk of adult obesity? Some weight management experts say that obese adults who are struggling unsuccessfully with weight loss may want to take a look at their childhoods before continuing with intensive weight-loss programs. If this is indeed a fact, then the way to weight loss has to begin by dealing with childhood issues.
Bad things do happen to good people; unfortunately many of our community members have been touched by this issues. Not everyone who was abused as a child struggles with obesity or has problems losing weight, but those who do may have other symptoms of ongoing trauma in their lives, like difficulty dealing with stress, troubled relationships, and interrupted sleep patterns are other signs that abuse is still affecting you.
Special Guest: Judith Belmont (@JudyBelmont)
Judy Belmont, MS, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness speaker with over 30 year of experience. She has spoken nationally on a variety of mental health and wellness topics, and is a member of The National Speakers Association. With her insights about the common issues and challenges that people face as a foundation, she has spoken extensively on topics including resiliency, positive thinking, communication and managing stress effectively. Her primary focus has been to offer practical strategies to boost emotional resilience, self-empowerment, enhancing personal and workplace wellness.
She is the co-author of a whimsical, self-help book on resiliency and wellness, The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life. This book has a great collection of real life situations that we face every day and helps us take a different look at it. I came across multiple scenarios in the book that seem very common and happened to me multiple times – handling a difficult boss, holding on to the past, not moving forward because of fear of failure.
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