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JoannaPoppink Your eating disorder challenge: move beyond recovery to renewal https://t.co/7n7MrQdiuc
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JoannaPoppink When tension builds, avoid a relapse. Read or reread Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorde… https://t.co/pV2gYOP2xq
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JoannaPoppink An international team of neuroscientists scanned the brains of lifelong bullies and found something grim: Bullies’… https://t.co/YTsEW5iabQ
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JoannaPoppink Mental Health Experts Silenced on Trump by New Ethics Rule https://t.co/eAnePKooCs
JoannaPoppink Meaning of Your Dreams: Eating disorders keep you on the surface. Dreams go deep. How to understand and benefit fr… https://t.co/c9Dg5VYpzQ

 

Here you will find articles discussing the various ways culture and media can affect both the development of an eating disorder and eating disorder recovery.

 

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When Celebrities Share Their Eating Disorder Recovery Stories, Millions Listen

 

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sopranos Star, and Joanna Poppink, L.M.F.T.   psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder treatment, together in Los Angeles, August 14, 2002 celebrating the launching of the new book by Jamie-Lynn.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sopranos Star, and Joanna Poppink, L.M.F.T. psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder treatment, together in Los Angeles, August 14, 2002 celebrating the launching of the new book by Jamie-Lynn.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, star of the popular HBO series The Sopranos, courageously and generously shares her eating disorder recovery story through the media, her book, "Wise Girl" and as spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Black Swan: Beautiful Public Appearance and Ugly Secret Body Destruction (1-8)


The Black Swan artistic creative team bring the anorexic lived experience to the screen. Women with a history of bulimia and compulsive overeating identify with part of Nina’s experience, especially the confusion between fantasy and reality.  But the person with severe anorexia is described meticulously.

In the film you see what looks like the fragile and delicate vulnerability of Nina. The film catches the seemingly exquisite spiritual quality of the anorexic woman that is a facade for the dark and powerful destructive elements within her. 

Black Swan: Is Help Possible for Nina? (8-8)

 

For Nina, the obsessed ballerina of the Black Swan, to get help in establishing her healthy process of development she would have to

Black Swan: End of the Film and Beyond (7-8)

 

In the Black Swan, Nina’s distorted perceptions based on fantasies and limited vision become hallucinations she believes. Brain cells deprived of nutrition do not function normally. Nina believes perceptions which take her deeper into her hallucinations and guide her behavior.

The end of the film shows the extreme of glorified and malignant romanticism based on unrealistic definition of personal perfection.  Nina glorifies meaningless

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JoannaPoppink Your eating disorder challenge: move beyond recovery to renewal https://t.co/7n7MrQdiuc
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JoannaPoppink When tension builds, avoid a relapse. Read or reread Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorde… https://t.co/pV2gYOP2xq
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JoannaPoppink An international team of neuroscientists scanned the brains of lifelong bullies and found something grim: Bullies’… https://t.co/YTsEW5iabQ
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JoannaPoppink Mental Health Experts Silenced on Trump by New Ethics Rule https://t.co/eAnePKooCs
JoannaPoppink Meaning of Your Dreams: Eating disorders keep you on the surface. Dreams go deep. How to understand and benefit fr… https://t.co/c9Dg5VYpzQ

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