How I help women who binge and overeat

June 25, 2021
Me holding an illustration which portrays a women sitting on the floor of the sea, with only the top of her head emerging and forming an island. There are also some fishes swimming and the woman looks sad. This is an illustration from Giulia Pintus illustration

I’ve found something that beautifully portrays how I help women who binge and overeat.

Last Christmas I decided to buy myself a present.

I had seen this illustration made by a very talented illustrator who comes from my beloved land, Sardinia, and I fell in love with it instantly.
I decided this was the perfect gift for me!

What enchanted me was the fact that I see it as a dreamy and delicate representation of my work.

After all, I help women to safely and compassionately dive and explore the submerged, often unexpressed.

Always keeping a close look at the tiny island, that part that emerges from the water: what they have decided to show to the world or express in their difficult relationship with food and their body.

You might for example be using food to forget or put a problem to the side for a while; e.g., it could be that you need love and attention, satisfaction in your relationship or in work, freedom and time to do what you like, or unload some pressure.

However that connection might not be clear or visible to you yet.

This is why I always strive to help women who binge and overeat find the connection between the two worlds. The link that connects the submerged with the emerged, so we can get more clarity, and often let the beauty they keep hidden underwater finally emerge (which, mind you, is not just the external one).

Sometimes, it takes a little help to face those insidious fishes keeping them anchored to habits and insecurities that prevent them from decorating the little island with the most beautiful things: their passions, the brilliant ideas they don’t dare say, their caring for others, you name it.

If I asked you what you would like to decorate your island with, what would your answer be? If you like, share it in the comments or send me a message.

With kindness,

Dona 🌷

The wonderful illustration in the pic is by Giulia Pintus Illustrazioni

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Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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