The impact of trauma/ eating disorders and Type 2 diabetes

A question for the Community: i just recently joined and i focus on how violence impacts the ability to learn from a whole life perspective. I have just shared my own story living with type 2 diabetes , recovering from an eating disorder and coming from a history of trauma, using mindfulness, trauma informed therapy as a process and other modalities. My background is: Social Worker, Community Activist, Artist.  I would like to begin a conversation about the intersection of trauma and disabetes other chronic illness and eating disorders. 

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The Learning and Violence Collaborative.  

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Sheri:

If you've not seen this article in the Atlantic (two years old) it's worth checking out. The Second Assault: Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person's entire psychology and metabolism.

 It's an important discussion you are having and I'd love to learn more as well. Cissy

Christine Cissy White posted:

Sheri:

If you've not seen this article in the Atlantic (two years old) it's worth checking out. The Second Assault: Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person's entire psychology and metabolism.

 It's an important discussion you are having and I'd love to learn more as well. Cissy


Thanks @Christine Cissy White for sharing the article. All I can say is WOW! I am in such a tender place right now. I am not overweight, in fact I have lost a lot of weight because of lifestyle changes, however I binge eat a lot. My daughter is 3 now and I think it is a huge trigger for me to childhood trauma. I am not sure, but I am in pain and the catchy part is that I am in my last semester of school for mental health counselor. But how can I help others with my own stuff in the way. I've been wanting to try yoga for some time now. 

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