287-The Not Good Enough Voices with Vanessa Preston

by | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Not Good Enough Voices

Although I consider myself a confident woman today, it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, at 46 years old, I can honestly say that I spent most of my life feeling not good enough.

Diet culture conditioning and the pursuit of the thin ideal kept me from accessing what was a fact: my innate worth. I was chasing externally what was already present internally. 

The Not Good Enough Voices 

I was confusing my thoughts with the truth. The not-good-enough voices were just that voices. Thoughts that were playing on repeat in my mind that with time became a belief. The belief that I wasn’t good enough.

What I didn’t know was that beliefs aren’t truth. Beliefs are simply long-held thoughts that feel factual.

Although I spent decades believing that feeling good enough was something to be earned, it’s only when I allowed myself to challenge this belief that I began feeling better about myself.

When I became curious about where the not-good-enough voices came from, when I began asking myself where I learned that I wasn’t good enough, that’s when the breakthrough happened.

When I authorized myself to believe that it was possible for me to be worthy as I was in my now body, without eating perfectly or meeting the thin ideal, I began feeling confident.

Curiosity & compassion were the tools that reconnected me to my innate worth and tuned out the not good enough voices.

On today’s podcast

Our guest Vanessa Preston is a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Nutritionist in Australia. She has provided assessments and therapy services for 14 years and specializes in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and complex trauma. 

She’s also is the creator of the Body and Food Freedom Project and the host of the Body and Food Freedom Podcast where she supports women to make peace with food and their bodies. Currently, Vanessa is in full-time private practice at Green Life Psychology and Counselling.

Vanessa will help us navigate the path back to feeling good enough.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The power in naming the feeling of not good enough
  • The intersection between diet culture and women feeling not good enough
  • Being curious is the first step in tuning the voice of not good enough
  • How to use compassion to feel good enough

Mentioned on the show:

The Roadmap to Not Good Enough Voices

Undiet Your Life

Podcast Roadmap 

Connect with our guest

Website

Instagram

Facebook

 

 

Welcome!

I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, host of the Going BeyondTheFood podcast, and Creator of the Going BeyondTheFood Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

Get started with our free Freedom Roadmap.
I’ll see you on the other side! 

Search Podcast Episodes

Success Stories

Julie Mann

The Going Beyond the Food Method is an amazingly comprehensive program…

Peg Seitz Wedig

Stephanie’s program was life-changing for me…

Deanna McKay

Stephanie”s program tools work…

Jacquie Sands

Working with Stephanie has been a body, mind and…

Carol

Stephanie’s program was an eye-opening and life-changing….

Get Your Free Roadmap

Subscribe to Our Podcast

ASK ME ANYTHING

Questions about body image, food, mindset, motivation, goal setting…

 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

ARE YOU READY

TO END YOUR BATTLE WITH FOOD?

Watch the recording of the Rebellious Eating Solution Masterclass 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

diet quiz

IS IT YOU...

OR IS IT YOUR DIET?

Take the Quiz and find out. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!