When You're FEELING INSECURE, Watch This To Change EVERYTHING! | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is a therapy session with a licensed therapist and a guest who struggles with an eating disorder, with the goal of bringing awareness to mental health and providing tools and resources for healing.

The video is an episode of the podcast "On Purpose" featuring licensed marriage and family therapist Jesus and a guest named Jamie who shares her struggles with an eating disorder. The episode aims to bring awareness to mental health and provide tools and resources for healing. Jamie discusses how her eating disorder began at a young age and how it has worsened in the past two years, particularly during the pandemic. The therapist asks questions to understand Jamie's experiences and offers reflections at the end. The episode is meant to show that therapy is a helpful tool and to reduce the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues.

  • The video is a therapy session with a licensed therapist and a guest who struggles with an eating disorder.
  • The goal is to bring awareness to mental health and provide tools and resources for healing.
  • Therapy still has stigma in certain cultures, backgrounds, and places around the world.
  • Jamie has struggled with an eating disorder since she was seven or eight years old.
  • Feeling of labeling foods as good or bad can lead to shame around food.
  • Body positivity movement can help with accepting different body types.
  • Working with a professional can help with overcoming an eating disorder.
  • Guest struggles with orthorexia, an obsession with healthy eating.
  • Guest's therapist has helped her overcome shame and stigma surrounding mental health.

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Introduction

  • The video is a therapy session with a licensed therapist and a guest who struggles with an eating disorder.
  • The goal is to bring awareness to mental health and provide tools and resources for healing.
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Why the Therapy Session is Important

  • Therapy still has stigma in certain cultures, backgrounds, and places around the world.
  • People are scared and apprehensive towards therapy.
  • It's rare to be invited into a therapy session because they're so personal and vulnerable.
  • The goal is to provide tools, resources, and encouragement for healing.
  • The session is open to anyone and everyone who is listening and watching.
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Jamie's Story

  • Jamie has struggled with an eating disorder since she was seven or eight years old.
  • She started to feel the repercussions of a family member, her mom, being the person.
  • In the past two years, it got much worse, especially during the pandemic.
  • Putting on clothes got really hard, and depression set in a lot deeper than it ever has been.
  • Jamie has always felt bigger in some way and struggled with her body.
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When You're FEELING INSECURE, Watch This To Change EVERYTHING! | Jay Shetty - YouTube

Early Signs of Disordered Eating

  • Jamie noticed comments about what she should and shouldn't be eating at a young age.
  • She started to notice other people's bodies and felt like she wasn't good enough within her body.
  • Jamie struggled with her body since she was seven or eight years old.
  • She felt bigger in some way and noticed that she was developing before her friends.
  • Jamie struggled with her body in multiple ways since she was young.
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Eating Habits and Orthorexia

  • Feeling of labeling foods as good or bad can lead to shame around food.
  • Eating habits are more focused on orthorexia, which is being cognizant of eating healthy.
  • There is a lot of shame around food and constantly thinking about the next meal.
  • Food choices are based on what is deemed healthy, and there is no overeating or undereating.
  • Food has become more charged, and there is always a new diet or way of eating to try.
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Monitoring Food Consumption

  • There is no tracking of what is eaten, but a list is made every week of the foods and meals to be consumed.
  • Workouts are also planned out in advance.
  • Food diary has been helpful in the past.
  • Lists are made in an excel document.
  • Orthorexia can be mistaken for being healthy and mindful.
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Body Positivity and Eating Disorder

  • Body positivity movement has led to a realization that the body type she wanted in the past is not the only desirable one.
  • Working with someone to get off of add medicine led to the removal of certain foods and a strict regimen.
  • Removing certain foods led to weight loss, but when the person stopped working with her, she gained weight.
  • Realized that the strict regimen was not healthy and worsened her eating disorder.
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Conclusion

  • Orthorexia and shame around food can lead to an eating disorder.
  • Monitoring food consumption can be helpful, but it can also be a sign of an eating disorder.
  • Body positivity movement can help with accepting different body types.
  • Working with a professional can help with overcoming an eating disorder.
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Struggles with Eating Disorder

  • Guest struggles with orthorexia, an obsession with healthy eating
  • Obsession with food has become more pervasive in the past few years
  • Guest manipulates her body to avoid feeling certain parts she doesn't like
  • Wearing the same outfit every day during the pandemic to avoid tight clothing
  • Antidepressants have become a light for her and an important piece to her recovery
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Medication and Therapy

  • Guest has been on antidepressants since she was nine years old
  • She sees a psychiatrist every three months for check-ins
  • Therapy journey began at five years old with play therapy
  • Guest hated therapy and didn't understand why she was there
  • Therapy was uncomfortable for her and she swore off therapy for a long time
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Importance of Identifying Issues

  • Identifying what to work on is a huge component of therapy
  • Kids may be put into therapy because of behavioral issues
  • Guest had a hard time understanding why she was in therapy at a young age
  • Guest's therapist didn't provide a rationale for why she was there
  • Guest didn't like therapy because she felt like she was the only one talking
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Overcoming Shame and Stigma

  • Guest felt shame and stigma for taking antidepressants at a young age
  • She didn't take her medication regularly because she didn't understand why she needed it
  • Guest's antidepressants have become an important piece to her recovery
  • Guest has learned to appreciate the importance of medication in her life
  • Guest's therapist has helped her overcome shame and stigma surrounding mental health
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Previous Therapy Experiences

  • The guest hated therapy because she didn't want to be told things she didn't understand about herself.
  • She always wanted attention and praise for her body.
  • She had a positive experience with a therapist in college who engaged her in conversation.
  • She wants to be involved in the conversation and have a voice in her therapy goals.
  • Structure and guidance from the therapist are important to her.
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Current Therapy Goals

  • The guest wants to feel good in her body.
  • She struggles with eating and finds it hard to eat even though she enjoys food.
  • She wants to be comfortable in her body and not feel like she needs to look a certain way.
  • Food and her body take up a lot of mental space and can be debilitating.
  • Thinking about food and avoiding it can get in the way of relationships and performance at work.
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Impact on Relationships

  • The guest's struggles with her body and food can get in the way of her libido and being intimate with her partner.
  • She doesn't want anyone to touch her because she doesn't feel good in her body.
  • Being touched is uncomfortable even though it's coming from a supportive place.
  • She is working on being more comfortable with her body and being intimate with her partner.
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Importance of Therapy

  • Therapy can provide structure and guidance for working towards goals.
  • It is important to be involved in the conversation and have a voice in therapy goals.
  • Therapy can help with mental health struggles that impact relationships and performance at work.
  • Therapy can help with body image issues and struggles with food.
  • Therapy can help with being comfortable in one's own body and being intimate with a partner.
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Relationship between Body Image and Self-Worth

  • The guest struggles with feeling unworthy in different aspects of her life.
  • She uses Instagram to write stream of consciousness posts about her eating disorder.
  • She wrote a post about how being thinner would make her feel more worthy.
  • She relies on her body to make her feel better about herself.
  • She believes achieving a particular body type will make negative feelings go away.
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Prototype of Ideal Body Type

  • The guest thinks her prototype of an ideal body type comes from her mom.
  • She has memories of trying on a friend's jeans and feeling bad that they didn't fit.
  • Exploring where the prototype comes from can help in unlearning it.
  • It's important to have personal goals that are separate from weight loss.
  • The guest's focus is more on body image than fitness.
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