Ep 40 - Lucy Aphramor
Lucy Aphramor on disrupting narratives, how relationships with food can serve as a vehicle for deeper work, & redefining the default for "good Dietitian."
What interrupts our access to our body story – what is permissible and accessible?
How can we provide a space where “I am OK” is available?
Relational ways of connecting using a variety of frameworks using metaphors and stories
Assumptions that are made through the dominant medical framework
The importance of validation & enquiry
When people discover it for themselves, then I help theorise it
How we can support people to understand their own story
The “health” narrative is so powerful that people will erase their own story
Supporting people to take their own story seriously
Food, eating and body are the vehicle for the deep work….
Being guided by values
Being able to sit with our own discomfort, stepping away from “fixing”
What defines a “good Dietitian”
If “fixing people” and “telling people what to do” is a strong part of our professional identity, and if I want to be a “good Dietitian” then that will be our default…..
Acting with integrity and acknowledging when we’ve got it wrong
Self compassion is for everyone, including us!
How Lucy weaves in self compassion
Disconnection stops compassion from flourishing
Honouring story as a powerful way of connecting
Visibility, and taking risk
Walking away is always a walking towards.....
The practice of taking choices......
Creating three examples as a way to move away from the binary
Lucy's dream Dietetic course!!
Expand the definition of what it means to be a Dietitian, "do" Dietetics
How we can understand how trauma shows up - and why it's pivotal