Institution: State of California
Certification: Sustainability from UCLA
Certification Year: 2015
Institution: Antioch Univierstiy
In practice since: 1981
Health in body, mind, spirit and environment and how they are interrelated is the underlying theme of my work and my life. My main approach is through eating disorder recovery work with adult women. Yet the healing only begins there. Building a sturdy base of health, stamina, self respect and capacity to love, laugh and enjoy life is critical for to prosper and thrive in this world. It's also critical for us to be able to face and surmount the challenges we face now and will in the future.
These issues are fundamental to my life in all ways. I exercise, read, write, enjoy laughter and games with my family, play and walk with my dogs, relax or work in my garden, travel, explore the arts in Los Angeles, am a sustainability activist and dabble in painting and sketching when I can. My work with patients is a satisfying and fulfilling joy. I can't imagine anything more fulfilling than being a positive influence on a person as they wade through pain and limitations to reach recovery and discover their capacity to bloom into a life better than they ever imagined.
Meditation and Guided Visualization
Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink offers a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders, based on her thirty-year professional practice treating adults with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. She shares her personal struggles with bulimia, along with stories from a wide-range of clients she has counseled. Poppink primarily addresses women who have been suffering with eating disorders for years while they manage their careers, marriages, and families. Healing Your Hungry