In this episode, I interview Anna Sperlich, an addiction psychologist based in Germany who helps women get over self-abusive food behaviors. She talks about what influenced her career path, about goal setting, and gives me a personal psychology session about my morning routine and habits.
Anna Sperlich, MSc., HP-PT, is a registered addiction psychologist, counsellor, yoga teacher and eating disorder coach who helps women with eating disorders and food/weight/body image issues learn how to transform their relationship with food by transforming their relationship with themselves and create a life and body they love. She’s the founder of AnnaSperlich.com and the creator of the world’s first online Dessert Party for women who want to learn how to prepare and enjoy safe, healthy and delicious dessert.
Anna lives in Berlin, Germany. When she’s not teaching women worldwide how to stop their self-abusive food behaviours and heal their food, body, mind relationship, you can find her in the kitchen creating mouth-watering trigger-free desserts, hanging with her family or rebalancing herself on the yoga mat.
Some Questions We Ask:
- What sort of problems is she helping her clients get over?
If you binge, it’s not about the food, it’s about the shame, and the guilt and the disgust that you’re feeling afterwards.
It’s typically not the food that’s actually the addiction, it’s our relationship with ourselves that the addiction really is.
- What are the key traits or criteria that you need to develop to overcome or deal with addiction?
Am I doing something because I want to get that external, I want to reach to something that’s outside of myself in order to give me that feeling inside that I feel I’m not having?
- What book has most influenced her and why?
- What is she most proud of?
- When she hears the word successful, who is the first person that comes to mind?
- If she could have dinner with one person she admires, past or present, who would it be and why?
What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
- How her family background influenced the work that she’s doing now
- The mentality behind what causes the obsession of high achievers and high performers, that once they’re done performing in whatever discipline that they’re performing in, that addiction to success ends up becoming addiction to something else.
- The right way to set goals
- Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map
- Why alcoholics slip back into their habits
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