Working with the Body: Coming Together & Busting Myths #MentalHealthMonday Recovery Education Session

With Jayne Mattingly

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Originally Aired Monday, August 21 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Working with the Body: Coming Together & Busting Myths with Jayne Mattingly | A #MentalHealthMonday Recovery Education Session

In this session of the #MentalHealthMonday Recovery Education Series, Jayne Mattingly of Eating Recovery Center will invite us to work with our bodies, instead of against them by embracing weight inclusivity, body liberation, and an inclusive recovery philosophy. As a specialist in eating disorder recovery and a disability advocate, Jayne will explain the complex mythology that surrounds our bodies and dispel false narratives that often get perpetuated in our society. She will delve into the effects of diet culture, healthism, and ableism while inviting us to be curious about any implicit and/or explicit biases we may discover along the way. Jayne will also define and conceptualize the under-recognized experience of “body grief.”

In this dialogue, Jayne will guide us to:

    • Understand the “anti-diet” movement & weight inclusivity in recovery
    • Explore concepts such as food & body neutrality
    • Practice body acceptance & liberation 
    • Comprehend implicit and explicit ableism & healthism
    • Body grief & the feeling of loss that comes from aging, disability, etc. 

Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.


Jayne Mattingly holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, runs a coaching business called Recovery Love and Care, and is the founder of The AND Initiative – a nonprofit that is about gifting (and destigmatizing) mobility aids to those with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses that impair their daily mobility.

She is a Say It Brave Ambassador and Community Partner for Eating Recovery Center and helps people recover from eating disorders and body image issues through her private coaching practice. Her latest project is her debut book (and subsequent podcast), This Is Body Grief, which is set to be released in the spring of 2025. She draws on her own personal story of navigating life with a physical disability and chronic illness and other case studies to explore the sense of loss that sometimes comes with living in a body – loss of freedom, control, safety, hope. Jayne invites individuals to be curious about their own experiences with internalized ableism and body grief.



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Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is an international center for eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and PTSD. We offer the full spectrum of treatment services adults, adolescents and children of all genders, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient programs.

Utilizing a full continuum of care, we provide expert behavioral health and medical treatment for eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders in an environment of compassion, collaboration, integrity, inclusivity, accountability and flexibility.

Recover right where you are.


The mission at Aware Recovery Care is to help people affected by addiction “Recover Where You Live.” At Aware Recovery Care, they transform the home into a treatment center, delivering innovative addiction services to those in need where they live. Aware Recovery Care treats addiction like a chronic illness, and their groundbreaking and evidence-based treatment approach provides comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of clinicians led by an Addiction Psychiatrist, a Family Systems Therapist, a Registered Nurse, and two Certified Recovery Advisors. They help their clients learn new skills and daily habits required to maintain abstinence while remaining amongst family and friends in their community, thereby eliminating the often difficult return home from traditional treatment options. Privacy and anonymity are respected, and dignity is preserved as they provide discreet and effective addiction care.

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The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

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