Signe is back in the studio for Thanksgiving, talking about body boundaries and diet-free parenting tips for the holidays, from Raising Body Positive Teens, with Gasia Mikaelian on Mornings on 2 at KTVU. Tune into the segment here.
By Jodie Sadowsky, CNN.
"I found a book I wished I'd read as a teen,"No Weigh: A Teen's Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom," coauthored by three teen experts: adolescent medicine physician Dr. Shelley Aggarwal, eating disorder therapist Signe Darpinian and registered dietitian Wendy Sterling. Though intended for teens, the book resonated with me both individually and as a parent.In March, this trio collaborated on a down-to-earth guide for parents. "Raising Body Positive Teens: A Parent's Guide to Diet-Free Living, Exercise and Body Image" has changed the narrative in my head and household, as I support my teen, tween and 7-year-old to cultivate a balanced relationship with food and body.
A ‘wellness culture’ that robs us of food freedom.
Many of the trends that compose wellness culture — intermittent fasting, strict veganism, juicing or sugar-free baking — appear ‘healthy’ and ‘normal’ to the untrained eye. But according to sports dietician Wendy Sterling and licensed therapist Signe Darpinian, wellness culture is a key driver behind the high rates of disordered eating exhibited in teens and adults. Both Sterling and Darpinian have researched and worked on eating disorders extensively and co-authored a book on helping teens with eating disorders. “When food is neutral, when ice cream equals broccoli, your body really does have the tendency to crave what it needs versus what you’re not letting it have,” Darpinian said.
How to help teens have a peaceful relationship with food: Body image can be fraught for many. That doesn’t have to affect the kids in your life. "It’s important to know about actual warning signs around food and body image. Darpinian, Aggarwal, and Sterling say that they often hear parents of adolescents in treatment for full-blown eating disorders say that they didn’t initially recognize a problem because they thought their children were “just eating healthier and exercising more.”
Welcome to Burnt Toast! This is the podcast where we talk about diet culture, fatphobia, parenting, and health. Today Virginia Sole-Smith is chatting with Signe Darpinian who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified eating disorder specialist, and host of Therapy Rocks, a personal growth podcast. She is also the co-author of No Weigh!: A Teen's Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom and the new book Raising Body Positive Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Diet-free Living, Exercise, and Body Image. Virginia is thrilled to have Signe on the podcast because she is someone who can answer all your questions about intuitive eating and anti-diet life with teenagers. Listen here.
Pacific alumna and licensed therapist Signe Darpinian '95 will release her second book, “Raising Body Positive Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Diet-Free Living, Exercise and Body Image,” in March 2022. “We're trying to do something more preventative (with this book) and teach parents how to provide protective factors in their home,” said Darpinian, something she says is a challenge since many parents have their own struggles with food and body image.
In this episode, Signe shares how her sequence of co-authored books came to be, the beauty of bringing all your experiences to the table, the diet culture horror film that was the 1980’s and the challenges that comes for 1980’s Gen X parents raising today’s teens, how witnessing diet culture (as well as participating) has impact, the benefits of boundaries and to finish up off, Signe shares the collective hope for parents who read the ‘Raising Body Positive Teens’ book.
Eating when feeling stressed has become a reality for many of us during these unsettling days, even among people who don't usually reach for food when feeling anxious. "The hunger meter is one of our most helpful tools for getting back to what the body already knows how to do, in case you've found yourself off path and off in the weeds a bit during this stressful time," said Signe Darpinian, a certified eating disorders specialist and the coauthor of "No Weigh! A Teen's Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom."
Signe is back on KTVU Channel 2 with anchor Gasia Mikaelian to talk about normalizing emotional eating during stressful times.
FOX 40 interview with anchor Kristi Gross to bring awareness to eating difficulties and eating disorder recovery during COVID-19.
Isolation at home and the stress of the coronavirus pandemic evidently is driving a large number of referrals for people seeking help for eating disorders. Signe Darpinian, who has practice offices in Modesto and the Bay Area, said it’s happening not only in this region but is a national trend this year. She cited media reports that the National Eating Disorder Association has seen an 80 percent increase in calls to its helpline.
“Reshaping the Paradigm, Debunking the Myth of Weight Loss as Health Promotion, What Providers Need to Know," Dr. Shelley Aggarwal, USA, Signe Darpinian LMFT, USA. Amman, Jordan/Middle East North Africa Region (MENA) December 12-14th 2019.
Signe is back on The Lisa Show giving matter-of-fact tips on Handling Halloween Candy in the Household. The Lisa Show is a two-hour talk show focusing on helping others find hope, optimism, and a healthy life perspective. The show covers a wide variety of topics such as family, relationships, business, pop culture, and self-help. Our national audience is targeted to parents of children ages 6-16.
Signe talks to Lisa Valentine on The Lisa Show about a "Friendship with Food" and gives advice to parents on how to pay attention to your intention around weight and food. The Lisa Show is a two-hour talk show focusing on helping others find hope, optimism, and a healthy life perspective. The show covers a wide variety of topics such as family, relationships, business, pop culture, and self-help. Our national audience is targeted to parents of children ages 6-16.
Today, Kathy is joined by Signe Darpinian, LMFT, CEDS, CEDS-S, and they have a conversation on the importance of developing a friendship with food and your body. There are many factors they discuss including how trust comes into play.The Gurze/Salucore podcast airing once a week where we interview the top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders. Healthy conversations about eating disorders.
With KTVU Fox 2 anchor Gasia Mikaelian.
Signe Darpinian and Wendy Sterling discuss their book "No Weigh" on KTVU Fox 2 with anchor Gasia Mikaelian.
Podcast interview with Dr. Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S, "Connected Eating with Signe Darpinian." The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast is a show about the recovery process from eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, as well as disordered eating,emotional eating, dieting, and exercise addiction. The show is for anyone who would like to learn more about the psychology of eating disorders, make peace with food, improve their body image,and live authentically. The show blends solo episodes with the host, Dr. Janean Anderson, and experts in the field including authors, speakers,dietitians, and treatment professionals.
Signe Darpinian will be speaking at Gallo's ERG for women, and their allies, with the goal of developing and supporting female employees through networking events, mentoring, and professional development.
In this week’s podcast episode NYC-based psychotherapists, Zoe Bisbing and Leslie Bloch, are talking all about the home environment and how we can use it to help our kids develop healthy relationships with food. Our amazing guest, therapist and eating disorder expert Signe Darpinian (@noweighguide), talks us through what it means to raise connected eaters and how we can set up our homes to promote this kind of eating for both our kids and ourselves. She draws on research from her recent book, her clinical work, and her experience raising her daughter to offer tons of practical suggestions for helping young people develop attunement to their hunger cues and build trust in their bodies.
Signe is the guest on The Lady Brain Show with Steph and Lauren! Click here to listen to the interview about how to handle Holiday Fare/Eating. The Lady Brain Show airs on Saturday evenings at 10 PM on Comcast Hometown Network, Channel 104 in six California markets: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Visalia, Modesto, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and more. CHN has over 2 million subscribers.
Signe will be a guest again on The Lady Brain Show with Steph and Lauren! Click here to listen to the interview about Brides and Body Image. The Lady Brain Show airs Saturday evenings at 10 PM on Comcast Hometown Network, Channel 104 in six California markets: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Visalia, Modesto, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and more. CHN has over 2 million subscribers. Tune in to CHN in Chicago Saturday and KWSS in Arizona 10 - 12 PM Sundays.
Pinterest Headquarters invited Signe Darpinian to do a wellness lecture; please click here for the archived talk on The Essentials of Connected Eating.
The State is proud to partner with therapist, author and public speaker Signe Darpinian and The Body Positive in bringing a life-affirming event to Modesto. Come and learn to love your body and live your life (and quiet that critical voice!) with The Body Positive's co-founder Connie Sobczak. You will take away the tools you need to let go of the harmful and sometimes life-threatening attitudes about your body, and learn to embrace your magnificent, authentic self.
Tune into Signe's interview on eating mindfully with EMMY winner Susan Sikora at 8 a.m. on the CW 44/cable 12 Bay Area Focus in San Francisco. Bay Area Focus with Susan Sikora is one of very few locally produced TV talk shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. This one-on-one interview format, hosted by EMMY winner Susan Sikora, airs Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. on the CW 44/cable 12 (KBCW-TV) throughout Northern California. The show features in-depth conversations with visiting celebrities and newsmakers, local artists, politicians, and community leaders. In addition, it highlights the Bay Area's numerous non-profit organizations, activities, and community events, and addresses the gamut of regional and local issues and concerns dealing with education, housing, politics, and transportation.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Embrace, the newly released documentary that explores the issue of body loathing and the negative stereotypes women endure worldwide, to the line-up of films being shown as part of this year's Women of The West Film Festival. In addition to adding Embrace to WOW, we are welcoming our keynote speaker for the film, Signe Darpinian, a licensed marriage & family therapist who has specialized in eating disorders for over 15 years.