Binging and your period have an intimate and fascinating connection that you may have never been told about; not just in female humans, but in non-human animals as well.
Sue Kolod, Ph.D., has been studying the impact of hormones on the psyche with a particular focus on sexuality, menopause and the menstrual cycle. Her findings are illuminating, cutting-edge, and applicable to daily life.
With a compassionate and inquisitive approach, Sue talks us through the history of why the menstrual cycle is all but disregarded in larger cultural conversations and expectations regarding work, sexuality, and yes, hunger.
With their inclusive approach, Sue’s discoveries just might change the way you look at your own cycles, their affect of your hunger, body image, mood and more.
In this podcast, you will learn:
- When and why it became taboo to discuss women’s cycles in the context of work and life
- Early 20th-century research on menstrual cycles and the psyche
- Observed and researched hunger patterns throughout the cycle; including menstruation, ovulation, and the lead-up time to both
- The relationship between body image, binging, and bleeding
- Patterns of sex drive and varying desires throughout the menstrual cycle
- Recommendations on a healthy, sustainable view of one’s behavior changes throughout the cycle from an experienced and caring psychoanalytic doctor.
Sue Kolod, Ph.D. is a Training & Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and teaches in its adult certificate program in psychoanalysis. She is the Co-Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action and Psychoanalysis Unplugged, two online blogs hosted by Psychology Today. She has lectured and written about the impact of hormones on the psyche with a particular focus on sexuality, menopause and the menstrual cycle. Her chapter on this subject, The Circle (Cycle) Game appears in the book, Body States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders 92015) edited by Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. Dr. Kolod is the Chair of the Committee on Public Information of the American Psychoanalytic Association and maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.