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Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Lafayette, California
Dr. Johanna Marie Mcshane has been working in the field of eating disorders treatment for 20... Full Bio
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a quote I saw by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm not sure where I saw this quote, but I thought it was interesting, and also relevant for you guys.  It was apparently said by Einstein, who, as we know, had quite ... Read on »
"Full recovery" is a tricky one ... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "Full recovery" is a tricky one to define, since recovery means a variety of things to people. In general, what we'd hope for as work on one's self evolves is for there to b ... Read on »
"working hard" by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here's something related to the idea of tolerance, so I thought it'd be good to bring it up: working hard on ourselves and what that means. Just like the word Tolera ... Read on »
(learning to) soothe yourself by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, I'm so glad you asked that question. And for any of you guys that didn't see SuperEgg's question, I'm going to paste part of it here: "what is the recipe to ... Read on »
1st part of Bumper Sticker by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yeah, good thing I thought to add in that first part of the Bumper Sticker: Don't Sell Yourself Short. There are so many ways you guys sell yourselves short (I see ... Read on »
2 & 10 & 45 steps backwards by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders You are so right, PTC, that we've all done it: 1 step forward and 2 steps back- or half a step forward and 30 back... And sometimes 2 steps forward and no steps back. It ... Read on »
2 Perfection Deflection Awards and a reminder to all of us by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Both Wendy and Laura get Perfection Deflection Awards. Wendy gets one for never giving up in her recovery and keeping going no matter what! (and also for recognizing this ... Read on »
2 things by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Ok, two things I for sure want to say before it gets too late at night (since I'm already over my self-imposed bedtime!). First of all, Laura (Laura not-R :), no way ... Read on »
3 things by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I don't know about pearls of wisdom, Leanonme... I have been SO swamped that I can't remember any pearls... I do have an idea for the end of the year however. I w ... Read on »
5 people by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders First of all.... Laura, NO WAY!!! You did not get to pet a llama!!! How totally cool is that?! I've actually heard they have quite the attitude (like camels, apparently) ... Read on »
8 things to do to not absorb tension by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The holidays can be a great time of year. They can mean getting to see people we love, doing wintery things we can only do this time of year, observing traditions ... Read on »
:) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wow, 4 days without communicating with you guys is a way long time. I'm so happy you guys continue on communicating with each other no matter what I'm up to or where I've ... Read on »
a "sort of amnesia" by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm glad, Courtney, that you are beginning to "see some good things" again. I know how frustrating it is when, no matter how hard they try, someone can't come up with an ... Read on »
a "vote for me" and why it's so hard by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A client of mine came up with the phrase "a vote for me" as a general category/description for the things she was beginning to do for herself. She was happy and pr ... Read on »
a "vote for me" and why it's so hard by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A client of mine came up with the phrase "a vote for me" as a general category/description for the things she was beginning to do for herself. She was happy and pr ... Read on »
a big part of elf duties by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A big part of my duties as a holiday elf is to help people plan for this period of time- really from Halloween through New Year's is the time frame. There are myriad ... Read on »
A client of mine just bought her ... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A client of mine just bought herself a "friend." He's adorable- about 9 inches tall, colorful, fuzzy, with big eyes and funny ears (he's stuffed, by the way). We had ... Read on »
A client was talking about emoti... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A client was talking about emotions this week. She was trying to categorize her feelings into "good" and "bad" groups, her thinking being that she "liked good emotions" ... Read on »
a couple more... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Thought I'd add a couple more to the Bumper Sticker bonanza from yesterday :) To allow ourselves to practice freely takes courage. Living fully as a human takes ... Read on »
A couple of weeks ago I had a re ... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A couple of weeks ago I had a really interesting discussion with a client. For the past few weeks she has become increasingly frustrated, even hopeless at her "lac ... Read on »