Thom Rutledge: Learning To Talk Back At The Eating Disorder Voice

In this podcast I talk to psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge about addition, eating disorders, and ignoring the negative inner voice.
Thom Rutledge, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Embracing Fear, The Self-Forgiveness Handbook, The Greater Possibilities, Simple Truth and is co-author (with Jenni Schaefer) of Life Without Ed. Thom has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Australia’s Channel 10 and has consulted with The Dr. Phil Show. For more information about Thom’s books, workshops and availability for Skype or telephone consultations, visit
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  1. I have a question – I am a middle aged woman with restrictive AN, in my third relapse over 30 years. I really need to know HOW to do what is necessary to stop hearing the voices or to be able to have them be background noise. I hear them constantly and my own responses don’t come close to registering. How do you actually DO this part that Thom refers to in this podcast? I am feeling very stuck and unable to fight back against the eating disorder, and so exhausted by it I can’t even find the energy to try. Thanks for any information.