Recovery conversation with Kate, age 42 – Michelle Sparkes

Recovery conversation with Kate, age 42

In this podcast I speak to Kate, a 42 year old mother of two who for decades struggled with disordered eating and who, in a very short space of time, experienced a sense of freedom that she says is “hard to put into words unless you experience it. It’s just a sigh of relief that overwhelms you.” Kate did the 4×4 Freedom Express and some individual work with me. Objectively her scores on number of key instruments shifted significantly: Her EDED-Q global score reduced from 2.95 to 1.38 with a marked reduction in restraint concern from 6.0 to 1.0. Her stress on the DASS 21 reduced from 8 to 1; her self esteem improved on the Rosenberg Self Esteem Score from 16 to 22; her distress on the Eating Attitudes Test reduced from 25 to 4. This is her story. For more information visit

About the Author

Michelle is a physiotherapist and professional counsellor with lived experience of anorexia, EDNOS and binge-eating in her teen and early adult years. Founder of Women Worth their Weight, and author of Illuminating Anorexia Michelle is passionate about helping people recover from these health and life consuming problems.