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Switch Your Sitch

Jan 25, 2022

This podcast had me grateful for podcast freedom from the start !Eleni a mother of 3 beautiful children, with a career she loved and what seemed like a stable home was falling apart on the inside. Having experienced low self worth and eating disorders in the past, had come back to haunt her and finally landed her in Sydney’s maximum security prison.

Eleni and I chew the metal bars on how anxiety, depression and low self esteem had plagued her from an early age and how she hadn’t recognised what she was experiencing in her marriage to be domestic violence. This eventually led to a poor decision that she was arrested for 4.5 years later and incarcerated in Sydney’s maximum security prison, Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre.

It was through the therapy with a forensic psychologist for months prior to sentencing that Eleni had a lightbulb moment and wished she had treatment for the underlying unhealthy thoughts that resulted in an eating disorder in her late teens. Unlearning these thoughts was not easy, particularly when she spent 11 months behind bars. But it was this experience that has made her the resilient woman that she is today and now loves who she is.

Eleni is now a educator on self worth, having published a  paper , presented at two national eating disorder conferences and won the 2016 Filex Inspiration Award. Eleni was also a finalist in the 2020 Changemaker Category of the Women with Altitude Awards and won the Brave Rising Star at these awards. Eleni also manages a program that helps women who have been incarcerated rebuild their lives upon release and assimilate back into society.

This podcast is for those who want to know how one poor decision could affect the rest of your life and that there is a fine line between green and blue!

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