Do you want to uncover your personal voice? How can you connect to your intuition? Why is it so important for your healing journey? In this podcast episode, Dr. Cristina Castagnini speaks about finding your intuition and how it can help your heal with Katie Beecher.


Katie Beecher is a medical and spiritual intuitive and licensed professional counselor featured in Goop, Poosh, Miranda Kerr’s blog, and more. Her healing journey from a severe eating disorder, depression, and Lyme disease is remarkable, which began at the age of 16. She has recovered from bulimia for over 30 years. Katie conducts her readings in a unique way, creating a detailed, report and intuitive soul painting, knowing only a name and age. Her accuracy and abilities have been verified by medical professionals, prominent media outlets, and celebrities. Heal from Within: A Guidebook to Intuitive Wellness, is filled with valuable information about root cause healing and wellness from Katie's spiritual guides and thirty years of experience. Visit Katie's website and connect on Facebook and Instagram. FREEBIE: If you sign up for Katie's mailing list there is a free e-book on obstacles to connecting to intuition. Also, use Code 20$OFF for $20 off a reading!


  • Learning to find your voice
  • What is intuition?
  • How to connect to your intuition
  • Explore other forms of healing

Learning to find your voice

I don’t find that there are a lot of therapists or treatment programs that stress connecting to your intuition or the authentic self. (Katie Beecher)
Many people with eating disorders lock themselves out and they don’t learn to use their voices. Connecting with your intuition and authentic self can be a beneficial addition to the healing journey because it can allow you to vocalize your experiences. Circumstances, like families or social groups, can often enforce unhealthy narratives around our bodies, and learning to connect with ourselves and express our own narratives can be both liberating and healing.

What is intuition?

To me, intuition is this all-knowing force that is accessible to everyone. It’s a source of love and acceptance and it’s always with us, directing us to what’s best for us. (Katie Beecher)
Your intuition is like a built-in friend or parent, which is there to both guide you, and offer you affirmation and unconditional love. For Katie, her intuition took the form of God, but for others, it may simply be the concept of a higher self, nature, or the universe. Regardless of what they believed, they were all having a conversation with a form of supportive energy and love.

How to connect to your intuition

My favorite way of connecting, and this is what we used in therapy, was to physically write out your question, or a statement, or your feelings, and to see what comes to you… Just the first things that come to you, write that down. Then write back to it. Then, whatever you hear, write that down, then write back. (Katie Beecher)
Often with our eating disorders, our feelings get squashed down, and we’re not even aware that we’re feeling anything. We just know that something is off. By connecting with your intuition, and by having a conversation with it, you can uncover your emotions and reconnect with your body.

Explore other forms of healing

Not everyone is the same, and although cognitive and behavioral therapy has an important role to play in the healing journey, connecting with your intuition can be just as integral. All the answers are within you – explore other modalities to find your intuition and unlock your answers!



  I am a licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. While I may have over 20 years of clinical experience, what I also have is the experience of having been a patient who had an eating disorder as well. One thing that I never had during all of my treatment was someone who could look me in the eye and honestly say to me "hey, I've been there. I understand". Going through treatment for an eating disorder is one of the hardest and scariest things to do. I remember being asked to do things that scared me. Things I now know ultimately helped me to get better. But, at the time, I had serious doubts and fears about it. If even one of my providers had been able to tell me "I know it's scary, but I had to go through that part too. Here's what will probably happen...." then perhaps I would not have gone in and out of treatment so many times. My own experience ultimately led me to specialize in treating eating disorders. I wanted to be the therapist I never had; the one who "got it". I will be giving you my perspective and information as an expert and clinician who has been treating patients for over 2 decades. But don't just take my word for it...keep listening to hear the truly informative insights and knowledge guest experts have to share. I am so happy you are here!


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