From a modern medical standpoint, which alternative healing medicine can greatly assist people in recovery from ED? How does your recovery depend on being honest with yourself? Can subconscious work make your recovery journey self-sustaining? In this podcast episode, Dr. Cristina Castagnini speaks about going through recovery by working through root trauma with subconscious health practitioner, Paige Frisone.


Paige is a Subconscious Health Practitioner, published writer, poet, and award-winning Impact Speaker stationed in Colorado. She’s the founder and owner of her integrative practice, Inner Realm Wellness LLC, where she aids clients around the globe in processing trauma and dis-ease subconsciously using over 14+ different modalities from Eastern and Western medicine combined. Her work is fueled by losing a decade of her life to anorexia, severe depression, anxiety, self-harm, various traumas, and ineffective prescription meds.

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  • Sickness thrives in secrecy
  • Getting to work with the root trauma
  • How it works

Sickness thrives in secrecy

With therapy and self-practice, Paige revisited her childhood all the way from preschool to the end of high school to both recover her memories and reconnect with her deeper sense of self that lay beyond what she was struggling with at the time.
I remembered very detailed things that I had not thought about since that time in my life … I feel like I had found the missing link of the puzzle that so many people were asking me about all these years … it really helped me to understand why certain things happened the way that they happened. (Paige Frisone)
To uncover aspects of the truth and to look at the past in a new way reveals truths that would otherwise have been hidden, lost, or changed somehow. This type of secrecy from the self cannot cause sickness itself, but it can add to it when you have no idea why or how you feel the way that you feel, or think the way that you think.
I remembered having a secret that I hadn’t remembered since making the secret with myself, since making this pact with myself, since I was a kid … In recovery, sickness thrives in secrecy and so when you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, you don’t want to have secrets! (Paige Frisone)
For Paige, it felt like her recovery depended on her honesty with herself.

Getting to work with the root trauma

While Paige was in treatment, she was in school studying psychology and therapeutic systems like CBT and DBT.
I’ve always had an affinity for healing. I’ve always had really deep spiritual experiences that have led me to the psyche. (Paige Frisone)
Paige was fascinated by the intersection between the psyche and the physical world, and how the two of them impacted each other. While Paige knew that there was an interaction between a person’s subconscious world and their reality, she was also not yet ready to accept what she was learning or how to integrate it because she felt so disembodied due to her eating disorder.
I had to study everything under the sun and go back and forth on all the [pieces] of the spectrum before coming back and saying, “Oh, I understand this now and I understand why this is so crucial. (Paige Frisone)
Paige came to understand that her ability to fully understand where the trauma came from and how it impacted her life was because she prepared herself by exploring the root cause of the trauma by interacting with her subconscious self and body.
So, the subconscious healing work is the work that’s really helped me know that [my] recovery is sustaining itself … It’s different for everybody [because] these are choices we have to make every single day and we want to thread those right choices next to the others to make it really last. (Paige Frisone)

How it works

Traditional therapy is usually a conscious, processing, talk-based experience. Your conscious, decision-making, and rational mind are only 5% of your brain. However, your subconscious mind influences and dictates 95% of your experience. These seemingly involuntary thought patterns and mindsets can influence how you view “objective” reality, so the more you address them the more you have a say in how you interact with life, and the more you leave it alone, the more it dictates your life.
Essentially, anything you’re not choosing to experience and you’re experiencing anyway are subconsciously driven. (Paige Frisone)
Paige’s method is made up of over 13 methodologies from both Eastern and Western science and healing practices combined into one approach. They all involve using science and other alternative modalities to communicate with the self-conscious mind to understand why the body is experiencing these emotions, thoughts, and their physical manifestations.



  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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