Recovery Nights at The Emily Program
At The Emily Program we know recovery is possible, often from personal experience. Due to this, we enjoy hearing former clients, community members, and even our peers talk about their journey to recovery from an eating disorder. Gathering together as a community provides another level of support. It provides a forum that is safe, inspiring, and powerful.
This month we will hold Recovery Night in St. Paul, MN and Seattle, WA. You can check our website for all dates and locations of future Recovery Nights.
In St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at 2265 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Kathleen W walks with Bipolar and Binge Eating Disorder everyday. However, although she has the two disorders, they do not have her. In her talk, titled: "BED: More than mind over mattress," she will talk about her experience with the disorders and where she is in recovery. The Emily Program, the staff, volunteers, and patients kept her engaged in life when it would've been much easier to give up and quit. Sometimes it takes more than just mind over matter and mattress.
Through her own personal healing journey she dedicated her life to living in alignment with her heart. Today she smiles often, rides her horse, paints, writes, teaches Yoga, and has her own healing practice. And recently, she published her book The Beauty of Wings, a personal healing memoir.
The Beauty of Wings unravels the details of Alexandra's healing journey, from an excruciatingly painful childhood of bullying, exclusion, and asthma to her mid-twenties filled with anorexia, pneumonia, severe asthma, panic, and suffocation to near death. Alexandra experienced a miraculous healing that changed her life forever, helping her come home to her natural state of unconditional love, health, and joy through Reiki (energy healing), a profound connection with an extraordinary horse, connecting deeply with the natural world, yoga, alignment with my soul, and learning to love herself unconditionally. You can learn more about Alexandra and The Beauty of Wings on her website.
In Seattle, WA:
Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. at 1700 Westlake Av N, Ste 700, Seattle, WA
Joanna has her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, but is not practicing at the moment. In recent years, she has gone from feeling completely imperfect, and ashamed of being so; to being complete AND imperfect, and proud of it! Joanna used to feel completely smothered and trapped by feelings of shame, unworthiness, and anxiety. Like anyone, she still struggles, but faces those struggles with the realization that she can overcome almost anything. That realization has allowed her to walk in the beautiful freedom and joy this life has to offer.