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#ExplainingED: What I want you to know about eating disorders is ..., Part 2

February 24, 2016.
  • Today we share part 2 of our #ExplainingED campaign. Over the past month we have been gathering submissions from providers who help individuals and families recover, the clients who are currently or have previously dealt with ED, and the families and friends who are impacted and supporting their loved one for our #ExplainingED campaign. For these submissions, providers, clients, family, and friends, were asked to complete the sentence "What I want you to know about eating disorders is______________." Our #ExplainingED campaign sheds light on some of the dos, don'ts, insights, hurt, shame, resilience, recovery, and other factors that come with an eating disorder. How would you complete the sentence?

    Make sure to check out part 1 of #ExplainingED. Join us for part 3 on Friday.

    These are personal perspectives; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

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Take Back the Tutu: See Beyond Beautiful, Part 1

February 23, 2016.
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    For the past two years we have partnered with St. Paul Ballet during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Going into our third year with them is such a pleasure. This year's theme, See Beyond Beautiful stemmed from their recent re-brand and focuses on each person's perspective, looking past what is on the outside and focusing on who they are on the inside and what shapes their perception. We hope you enjoy reading some varying perspectives on what beauty is to the company members at St. Paul Ballet.

    Each statement about beauty is representative of that person's unique perspective. Some statements include descriptive language about body types, body shapes, or relationships with food. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

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#ExplainingED: What I want you to know about eating disorders is ..., Part 1

February 22, 2016.
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    This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Over the past month we have been gathering submissions from providers who help individuals and families recover, the clients who are currently or have previously dealt with ED, and the families and friends who are impacted and supporting their loved one for our #ExplainingED campaign. For these submissions, providers, clients, family, and friends, were asked to complete the sentence, "What I want you to know about eating disorders is______________." Our #ExplainingED campaign sheds light on some of the dos, don'ts, insights, hurt, shame, resilience, recovery, and other factors that come with an eating disorder. Make sure to check out part 2 of #ExplainingED to come on Wednesday, and part 3 on Friday.

    These are personal perspectives; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

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2016 Eating Disorders Awareness Month

February 02, 2016.
  • 2016 ED Awareness Month

    Every February we have the opportunity to partner with other professionals, colleges, universities, businesses, community groups, and associations to spread the word about eating disorders.

    Eating disorder awareness month is full of events that will be held across the country. Check out the following list of events to see what's going on near you.

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Discovering the Role of Yoga in Eating Disorder Treatment

January 19, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
  • Reprinted with permission from SCAN'S PULSE, Winter 2016, Vol 35, No 1, official publication of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

    The popularity and accessibility of yoga has grown exponentially in the past decade. According to a study by Yoga Journal, approximately 20 million Americans older than 18 years practiced yoga in 2012, constituting 8.7% of the adult population.1 An industry report by IBIS World estimates there are more than 30,000 yoga and Pilates studios in the United States.2 Many of the 170+ eating disorder (ED) treatment facilities in the U.S. offer yoga or other mind-body based activities as a component of treatment.3 A 2006 study of 18 residential ED treatment programs in the nation found that two-thirds of the programs offered yoga.4

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New Year, New You? How about New Year and New View!

January 12, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    So it's that time of year. The time when the marketing campaigns begin, telling us "this is the year" to make a change, lose weight, get fit, get healthy, change ourselves and turn over a new leaf. Hey, I am a big believer in change -- it truly is the only constant -- and some change and internal focus is needed to grow and expand as a human being. It can be positive, healthy and needed. It can be helpful to step back and reflect on how things went during the previous year, what you want for next year and sketch out a plan of action on how to reach those goals.

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Buying Jeans for a New Body

December 17, 2015.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

    A few months after I gave birth to my son, I decided I wanted a pair of jeans. None of my clothes from before pregnancy fit, and I was tired of wearing maternity pants. But I was terrified of the process of finding jeans that fit. My body had changed and was still changing, and I had no idea what size to try.

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Why Practice Yoga as Part of Eating Disorder Treatment?

November 05, 2015. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    By Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT

    Words aren't the only way to connect to memories and feelings stored in the body. This is why we incorporate integrative therapies, including yoga, into treatment at The Emily Program.

    Yoga is a practice of specific postures (asanas) linked with breath while incorporating a focused intention of moving inward for self-exploration or reflection, and decreased anxiety and depression. In yoga, the mind is not separate from the body nor is the body separate from the mind. The Breath is the mechanism that bridges the gap between the two. When we discuss yoga here, we are referring to mind, body, and breath. When yoga is practiced with traditional methods, it is a practice of wholeness.

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The Emily Program – Spokane Offers a Wide Array of Eating Disorder Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

October 20, 2015.
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    Our Spokane clinic continues to grow and add services for individuals of all ages and genders who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or related mental health and body image issues.

    At The Emily Program – Spokane, our multidisciplinary approach ensures that individuals receive the level of care and therapeutic and/or medical services that meet their specific needs. From outpatient to partial plus lodging, our therapists, dietitians, and medical staff provide treatment with each client's recovery and needs in mind.

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Talking About Bodies

October 15, 2015.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

    Occasionally, a coworker or an acquaintance will tell me about her new weight-loss diet, or she'll make some kind of self-deprecating joke about how she shouldn't have that second cookie. At work, at the store, at the park with other moms, it happens all the time. It's so ordinary that it seems mundane, expected—especially among women (though I do hear it from men, too). Sometimes it feels like I'm expected to reassure the person who is making the negative comment about their body by directing the attention to my own body, in order to share the feeling of self-disapproval. I used to do this fluently. Without missing a beat, I would reassure the woman who was joking about her body or detailing her new diet, and then I would point at myself, as if to say, "You see? I feel bad about my body, too. You're not alone. We're doing what we're supposed to do."

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The Emily Program - Cleveland offers Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

October 06, 2015.
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    It is estimated 95 percent of those who suffer from an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

    That's why The Emily Program – Cleveland has tailored its programs to meet the individual needs of children and teens, in addition to adults.

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Talking About Recovery

August 27, 2015. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    Lately, I've wondered what we mean when we talk about recovery. Some people use the term "recovered," others say "recovery," and yet others don't use either. When someone enters into treatment, either that person or their loved ones want to know our success rate. Of course, this presents the question, "Success as measured by what?" As a field, we are at a loss on this question.

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When it Comes to Exercise, Focus on Health

August 25, 2015.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Dana Rademacher, intern at The Emily Program

    We all know exercise is an important aspect for our overall health and well-being. One thing I love about exercise is that there are an infinite amount of types and styles, so everyone can find an activity that meets their lifestyle and needs. With swimming, walking, yoga, running, dancing, basketball, tennis, and everything in between, there is just about something for everyone. However, it can sometimes be hard to find the right motivations and to have the right mindset behind exercising.

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