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Articles tagged with: Body Image

Working Together Toward an Intentional Purpose

May 14, 2014.
  • By Sarah Hrudka, The Emily Program Outreach Specialist

    The Emily Program at Walk Toward Recovery in BostonIt’s no secret that in the vessel of body image and eating disorders, media, and therefore society is a prominent influence. Often, we only see it’s affects from the scope of our own city or region, but my recent trip to Boston has flagrantly reminded me that these issues bare no mind to any one region. Moreover, when we are not educating and creating awareness, the result is wayward behavior on behalf of something that people simply cannot grasp, but that is where ‘power of the masses’ can come in to alleviate the chatter.

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Take Back the Tutu

Take Back the Tutu - Part 2

February 27, 2014.
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week is in full swing. There are many community and awareness events occurring this week. We were thrilled when Saint Paul City Ballet agreed to share their inspirational and courageous views of body image, and the idea that each and every person’s body is different. It’s important to embrace the body we have and take care of it. Our body is our body. It helps us do activities we enjoy and to move about our days. For these dancers, their bodies give them the ability to perform their art – ballet. And they vow to “Take Back the Tutu.”

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Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art

Take Back the Tutu, Part 1

February 25, 2014.
  • It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we’re excited to share insight from dancers at Saint Paul City Ballet about being themselves and embracing their bodies for what they help them do – perform their art. This two part series will take you through the background of how “Taking Back the Tutu” came to be and share statements written by the nine dancers at the Company.

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Fall 2013 Group Catalog Available Online

August 23, 2013.
  • The Emily Program Minneapolis-St. Paul GroupsOur new and improved group catalog will be in The Emily Program Minneapolis-St. Paul locations soon. For now, please feel free to click here to peruse all the offerings.

    Here are some of the changes you'll notice in the fall catalog:

    • The layout. We hope you will find this catalog easier to navigate.The Emily Program Minneapolis-St. Paul Groups
    • Number of ongoing groups. Almost all of our groups are now ongoing. This should make joining a group easier. Our Body Image, Connections, DBT, and Tools for Couples are the only groups that have start and end dates. Talk with your individual therapist soon to get involved with those groups.
    • Woodbury. Our newest Twin Cities location, Woodbury, is included in this catalog.

    Watch the lobbies of our Twin Cities locations after Labor Day for the printed copies of the catalog.

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Helping Children Love Their Bodies & Themselves

July 17, 2013.
  • Talking to children about health instead of weight has been a popular topic since the University of Minnesota released their study. It's incredibly important to equip kids with the skills they need to understand the messages they receive from various media and other external sources.

    Marti and Erin from Mom Enough asked Dr. Jillian Lampert, TEP's Senior Director of Business and Community Development, to talk more about how parents can approach these conversations. Jillian offers three things you can do to help your children make healthy choices and appreciate their bodies.

    Click here to listen to the interview.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: What you may have missed at “Body Beautiful”

March 01, 2013.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    Our expert panel answers your questions about body image disorder and eating disorders.

    Thanks to those of you who joined us on Monday at "Body Beautiful," presented by Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and John Carroll University. We had a great turnout! Students, professors, eating disorder professionals and families came out to increase awareness and promote hope around body image disorder and eating disorders.

    The event, which ran in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, featured a student interactive art show, "Mirror Images" and a screening of the popular documentary, "America the Beautiful." Immediately following, our expert panel was there to answer questions from the audience.

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Updates on Men and Eating Disorders

December 10, 2012. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    Males are historically underrepresented throughout the eating disorder field- as patients, treatment professionals, by diagnosis and prevalence, in research studies and in stories of recovery. 30 years ago men with eating disorders were virtually invisible and options for treatment were mostly non-existent. Fortunately, we are at a tipping point in our understanding of males and eating disorders. While major gaps still exist in our understanding, we are continuously learning more about males with ED.

    According to the National Comorbidity Study (Hudson, 2007), lifetime prevalence in ED in men is:

    Anorexia Nervosa- 0.3%

    Bulimia Nervosa- 0.5%

    Binge Eating Disorder- 2%

    In this study, over 50% of men also had co-morbidities.

    In a study by Striegel-Moore, et al in 2009, over 26% of men in the community had ED symptomatology.

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Body Image

September 15, 2011.
  • By Kelsey

    It’s hard to believe that a week of school has already come and gone. I love fall and back-to-school. I always feel a bit of excitement when I walk down the aisles of Target at the end of July and see the school supplies. There is something about new folders and notebooks that takes me back to being a kid with endless excitement about school. I miss that innocence.

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Dear Body

June 07, 2011.
  • Dear Body,

    It’s time we had a talk. I’m sorry I hurt you in the past. I’m sorry for the negative words, the harsh criticism and hurtful actions…I know you deserve better and I DO/WILL love you exactly as you are. I promise to tell you how beautiful you are to me. To commit to treating you kindly and celebrating all that you do for me. …..I pledge to view exercise as a source of health and not as a way to fight or control you. When I look at you I will see possibilities and blessings, not problems and shortcomings. I promise to allow you to rest and find balance so that you can reach your full potential. Because I know that, when given the chance, you can do anything. I promise to live by MY standards, not by the standards of society. I am a REAL person not an edited picture in a magazine. And being myself makes me ten times more beautiful than what you see on TV. I realize that the words healthy and skinny do not have the same definition. I promise to stop fat talk and encourage those around me to do the same. I pledge to be a model of confidence and strength for younger generations.

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My Body is Not the Destination

February 21, 2011.
  • By Joe Kelly

    Ever heard the notion that the body is the temple of the soul? My church taught that idea when we were young, as a way to encourage us to treat our bodies with respect.

    Our teachers also taught us to treat our church building with respect. That’s no surprise—have you ever heard of a faith community that did not treat its place of worship with respect (whether an ornate temple; massive megachurch; or rickety structure hand-build with found materials)?

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We’re The Emily Program

December 15, 2009.
  • The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place, close to home and work, where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues.

    We offer comprehensive psychological, nutritional, medical and psychiatric care at multiple locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and Duluth. Treatment options range from periodic outpatient appointments to residential/inpatient care at the Anna Westin House.

    We offer help with a variety of eating disorder, exercise and body image issues, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified.

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