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Articles tagged with: Eating Disorders

Recovery Night this Thursday in Minnesota!

January 31, 2017.
  • MN Recovery Night

    Recovery is possible and it happens in multiple ways. Come see for yourself. 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.

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Yoga Focus: Sun Breaths

January 27, 2017. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
  • Yoga Blog Image

    Hi everyone! Today's post focuses on a series of movements commonly called "Sun Breaths." Sun Breaths can be a quick and accessible way to decrease stress and feel more energized and alert.

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A Closer Look: Body Image Y Group

January 25, 2017.
  • A closer look BIY

    The Emily Program offers a wide array of individual and group therapy options for clients at all levels of care. Today, let’s take a closer look at an outpatient group called Body Image Y. To learn more, we caught up with therapist Laura Sferra at our Spokane, WA site.

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Intensive Day Program Launched this Week in Woodbury

January 11, 2017.
  • Woodbury Kitchen sml

    At The Emily Program, we offer a full continuum of care so we can meet the treatment needs of every person struggling with an eating disorder. We’re pleased announce that we have launched an adult partial day program in Woodbury. Our IDPs provide more services and support than basic outpatient programming, but are a step down from 24/7 residential treatment.

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New Year, New View: 2017 Edition

December 30, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    Hi Everyone!

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

    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 important. 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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Yoga Poses for the Holidays

December 21, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
  • Yoga Blog Image

    Hi Everyone!

    The holidays are in full swing! In today’s blog post, I want to introduce you to (or possibly remind you of) a few yoga poses that you might find especially helpful this time of year when food choices are overwhelming, schedules are busy, and when social situations can be exciting and fun, but stressful as well.

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History Has Been Made!

December 13, 2016.
  • Kitty Westin and Amy Klobuchar

    Kitty Westin with Senator Amy Klobuchar just before the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law.


    by Kitty Westin, eating disorders activist

    I was thrown onto an uncharted path nearly 17 years ago. I was in excruciating pain, I was lost and confused and had no idea how to navigate the path, where the journey was headed or what I was supposed to do along the way. When Anna died from an eating disorder on February 17, 2000 I felt like my world had blown apart. I did not know how to survive the tragedy but I did know one thing; I had to somehow transform the horror of Anna’s death into something positive. I reached out to Senator Paul Wellstone who was a champion of mental health parity and asked for his help. I told him Anna’s story and he told me to take the story to Washington D.C. He said that I should bring as many other voices with me because that is what would make change happen. My journey has been hard, frustrating, messy, and often filled with obstacles, but it was always a journey of love.

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It's a Big Week in the World of Eating Disorders!

December 09, 2016. Written by Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D.
  • Big Week in the World of Eating Disorders

    For the first time in the history of Congress, eating disorders specific language will be included in federal law. What an amazing victory for people with eating disorders and their families! The world of legislation is a complicated road, with numerous twists and turns, but in this case the twists and turns resulted in a beautifully tied bow for people with eating disorders, their families and those that take care of them.

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An impaired ability to decode others’ emotions may affect anorexia outcomes

November 30, 2016.
  • Faces

    Recent research has focused on how impaired social cognition might play a role in the development and persistence of anorexia nervosa (AN). (“Social cognition” refers to the thought processes that underlie social interaction, allowing people to empathize, decode others’ thoughts and emotions, and appropriately shape their own behavior in social situations.)

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The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment

November 22, 2016.
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team series registered dietitian

    Eating disorders are neurobiological illnesses that have both psychological and physical manifestations. They are complex and require comprehensive treatment teams to greatly increase a client’s chance of success.

    That’s why The Emily Program employs a multidisciplinary team of eating disorder specialists to deliver optimal care to every client. Here, we believe care demands, at a minimum, medical, psychological, psychiatric and nutritional components, along with family and other supports. If any of these components are missing, treatment will likely be less successful.

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Partial Plus Lodging Expands in MN and Opens in Cleveland

November 15, 2016.
  • The Vue lodging in Cleveland

    We are excited to announce the opening of Park Lodging in St. Paul, MN and The Vue in Cleveland, OH! Park Lodging and The Vue are for adults (ages 18+) who do not live within driving distance of one of our outpatient offices, but need to participate in our partial hospitalization program. Partial plus lodging allows guests to stay in a comfortable, safe and supportive setting near our locations while working on their recovery.

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