The Emily Program is hosting its first "Coffee and Conversation" networking event for mental health professionals in the Twin Cities!
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We have an exciting opportunity to share with healthcare professionals in Northern California. We are offering two continuing education presentations discussing the latest research in neurobiology and techniques that can support your treatment of clients struggling with eating disorders. The complimentary events (worth two CEUs) will take place June 26th in Berkeley and June 27th in Sacramento.
We are excited to offer several free CEU events this spring and summer that will cover topics including basic signs and symptoms of eating disorders, new treatment techniques, and research updates.
Eating disorders often present with other diagnoses, and one of the more common co-occurring disorders is anxiety.
Join us for a community education event on "Anxiety and Eating Disorders: An Intertwined Relationship." The Emily Program's Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will share information on the relationship between eating disorders and anxiety.
At The Emily Program, we enjoy sharing our knowledge of eating disorders with other community professionals. Over the coming weeks we will be holding two free CEU events for professionals who'd like to learn more about the treatment of eating disorders.
More information about the Woodbury, MN and Lacey, WA events is available below. We hope you can join us. RSVP soon. Seating is limited.
- 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 Sylvie Mae Baldwin
I remember telling my therapist, "I don't think full eating disorder recovery is actually possible." Now, I wasn't hesitant or unsure that eating disorder treatment was for me – I honestly wanted to get better. I simply couldn't imagine a day free of compulsive thoughts – "don't think about food...you aren't hungry...you just ate...you don't need to eat..."
But, low and behold, there did come a time, when...after much hard work...I stopped having disordered thoughts. I no longer restricted my eating; when I felt hungry I ate a snack or prepared a meal. My shopping cart grew to include nut butters and full fat yogurts. I was able to sleep through the night and I dreamt of exotic vacations rather than all the foods I was denying myself.
These changes came about so subtly, so naturally, that I didn't notice them. In fact, it took me writing a play about my experience with anorexia to realize that "that girl with an eating disorder" that isn't me anymore.
Join us on Sunday, May 3, at this year's Tolerance Fair & Conference. Held at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event is hosted and organized by the Bachmans, a Solon family that has been crusading about the need to understand people's differences since 2011. It all began when their son, Justin, who suffers from Tourette's syndrome, was disqualified from a cross-country race because of his nervous tics.
The Emily Program – Cleveland and Akron-based RED (Real Edge Dance) Company are excited to join together and present, "Skins," a unique educational and performing arts event on Feb. 28.
It features the powerful modern dance work, "Skins," while educating the audience on the struggles behind eating disorders and negative body image.
We hope you can join us at 2 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium for this special event.
RED Artistic Director Kelli Sanford, who choreographed the performance, opens it up with a commanding solo. Later, the piece features jerky, torqued movements by two pairs of women, who face each other through door-size frames, to confront their bodies in mirrors.
After the performance, Dr. Mark Warren, chief medical officer of The Emily Program, will present on eating disorder triggers, and how to obtain help and achieve recovery.
Meant for all ages, this event is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation, and the Akron Community Foundation. It's free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
February marks our chance to amplify the work we do throughout the year. We have the unique opportunity to partner with colleges, universities, and other community members who also want to build awareness around eating disorders.
This month our staff will be working coast-to-coast to discuss eating disorders and their devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. And to let people know that recovery is possible.
This year's second annual Cleveland NEDA Walk was a huge success. More than 100 of you joined us on Oct. 18 to raise our voices and funds in the fight against eating disorders. It was the biggest turnout to date!
We're grateful for NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) and host Olivia Armand for coordinating this special event. By coming together as a community, we were able to shed light on this devastating illness and support NEDA's prevention, service and treatment programs.
Earlier this month, a few of us from The Emily Program – Cleveland headed down to our nation's capital to participate in this year's Eating Disorder Coalition's National Fall Lobby Days. It sure was an exciting day for all of us in the eating disorder world.
We would like to thank all of you who joined us in representing Ohio and making our voices heard! It's the most important advocacy event to influence policy on eating disorders in Congress.
The second annual Cleveland NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Walk is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, to raise awareness and funds in the fight against eating disorders.
The Emily Program – Cleveland is sponsoring and actively participating in this important event, and we hope you can join us. The event is designed to educate and bring together our community, while also raising funds that go toward NEDA's programs and services.
By Sarah Hrudka, Outreach Specialist at The Emily Program
As The Emily Program continues to expand treatment options across the country, it’s more important than ever to truly be part of and contribute to the richness of each community we join. To do this, The Emily Program has designated outreach staff who are able to take on this important community role.
We would like to thank all of you who joined us last week at The Emily Program – Cleveland's Open House and complimentary CEU presentation. We are humbled by such a warm reception from our fellow peers, colleagues and community supporters.
Do you ever wonder if your child or loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? How can you support them during their eating disorder treatment? Eating disorders are serious, complex, and life-threatening conditions that require appropriate care and management by a team of professionals. These questions and more will be answered during this free session to help you understand of the multidimensional nature of eating disorders.