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Client & Family Newsletter
June 2014
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Everyone here is so unbelievably kind, strong, courageous, loving, and beautiful. Being alive is such a lovely gift, and you all help make it wonderful.  

- An Emily Program Client

In This Issue
Confident Summer
Online Store
July CEU Event
Mindful Moment

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. 

-Maya Angelou 

Recovery Night 

June 10, 2014 


Alexandra will speak about her own recovery journey.

Alexandra, a Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, writer, artist,  and Hospice RN has renewed her life and spirit. After spending years dealing with poor body image, anorexia, severe asthma, and chronic pneumonia she healed through Reiki, a profound connection with a magical horse, learning to love herself unconditionally, and the help of The Emily Program. She is alive and well to tell her story of hope, magic, and transformation. 

Date: June 10

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM 
2265 Como Ave, lower level, St. Paul, MN 55108

Recovery Night is a night of inspiration and hope, and occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This is a free event that is open to the community. 
TEP Blog Posts 

Catch up on some reading:

"Ask Emily" with Dr. Jillian Lampert

New Twin Cities Group Catalog Now Available


Working Together Toward an Intentional Purpose


Does Your Teenager Have an Eating Disorder?

University of MN Recruiting Study Participants

The U of M is currently recruiting participants for the following study. 

Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa Needed for Anxiety Reactivity Study Researchers at the University of Minnesota are seeking adult females with anorexia nervosa to participate in a study to find out if people with anorexia nervosa respond to stressful experiences differently than people who do not have this disorder. Compensation is provided. If you would like more information, please call: 612-626-6147 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Stay Happy and Confident This Summer 

Summer is an amazing time of year for all of us warm weather enthusiasts. With the higher temperatures we start to peel away the layers of clothing and jackets of winter. This can bring about anxiety and feelings of self-consciousness around one's body image.


We want you to enjoy the sunny days and experiences that summer brings with it. In the spirit of longer daylight hours and warm weather, here are some tips for enjoying the summer without letting body image worries get you down.  

  1. Ditch the scale. Your weight is not your worth. Remember all the things that make you unique and amazing and celebrate them.
  2. Surround yourself with people that you enjoy being around.
  3. Stay in the moment. Enjoy what you are doing and who are with rather than being stuck in your head about your appearance.
  4. Engage in self-care. Try to focus on parts of your body you like. Summer is a great time to pamper yourself in whatever ways you find relaxing and enjoyable.
  5. Random acts of kindness. In helping others you'll feel good about yourself. Making others happy transcends into your happiness too.
  6. Move your body. Find ways to spend time enjoying the warmth of the sun - go for a walk with a friend, garden, take your dog for a stroll, go for a leisurely bike ride. Movement improves mood.
  7. Celebrate who you are. Remind yourself that you are a beautiful and unique individual. Use self-affirmations - write a list and remind yourself about all the things you like about yourself. Read it daily.

Take time to really enjoy your friends and family, your surroundings, and the moments that come during these warm months of the year. So go ahead; peel away the layers and enjoy the warmth of the sun and companionship of your favorite people. Make it the best summer yet. 

The Emily Program Bags and Jackets Are Available for Purchase


You asked and now we are delivering! 


We are thrilled to announce that we have an online store where you can purchase Emily Program merchandise. This store will be open from June 10 to July 10, 2014


Click here to shop the online store.


Please note: Payment and orders will be processed after the store closes July 10th. You should receive your order by late July.


On TV & In the Community



The Emily Program was recently featured in a couple of local news stories. 


KARE 11 - Dr. Jillian Lampert discussed how taking "clean eating" to an extreme can be harmful and lead to restricting various foods. Extreme eating behaviors could signal an eating disorder. Watch the segment here.


KSTP 5 - Reporter Naomi Pescovitz interviews Dr. Jillian Lampert about eating disorders in Minnesota and the newest diagnosis in the DSM-V, binge eating disorder. The 20-minute special report also touches on access to care. Watch the segment here.


In the Community


Seattle, WA
The NEDA walk is June 14 starting at 9:00 AM

The Emily Program is a proud sponsor of the Seattle NEDA Walk. Come out to support eating disorder awareness. Click here for all the details. 

Join Us for Multidimensional Nature of Eating Disorders 


Join The Emily Program & The Retreat for a complimentary breakfast and CEU event on Wednesday, July 30th from 8:00-10:30 AM at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. 


The Emily Program therapist Cindy Solberg, MA, LPC, LADC will

Cindy Solberg The Emily Program
Cindy Solberg, MA, LPC, LADC

present this important topic. During this free CEU event we'll: 

  • Identify the symptoms of eating disorders across the eating disorder spectrum
  • Define treatment modalities delivered by a multidisciplinary team
  • Describe communication skills used in order to address eating disorder behavior
  • Discuss ways to focus on a person's overall health and well-being without adding emphasis on weight

Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions that

require appropriate care and management by a team of

mental health and medical professionals. This training will

provide a basic level of understanding of the multidimensional nature of eating disorder development and maintenance, challenges related to recovery, and communication techniques to help approach someone who may be struggling. The session will also address the diverse range of people that eating disorders impact and how personalized treatment is effective in managing individual needs.

Click here to learn more and RSVP!

Approved by the MN Board of Social Work and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for two (2) hours of credit for Social Workers and LADCs.


Question of the Month

Each month we ask a question that relates to eating disorders, body image, or recovery. Responses may be used in a future blog post.


How will you make the most of the summer months ahead? 


Anything you'd add to our 7 suggestions in the Stay Happy and Confident This Summer article above? 


Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us your response. Responses used in blog posts will remain anonymous unless you indicate otherwise.


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