How We Help
At Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs a division of 21st Century Wellness, Inc. we recognize there is no single description or manifestation of an eating disorder. What we do know is it is a debilitating illness that not only effects the person suffering, but their family members and it can have serious – even fatal consequences. Our Eating Disorder Treatment Programs offer multiple levels of care including Extended Care Treatment (EC); Partial Day Treatment (PDT/PHP); Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) and Recovery Living (RL). Our program allows each individual to begin their healing and recovery in an appropriate level identified by a comprehensive set of initial assessments that helps us meet each client where they are in their resistance or their recovery.
Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs and it’s exemplary treatment team combines excellence in treatment with the understanding that each individual will face unique challenges as they move through our treatment phases to create a life free of the all-consuming focus that life with an eating disorder demands.
PHASES FOR RECOVERY TO HAPPEN
Our clients tend to choose Eating Disorder Treatment Programs when there has been some interruption with life, health, emotional wellness, or simply an overload in tolerating the constancy in managing the chronic compulsions of the eating disorder itself. Prior to eating disorder treatment, we hear core feeling statements, such as, “I’m feeling “alone,” “afraid,” “hopeless,” “angry,” “numb,” “abandoned,” or “depressed,” “desperate,” “overwhelmed,” “defeated,” and “exhausted.” Often times they don’t quite understand how they got to these feelings or how to get from under them. In addition, discovering their individual triggers that recreate the cycle that cause them to mediate their feeling state with the eating disorder behavior to cope. This is an important phase for the beginning of new emotional growth, which in awareness allows for change.
You cannot change what you do not know needs changing. Through discovery comes awareness. Awareness is the place you begin to truly know and connect with who you are and begin to create a path to your highest imaginable life. Life has taken on meaning and you experience what it is to be confident and self-esteemed. Fear gives way to Faith. Defeat gives way to Discovery. Heartbreak gives way to Love. Loneliness gives way to belonging to community. Powerless gives way to Hope, understanding and the joy of living.
You will co-create a recovery and healing plan with the treatment team that moves you into Action.
Living a full and happy life takes action. Through your own involvement and participation in your health and nutrition, your emotional and mental healing, and by developing your recovery support and community involvement you will truly begin to live into your dreams. With Discovery comes Awareness. With Awareness comes the call to action. You will be guided, supported and inspired into action by your therapists, your nutritionist and your peers along the way. Your happiness, wellbeing and freedom from your eating disorder are directly proportional to your willingness to take the necessary action. There is more to your life than your eating disorder and now you are living it.
Responsibility and Commitment
Sustainable recovery is dependent on a sense of purpose. Purpose is bound by responsibility and commitment. As part of your treatment for your eating disorder you will be given opportunities to participate in various community events and outside recovery programs, vocational or academic work, community fun or interests, and family relationship development. The goal is balance in purpose. At this phase we help you find the balance in being of service to others, dedicated to your recovery, responsible to work or school, involved in a community, allocated time in personal interests that provide fun and joy and in connection with loved ones.
Many dive in to one and focus on achievement rather than the experience and balance; our goal is to teach balance – something you can take home and recreate for yourself having practiced and experienced here with us.
This phase includes active pursuit of continued growth. Each client leaves out program with a plan for continued care. For the Renewal phase that would include workshop attendance for areas that the client still is seeking healing or deepening. Continued support group participation is a Renewal phase recommendation. Alumni events, social media connection and outings are also a great way for a client to Renew and keep their recovery growing – often one of the best ways. Many find this connection of like-shared experience rich and deeply bonding, in addition to a great way to give back to someone new in their own recovery. Continued therapy when needed, maintaining community, exploring other types of wellness, and maintaining healing and healthy lifestyle changes are all great Renewal processes. We welcome you with warmth and encouragement as your participate in this phase to further your development.
With our comprehensive treatment offerings including group and individual therapies, expressive therapies, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Spirituality, Mindful Eating, Nutrition, Yoga, Guided Imagery, Life skills, Relapse Prevention, Academic and Vocational Consultation life skills, you are equipped with all you need to live the life you were meant to live.
Once in active eating disorder recovery clients feel understood, have a sense of belonging, are happy, and feel relief. Their anxiety dissipates; they have a great sense of hope. For many it has been the first time in a long time, or if ever, that they feel whole. Their families have their daughter, son, bother, sister, or spouse back. They can connect and build the relationship you hoped to have with one another. For a new life – Recovery for a Lifetime Call for help now! 800-285-4642
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Page Last Updated and Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on September 17, 2013
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