In a time in our nation and world where things have become more emotionally challenging and anxiety inducing, it is not surprising that practicing yoga has become so popular. For over 3,000 years, the practice of yoga has been used to connect with the mind, body, and soul. The benefits that yoga has shown for [...] Read More
Mindfulness has BLOWN UP in the past few years. Whether through the practice of yoga, meditation, or new-age holistic solutions – it is all many people talk about. I am a mindfulness convert, therapist, and yoga instructor who happily learned that what popular culture told me was mindfulness was not at all what therapeutic mindfulness is. [...] Read More
Contributor: Dana Ingram, M.Ed., RYT at Fairhaven Treatment Center It is no secret that Eating Disorders have a significant impact on both the physical body and the mind. This impact typically manifests as a disconnect between the body’s physical wants and needs, and the mind’s beliefs about those wants and needs. Mind Body Interventions, such as [...] Read More
A pattern began to emerge of individuals having both disordered eating behaviors and some pathology or pathologized behaviors or attitudes around physical activity. Studies indicate that between 50 to 80% of individuals with eating disorders have a skewed attitude toward physical activity as a part of the symptomatology of their eating disorder. For these behaviors [...] Read More
As we both worked on this project, the first thing we made sure of was that we didn’t call it “exercise” recovery, instead, we use the word “movement.” There are a lot of negative connotations around the word exercise, whereas movement is a more flowy word that gets across what we are calling for in [...] Read More
Yoga therapy is a holistic healing modality that applies Yoga practices and philosophies to balance health. As an individualized approach, the client’s goals are the focus of each session. Common goals for individuals seeking yoga therapy include but are no means limited to lifestyle changes, health, stress, pain, emotional distress, and mental health. In traditional [...] Read More
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