Contributor: Brittney Williams, LPC/MHSP at Fairhaven Treatment Center The Internal Family Systems model has grown in popularity over the past few decades as an effective and unique method of psychotherapy for treating various disorders, including eating disorders. The Internal Family Systems model’s “parts” approach takes a unique method toward healing. This model views symptoms and [...] Read More
Contributed By: Sarah Lavanier, PsyD, CEDS, Clinical Director of Eating Disorder Services of Lindner Center of HOPE Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs there is, and it also comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility for body and food negativity. The idea of being a parent can be exciting, yet [...] Read More
We have all experienced the turbulence of adolescence. In fact, when you read that, I am sure many flashbulbs memories came to mind. Some were likely positive, but other teen experiences may have been more related to the overwhelming feelings of confusion and change that came with that season of life. For teens, everything around [...] Read More
When we commit to a relationship, whether vows are made or not, we agree to support our chosen partner in whatever may come their way. Rarely do we realize the gravity of this commitment until we are faced with acting on it. For those with partners in eating disorder treatment, eating disorder relapse may be [...] Read More
You might be thinking, “How could my body image not be my fault? My body’s not what I want it to be, so it deserves the negative things I think about it.” I get it. And, let’s first make sure we are on the same page about “body image” and “body dissatisfaction.” Body image is [...] Read More
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
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most difficult mental health diagnoses to treat, making it very hard for the 1.4% of the United States population to experience it . Because of the challenge in treating BPD, psychologist Marsha Linehan invented Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the 1970’s. This treatment has shown positive effects [...] Read More
Yoga is incredibly trendy for something that has been around for over 3,000 years . Many are turning to this ancient practice to cultivate healing and wellness for their mind and body. This has been found useful in eating disorder recovery and body image repair as well. Yoga Philosophies The four primary philosophies of yoga [...] Read More
Contributor: Nikki Rollo, Ph.D., LMFT, CEDS-S – National Director of Reasons Eating Disorder Center “There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” ―Anais Nin The pursuit of meaning [...] Read More
It is common for those struggling with eating disorders to experience difficulty with the concept of perfection. Many commit themselves to be “perfect” in their recovery, without relapse or setbacks, just as they attempted to be “perfect” in their disorder. Likewise, as many learned they could not be perfect in their disorder, they must also [...] Read More
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