Working with a therapist can help reduce eating disorder behaviors and symptoms, and get you moving toward recovery. One way therapists work on reducing symptoms is through Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). What It Is ACT helps individuals to reduce eating disordered thoughts, feelings, and symptoms. The focus is typically on what the person can control, [...] Read More
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that is used to treat mental health conditions to include eating disorders. It works to help individuals learn healthy, adaptive ways to regulate emotions, analyze and restructure behaviors that are a result of emotional dysregulation and focuses on increasing mindfulness, and tolerate distress . It’s Origins [...] Read More
Article Contributed by Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN, Director of Trauma Resolution Services of The Meadows Ranch One of the most prevalent markers seen with eating disordered patients we treat is low Alpha. Therefore, the majority of devices in The Brain Center provide multi-level brain interventions all geared to increase the prevalence of Alpha Brainwave [...] Read More
Eating disorder treatment at any stage can be strenuous and bring about many obstacles and challenges. There are often several intense factors related to eating disorder treatment, as an individual learns to heal from a complex illness that likely affected several aspects of their life. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge [...] Read More
The Robber’s Cave Experiment was a 1954 social-psychological study executed by Muzafer Sherif. This experiment delved into the theory that hostility between groups and individuals can arise as a result of conflicting goals and that this hostility can dissipate as people work toward a common goal . Those in the Robber’s Cave Experiment had to [...] Read More
“Let’s check your weight this week.” That is a bullet sentence right there when you are working with a client who has an eating disorder. Most clients dread this part of the session when working through their eating disorder symptoms. Eating disorders are often about weight-shaming in the person’s head. If the person has gained [...] Read More
Eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, take a tremendous toll on any individual who has suffered through these diseases. It influences the mind, body, and spirit of a person. Recovery often involves careful attention and nurturing to heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds inflicted by an eating disorder. The Ancient Practice [...] Read More
Contributor: Rosemary “Rosey” Puloka, LPC, R-DMT, GLCMA, RYT, Yoga Specialist at Timberline Knolls, Timberline Knolls One of the most profound and lifesaving aspects of yoga therapy is its ability to deconstruct negative body image and rebuild a new, positive image of the self. From adverse personal experiences to societal expectations, our bodies can become that [...] Read More
Over-dramatized portrayals in television and movies have created misunderstandings about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It may shock you (pun intended) to hear that ECT is still used as an effective treatment for many disorders today. As the success of ECT continues, scientists are researching what disorders it may help to treat, one being bulimia nervosa. So, [...] Read More
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