By Katie Teresi
Think, for a moment, about who or what is beautiful to you. It could be people, places, things...
Now here’s a challenge: If you eliminated every beautiful thing you thought of that was based on sight, how many things would be left?
Blog Archives: August 2014
This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
By Cami Applequist, a former client in recovery
I struggled with both an eating disorder and depression for several years of my life. Over the past few years I have been living a life free from both. I am very grateful for every person who stepped in to give me a hand along the way and for every single thing I picked up that helped me realize that this life of happiness is possible.
In this "Ask Emily" segment Dr. Lampert provides a concrete method you and your network can use to advocate against advertising messages that may be hurtful or harmful.
Using your voice is a great way to get involved and change the perceptions of advertisers (and the general public). Everyone can use their voice to help educate others and turn harmful messages into positive ones.
This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
By Jamie Forman, a former Emily Program client and woman in recovery
I don't get excited about my birthday because of the parties and presents (although I can't complain about those in the slightest :)). I get excited because for me, another birthday marks another year of life; another year of strength and passion and commitment to being clean and sober from everything that I fought against for so long.
With summer coming to an end and fall quickly approaching, many families have kids or loved ones headed back to school. In light of this transition, we want to share with you a few tips on creating a healthy body image environment for students.
Please join us Wednesday, September 17 for a complimentary seminar to discuss the treatment of Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorders.
This continuing educational program will educate attendees about eating disorders, treatment approaches, and complications that occur when an individual struggles with eating disorders co-occurring with substance use disorders.
Our South Sound (Lacey), WA office is now open!
The South South staff gathered for a quick photo op before entering the office together this morning. They are really excited to be in the new space, scheduling clients and helping people on their journey toward recovery.
By Christy Zender, MSW, LICSW, The Emily Program Site Manager, Woodbury & Toogood (Adolescent Outpatient Services, St. Paul)
Let’s start with a quick analogy.
Eating disorders and icebergs are more alike than one might think. Picture an iceberg floating in a vast ocean: You can only see the tip of the iceberg and have no idea of what is under the surface of the water. Most people look at an eating disorder the same way, only seeing what is on the outside, above the water. This generally represents the behavioral parts of an eating disorder – weight, size, shape, purging, excessive exercise, and so on – the things that you can see, measure, and quantify.
Our office is receiving its final touches, we are officially scheduling new appointments (call us!), and staff are finalizing the details for all our treatment programs.
The Emily Program - South Sound (Lacey, WA) will open on August 18 and we are extremely excited to become part of this community. The warmth and friendliness we've experienced from everyone we've met so far has been extraordinary.
For a continuum of care, The Emily Program-Cleveland (formerly Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders) has expanded upon its adolescent skills groups to include both DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) programs. The outpatient, skills-based groups meet on a weekly basis in a supportive environment and target teens, ages 13 to 18.
"Ask Emily" is a video segment where Dr. Jillian Lampert answers email questions from the community.
In this "Ask Emily" Dr. Lampert suggests some steps people can take to begin to establish a healthy relationship with food and their body after years of overeating and feelings of shame.
By Cami Applequist, a former client in recovery
Twenty-two years ago I was a 22-year-old high achieving college student who had already studied overseas three times for a total of two and a half years and was fluent in a second language. I worked thirty hours a week and attended college classes full time while maintaining good grades. I managed to keep a large circle of friends well entertained and my nuclear and extended family happy by participating in family events at least ninety percent of the time. I was on the road to a job in marketing and advertising; to a dream life of red suits, nice cars, high pay and what I thought at the time would be happiness.