Get help. Find hope. 888-364-5977


Get help. Find hope. 888-364-5977


There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. This blog is a place for us to share the latest happenings at The Emily Program, as well as helpful tidbits from the broader eating disorder community. Enjoy!

Our First Recovery Night in Cleveland is December 2

November 19, 2015.
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    Recovery is possible and it happens in multiple ways. Come see for yourself.

    The Emily Program – Cleveland is hosting its first Recovery Night on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at our Beachwood location. It's a free event to offer hope to those struggling with eating disorders. Come out to hear speakers share their stories of success on their road to recovery from eating disorders.

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Learning to Love Thanksgiving

November 17, 2015.
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    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 Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

    My partner and I met in the fall, and, on one of our first dates, he mentioned that he was looking forward to Thanksgiving. He said that his family all gathered together, shared a meal, and people talked and laughed and played games. He spoke with such warmth and genuine appeal; it occurred to me that some people actually enjoy Thanksgiving. I, of course, dreaded it.

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Eating Disorders are Tough. Let's End the Stigma.

November 12, 2015. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    By Mark Warren, MD

    I have often wondered why there are so many stigmas around eating disorders. People tend to engage in eating disordered behaviors, whether it's bingeing, purging, compulsive exercise or significant food restriction, when they are alone. There is something so profound about this disease that behaviors can only be done in secret.

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“Good Fit” and Change of Providers

November 10, 2015. Written by Christy Zender, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
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    By Christy Zender, MSW, LICSW

    One of the most important elements of your treatment will be having a "good fit" with your provider(s). While "good fit" can mean a lot of things, we feel the most important element of fit is having a good level of comfort with your provider. We frequently talk about uncomfortable and difficult things in treatment so it is important you feel heard and responded to by your provider. All people have different communication styles so it is important that you talk openly about what is and what is not working for you.

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Why Practice Yoga as Part of Eating Disorder Treatment?

November 05, 2015. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    By Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT

    Words aren't the only way to connect to memories and feelings stored in the body. This is why we incorporate integrative therapies, including yoga, into treatment at The Emily Program.

    Yoga is a practice of specific postures (asanas) linked with breath while incorporating a focused intention of moving inward for self-exploration or reflection, and decreased anxiety and depression. In yoga, the mind is not separate from the body nor is the body separate from the mind. The Breath is the mechanism that bridges the gap between the two. When we discuss yoga here, we are referring to mind, body, and breath. When yoga is practiced with traditional methods, it is a practice of wholeness.

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