Get help. Find hope. 888-364-5977


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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!

Recovery Nights at The Emily Program

July 02, 2015.
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    At The Emily Program we know recovery is possible, often from personal experience. Due to this, we enjoy hearing former clients, community members, and even our peers talk about their journey to recovery from an eating disorder. Gathering together as a community provides another level of support. It provides a forum that is safe, inspiring, and powerful.

    This month we will hold Recovery Night in St. Paul, MN and Seattle, WA. You can check our website for all dates and locations of future Recovery Nights.

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Eating with Our Clients: The Therapeutic Meal

June 25, 2015.
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    By Lisa Diers, Director of Nutrition, The Emily Program

    At The Emily Program, our registered dietitian nutritionists work with clients to help them heal their relationships to food and physical selves. Incorporating the proper mix of nourishment into their daily lives helps their bodies and minds begin to recover and function the way they are naturally meant to.

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Bridging Research and Reality

June 23, 2015.
  • We invite you to help us establish a broader community partnership between the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research and The Emily Program clients, caregivers, and treatment providers. Drs. Scott Crow, Kelly Berg, and Emily Pisetsky will be joining our July Recovery Night and some July Family & Friends Support Groups to introduce a new series of events that will be offered quarterly at The Emily Program.

    The goal of this series is to increase awareness of, and engagement in, eating disorders research as well as to share cutting-edge research findings with clients, caregivers, and treatment providers. Drs. Crow, Berg, and Pisetsky will provide information about the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research and answer questions about their research as well as the field of eating disorder research more broadly. Additionally, attendees will be invited to provide feedback on topics of greatest interest to the community that will guide future meetings.

    The Emily Program clients, family members, friends, treatment providers, and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. We look forward to your input and starting this collaboration!

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Responding to Cultural Pressure

June 18, 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.

    There is great pressure on women to gracefully and effortlessly do it all—to find the elusive, delicate balance that will keep everything in its place. As a working mother in recovery from an eating disorder, I am very aware of those cultural pressures. It's hard to measure up, and it can feel sometimes like I'm being judged from all directions: a student gives me a scathing evaluation, another mom thinks I plan to wean too soon (or not soon enough), someone in the grocery store glares at me when my baby starts screaming, a visitor to our house remarks that our lawn looks too dry, and so on. Some of those pressures come in the form of explicit messages, some of them come from societal presentations of femininity and motherhood, and some of them come from my own lingering feelings of insecurity.

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