The Emily Program offers a variety of different groups to meet our client’s needs. Check out some of the exciting groups going on now throughout Minnesota! Please see you individual therapist for a referral to start a group.
Check back in early September for a full listing of group offerings.
Blog Archives: July 2013
Our Body Image Groups are a safe and welcoming space for clients of all experience levels.
Body Image groups provide you a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore your relationship with your body while practicing mindfulness, breath and yoga postures. Additionally, they allow you to deepen your mind body connection and notice how thoughts, feelings, and postures impact body image, awareness and experience.
* Please talk to your individual therapist for a referral before attending an intake.
Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partneredin 2014.
Last month, JAMA Pediatrics published a recent study, "Parent Conversations About Healthful Eating and Weight: Associations with adolescent disordered eating behaviors." The study examined the associations between parent conversations about healthful eating, weight and adolescent disordered eating behaviors.
Do you enjoy making jewelry, scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, painting, or other art and craft activities?
Join the Crafting Club -- a social group of current and former Emily Program clients who gather on a regular basis to practice art and craft activities. It's a great time to practice your art or craft, meet new people, and connect with those you already know.
The Craft Club meets once per month to enjoy each other's company and be creative. Current and former Emily Program clients are welcome to participate. All you need is an interest in learning and doing arts and crafts.
There is no cost, no pre-registration, and no commitment to attend.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month
Where: 2265 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
You can stay the whole time or show up for part of the time. Please bring your own supplies for the project(s) you are working on.
Talking to children about health instead of weight has been a popular topic since the University of Minnesota released their study. It's incredibly important to equip kids with the skills they need to understand the messages they receive from various media and other external sources.
Marti and Erin from Mom Enough asked Dr. Jillian Lampert, TEP's Senior Director of Business and Community Development, to talk more about how parents can approach these conversations. Jillian offers three things you can do to help your children make healthy choices and appreciate their bodies.
Last week was a great week for eating disorder awareness.
The media outlets reported on the new University of Minnesota study that found there is a lesser chance of children developing disordered eating or an eating disorder when their parents talk to them about being healthy rather than their shape or size.
This is an important topic and could help change the conversations we all have with our families and friends. Positive conversations begin with us as individuals – “health” can be found and maintained by people of all shapes and sizes. Changing the conversation begins with each of us promoting health and wellness instead of dieting, shame, and striving for an unrealistic "ideal" body.