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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. Subscribe via RSS to receive automatic updates.We want to hear your story. Email us and ask how you can become a contributor!

Validation

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

By Samantha Mishne, LISW, LICDC

Recently a client kept telling me how invalidating I was. Instead of getting defensive and saying all the things I was thinking in my head which I knew were not validating, I took a validation course. Recently when I was taking an online training the facilitator and a colleague both commented on how validating I was. I share this because it just goes to show when you take in feedback you can teach an old dog new tricks. Given this feedback, I am going to stop invalidating myself and start validating myself by telling people, “I am validating.” Remember you can validate others and yourself.

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Parent Conversations and Adolescent Disordered Eating Behaviors

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.

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Helping Children Love Their Bodies & Themselves

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.

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Radical Truth

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partneredin 2014.

By Dr. Mark Warren

One of the saddest and complicated components of an eating disorder is how it encourages secrets. Behaviors, negative thoughts, feelings of shame, and the pain one carries often happen in secret. By the time someone presents for treatment they are so familiar and so used to keeping secrets that it can be very difficult to tell the truth.

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