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Mindful Movement and Recovery: Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

by: Ashley Podzius, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships at Selah House Although eating disorders have different symptoms and affect individuals differently, they often seem to have a common thread of rigidity, control, and a negative or distorted body image. Research has shown that yoga combined with intuitive eating can help to decrease eating disorder symptoms.…

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Link Between Stress and Eating Disorders

Stress becomes problematic when you lack the coping skills required in order to deal with the adversity you’re experiencing.  Negative coping methods come in the form of self-destructive behaviors. For some, food becomes the focal point. There’s a strong correlation between stress and eating disorders. How Stress and Eating Disorders Intertwine Stress is all around…

The Importance of Our Registered Dietitian

As part of National Nutrition Month, we also celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. This is a time to increase awareness of our registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services.  At Selah House, we thank our registered dietitians, Shelby Duncan and Rachel VanWoerden, and our Director of Therapeutic Services, Jessica Ward…

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Embracing Self-Compassion While in Recovery

By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships September is National Recovery Month, and we know recovery can symbolize different things for those regaining life after dependency on unhealthy coping behaviors; however, the struggles to obtain sustainable recovery are quite similar. Continued self-compassion is one of the struggles often neglected. Long-term recovery can be…