self-compassion

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…

truth about eating disorders

Understanding the Truth About Eating Disorders

As with most mental illnesses, including eating disorders, there is a vast amount of misinformation and biases. This distorted information, combined with the stigmatizing attitudes of shame and embarrassment, has permeated our society and hindered treatment.  National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is the perfect time to raise awareness, which can lead to a shift in…

Mindfulness Training in Eating Disorder Recovery

Importance of Practicing Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

Several eating disorders share binge and restriction symptoms and appear to be a food-related problem.  However, eating disorders have underlying emotional issues manifested through behaviors. Treating an eating disorder is more than learning self-control around food; it also involves managing the emotions and triggers associated with the symptoms.