At Selah House, we care about your whole being, with treatment supporting your mind, body, and spirit. We utilize evidenced-based research to guide our holistic therapeutic approach, which includes exploring spirituality. Along with diverse therapies, psychiatric care, dietary and nutritional care, we provide space and time to address common spiritual issues that many women and girls feel they need to work through on their path to recovery. We encourage emotional and spiritual growth in an environment of love that cultivates a positive relationship with God, not religiosity. Our approach is to support our clients without judgment or pressure to believe a certain doctrine, and guide them through often challenging spiritual issues that will ultimately lead to a true and lasting recovery from their eating disorder.
At Selah, women have opportunities to attend staff-led chapel services and participate in a spirituality group. For example, clients are often asked to articulate and conceptualize their image of God, including any negative or shaming images that they may hold. Images are conceptualized through journaling, drawing, painting, collage, story-telling, pictures, to name a few. Women are then encouraged to consider which beliefs support and which impede their recovery. Counselors lovingly support the women through these activities to facilitate restoration and recovery from their eating disorder.
Although our staff is largely Christian-based, our goal is to be a safe place for our women and girls to explore the truth of who they are and who God is without feeling pressured or judged. Many clients from a variety of faiths and backgrounds have been through our program and felt respected and comfortable.