Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010 - Eating Disorder Hope Newsletter


News, Events, Articles, Treatment Center Information, Research and Announcements.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides eating disorder treatment for women on 43 beautiful acres just outside of Chicago. We offer a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, with or without other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse/drug addiction, mood disorders or anxiety disorders.

A leader in eating disorder treatment, Timberline Knolls provides real and lasting help for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has helped hundreds of women and their families achieve long-term recovery, including many who have suffered repeated relapses because of previously unidentified or under-addressed co-occurring disorders.

Timberline Knolls recognizes that each woman has a unique story, and we are committed to helping her harness her own distinctive strengths. Our expert treatment staff forms a collaborative partnership with the resident, her loved ones and outpatient treatment providers. Together, we craft an individualized eating disorder treatment plan for each woman so she may develop the skills she will need to experience the joys of lifelong recovery.

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Timberline Knolls

Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating Disorder and Anxiety Disorders
One East Apache Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders provides intensive treatment to women and girls. We treat anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, and related issues. Women and girls stay for 45-60 days, which is the minimum time required for true and lasting change to occur. Treatment takes place in peaceful ranch-like settings in Arizona and Virginia. Separate, age-appropriate programs ensure that patients are surrounded by their peers and receive treatment from professionals specializing in that specific age group.

Patients receive an individualized treatment plan designed to meet their precise medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Each woman and girl has a multi-disciplinary treatment team dedicated to helping her get well. This team includes a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a registered dietitian, a licensed master's or doctoral-level therapist, a psychologist, and registered nurses. In addition to individual and group therapy, patients engage in innovative treatment strategies such as equine, art, body image and challenge course.

Remuda Ranch also offers an Emotional Eating Program. This 30-day residential program is designed to help women and girls struggling with obesity, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. And for those whose eating disorder symptoms are less acute, the Remuda Life Program offers residential treatment. The time spent in this program, with individual and group therapy, often proves exactly what women and girls need to commit to recovery. Since 1990, more than 10,000 individuals have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. For additional information about our programs, please call 1-800-445-1900 today.

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Remuda Ranch

Featured Article: Ten Essential Lessons for a Healthy Body Esteem and Weight

© by Kathy Kater

To begin, accept what is not in your power to control:

1. Accept your body's genetic predisposition. All bodies are wired to be fatter, thinner, or in between. This includes fatter in some places and thinner in others. Regardless of efforts to change it, over time your body will fight to maintain or resume the shape it was born to be. You may force your body into sizes and shapes that you prefer, but you can't beat Mother Nature without a tremendous cost.

2. Understand that all bodies change developmentally in ways that are simply not in your control through healthy means. You may positively influence changes of puberty, pregnancy and lactation, menopause, and aging by making healthy lifestyle choices, but you will not "control" these changes, no matter how much you try.

3. Never "diet." Hunger is an internally regulated drive and demands to be satisfied. If you limit the food needed to satiate hunger, it will backfire, triggering preoccupation with food and ultimately an overeating or compulsive eating response. You may lose weight in the short run, but over 85% of weight that is lost through dieting is regained, often with added pounds. Dieters who go off their diets only to binge are not "weak willed." They are mammals whose built-in starvation response has kicked in—both physically and psychologically—going after what has been restricted. Scientific evidence documented this in 1950, but most people are not aware of the biologically predictable, counterproductive results of "dieting."

Then focus your attention and energy on what is in your power to control:

4. Satisfy hunger completely with a balance of wholesome, nutrient rich foods on a regular basis - eat well! In today's world, surrounded by flavor enhanced, cheap, cleverly advertised, readily available, low-nutrient entertainment foods, learning to feed your body versus merely “eat” is an essential difference. Enjoy entertainment food after nutritional needs are met.

5. Limit sedentary entertainment. Move (aerobically if possible) on a regular basis. Everyone who is not medically inhibited, regardless of size, can and should develop a reasonable level of fitness and maintain it throughout the life cycle. Enjoy sedentary entertainment after fitness needs are met.

6. Understand that if you eat well and maintain an active lifestyle, your healthy weight will be revealed over time. Value health versus size, and support this value with a health enhancing lifestyle. Don't be swayed by whether or not this makes you thin. Healthy, well fed, active bodies are diverse in size and shape, from fat to thin and everything in between. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, not even your doctor, who may be caught in unhealthy cultural myths about weight.

7. Choose role models that reflect a realistic standard against which you can feel good about yourself. If the "Ugly Duckling" had continued to compare herself to the ducks she'd still be miserable, no matter how beautifully she developed.

8. Maintain your integrity as a human being. In spite of advertisements seducing you to believe that "image is everything," Never forget that how you look is only one part of who you are. Develop a sense of identity based on all the many things you can do, the values you believe in, and the person that you are deep inside.

9. Become media savvy. Educate yourself about the hidden power of advertisements. Advertisers spend tons of money on strategies to make you feel there is something wrong with you. Why? If their standard of beauty leaves you feeling deficient by comparison, their product's promise to improve your condition is an easy sale. Don't be "sold" this bill of goods.

10. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join you in developing a healthy, realistic body image. Use the collective energy your group would have spent on hating your bodies to make the world a better place. Help the next generation to develop healthy body image attitudes and learn positive lifestyle habits too.

© 2005
***May be copied for educational purposes.

Kathy Kater is also available for speaking engagements. Find further information in our Eating Disorder Specialist Speakers Bureau

Eating Disorder Services of Rogers Memorial Hospital
As the largest nonaffiliated, behavioral health provider in Wisconsin, Rogers Memorial Hospital offers specialized eating disorder treatment. Rogers Memorial provides 24-hour inpatient care, residential treatment and partial hospitalization for men, women, adolescents, and children. We also offer specialized care for co-occurring anxiety disorders and were the first organization to offer a male-specific residential program. Treatment is comprised of small, age-specific groups yielding the most individualized treatment possible. The treatment team uses a number of therapies that take place mostly in a group setting, where individuals get feedback not only from the therapist but from their peers as well. Rogers Memorial uses evidence-based treatment components including: Family therapy,Nutrition therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Pharmacotherapy, Art therapy, Movement and fitness therapy (yoga), Experiential therapy, Substance abuse counseling, Spiritual counseling, One-to-one support, Daily living responsibilities, Community outings and therapeutic passes and a Specialized family and friends program.

Rogers Memorial Hospital has treated thousands of patients and families affected by eating disorders. The staff of over 70 professionals, approach each patient, family, and referring outpatient treatment team with dignity and respect, and invite them to be contributors to the treatment plan. Rogers Memorial is a specialty not-for-profit hospital that has contracts with most major insurance providers in order to provide the best treatment options to the most people. In January 2009, Rogers opened a specialized inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents, ages 8 and up. Call Rogers Memorial outreach staff today at 1-800-767-4411 ext. 1310. to learn more or to schedule a tour.

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***Generous Platinum Sponsor of Eating Disorder Hope ~ Making our Work Possible!
Rogers Memorial Hospital

Eating Disorder Specialist Library ~ Featuring The Cedric Centre

ImageThe CEDRIC Centre’s sole purpose is to show you how to quickly and simply step free of the food and body image power struggle, forever.

CEDRIC Clinical Counsellors all have longstanding recovery from eating disorders with specialized training in eating disorders, and related concerns such as alcohol and drug dependency, depression, anxiety and trauma.

What CEDRIC is All About
* CEDRIC is a counselling centre that will help you to come to a natural weight for your body easily and effortlessly. No dieting, no restricting.
* We help you to understand why your relationship with food is so stressful and what you can do to change that, forever.
* We teach you how to trust yourself to be around any food in any quantity and any time
* Learn how to truly feel safe with food and how to feel really confident and comfortable in your skin.
* Free yourself from food and body focus and start really living today

...finish reading detailed report at the Eating Disorder Specialist Library page for the Cedric Centre @

Visit the detailed description of the Cedric Centre in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

Announcement: Eating Disorder Specialist Library 2010-2010 ~ Simplifying the Search for Treatment

ImageCheck out our extensive improvements to the popular Eating Disorder Specialist Library

The expanded and improved Eating Disorder Specialist Library features detailed overviews and pictures of eating disorder treatment centers and providers. Now families and eating disorder sufferers can simplify their search for specialized eating disorder and co-occurring issues treatment.

The Eating Disorder Specialist Library offer comprehensive details of some of the best treatment centers and providers for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder and/or co-occurring issues like addiction, anxiety and depression.

Many eating disorder sufferers and families find that reviewing the online ‘virtual brochures’ offered in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library reduces their stress in the often time consuming search for the best treatment for their loved one. Stephanie Sutton, mother of a daughter with anorexia and an anxiety disorder, comments: "The Eating Disorder Specialist Library made it easy for me to quickly find some of the best treatment centers in the country, learn about and compare their treatment strategies and determine what was best for my daughter's recovery plan".

Eating Disorder Hope is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment and recovery information. Since 2005 it has operated one of the leading websites dedicated to eating disorders at The site offers comprehensive information and tools that are utilized both by individuals and healthcare professionals. Key resources include an eating disorders specialist library and treatment provider directory, relapse prevention and eating disorder recovery tools, and an extensive library of articles, books, and inspirational recovery stories. Over the past 5 years, its outreach has expanded to include blogs dedicated to anorexia, bulimia, and other related challenges, as well as a monthly newsletter that is widely read in the eating disorder community.

Treatment centers may inquire about inclusion in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library @

Visit the 2010-2011 Eating Disorder Specialist Library

Help Produce an Online Film To Educate about Eating Disorders!

ImageFor five years that the NORMAL In Schools national nonprofit has been delivering its live programming to educate children and families in at-risk, public AND private schools, in medical facilities and in theatre festivals worldwide about the facts relating to eating disorders and mental illness. Last year we were awarded the 2010 Champion in Women’s Health Award by The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation. Most notably, our program assisted teenage patients into treatment for eating disorders and related illnesses due to the universal appeal of the gripping rock musical on which our program is based, and the shame-breaking talkback panel with expert clinicians and people in recovery.

As a result of NIS’s ongoing success, in Fall 2010 we are partnering with NEDA, BEDA and top medical experts to produce a cutting-edge, online film version of our award-winning program. The NIS Online Educational Program will be comprised of three 40-minute segments compiled into an online portal so individuals can log in and experience the award-winning program instantly. It will target a worldwide audience via internet release and will expand the program’s reach beyond students and educators to touch patients in recovery, families, clinicians and athletic teams.

Learn more

Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers
866-511-HEAL (4325)

The Oliver-Pyatt Centers’ programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, addressing the core issues driving the eating disorder while providing the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation.

We believe that one-to-one therapy is the cornerstone of effective eating disorder treatment, and it is the primary reason to choose the Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Each client receives a minimum of six individual therapy sessions per week. Our comprehensive, naturalistic, and highly individualized approach to treatment is provided in an intimate environment with a high staff to client ratio. We have a maximum of ten clients in each of our programs.
Our innovative protocols are grounded in a thorough understanding of eating disorders, incorporating state of the art approaches, outcome data, research, and current medical knowledge, all with the support of our compassionate multi-disciplinary treatment team.

View Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library at:

Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers

Oct. 18-22, 2010
Fat Talk Free Week. Presented by Reflections Body Image Program.
Learn more about this international event.

October 21, 2010
Keeping the Fire Burning presentation by Professor Susan Paxton and Dr. Samantha Thomas, 7.30-9.45pm. The Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.
Email: Phone: 03 9482 2106

October 21-23, 2010
Jubilee Congress on Eating Disorders, Austria
A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Austrian Network Eating Disorders & 10th anniversary of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED)
Information @

October 22, 2010
Professional Workshop featuring Craig Johnson, PhD: The Role of Family Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Presented by the Elisa Project
Fogelson Forum Auditorium, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. To register, please download a copy of the Registration Form and return the completed form to, fax to 214.987.4518, or call the Elisa Project at 214.369.5222.

October 22, 2010
The Renfrew Center Foundation Presents The 2010 Fall Seminar Series For Professionals (offering 6 CEUs). This fall, The Renfrew Center Foundation has planned an advanced, day-long training seminar addressing core issues in the treatment of eating disorders. Hungers of the Soul: Spirituality, Hope, and Forgiveness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Presented by Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD, National Training Manager, The Renfrew Center Foundation. Dates and Locations: Omaha, Nebraska – October 22, and Albuquerque, New Mexico – December 3. For more information or to register, visit or contact Debbie Lucker at or 1-877-367-3383.

October 24, 2010
Webinar 3 For veteran psychotherapists & team members
8:00 PM EST, 7:00PMCST, 6:00PMMST, 5:00PMPST
The Nuts and Bolts of Treatment Management
Presenting an integration of treatment approaches and techniques required to crack the complex maze of intra- and inter-personal dysfunction, this workshop will uncover and address problems of a uniquely resistant patient population and of a potentially stagnating change process, minimizing obstacles to complete recovery. to register

October 24, 2010
SELF ESTEEM STOMP -produced by NORMAL in Schools
Join families throughout Southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, October 24th at the SELF ESTEEM STOMP on the campus of Alverno College in Milwaukee. Bring the entire family, walk a fun 5K and exprience interactive activites with music, food and fun for the entire family. School groups, cheerleading squads, clubs and student organizations from high school, colleges and middle schools are all encouraged to get involved. For information, please contact TODAY!

November 4, 2010
Tele-Class for Parents of a child with an Eating Disorder.
Join the six week interactive tele-class running until December 16, 2010. Register online by at or call 952-451-5663 or 763-784-4841 for assistance and questions.

November 6, 2010
6th Annual UNC Eating Disorders Conference
co-sponsored by the UNC Eating Disorders Program and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders.
Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Please see our conference brochure for more details.
This activity is accredited by the ACCME
The registration deadline is Friday, October 22, 2010.

November 12 -14, 2010
The Renfrew Center Foundation Celebrates its 20th Annual Conference for Professionals, Feminist Perspectives and Beyond: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future.
Philadelphia Airport Marriott, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, please visit or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or
View entire calendar and further event details through June, 2011

Puente de Vida - "Bridge of Life"

A Place for Hope, Recovery and Healing from Eating Disorders
P.O. Box 86020, San Diego, CA
858-581-1239 or 877-995-4337

Puente de Vida treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents (ages 15 and up) and adults who live locally, nationally and internationally. Offering individual therapy, nutritional counseling, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, support groups, inpatient, residential treatment center. Puente de Vida is a place where therapeutic services are offered to those ages 15 years and older with eating disorders, including those with co-occurring substance use and other disorders. A private six bed, home-like facility, located in beautiful San Diego, provides an excellent setting for the sensitive, inner work that takes place. Puente de Vida's treatment philosophy addresses not just the symptoms but also the underlying issues beneath the surface of eating disorders. An individualized treatment approach includes traditional treatment interventions as well as experiential treatment by our multidisciplinary treatment team. Puente de Vida recognizes that every recovery journey is different and complex and assists the individual in finding their unique path and support in recovery.

View Puente de Vida Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library at:

Puente de Vida

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
1710 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373
(800) 752-5999 or (909) 558-9275

Nestled in the quiet town of Redlands, California, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center stands alone in its community as having the only Joint Commission accredited hospital-based outpatient eating disorder program. For almost ten years we have been providing treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia and bulimia and offer a safe and hopeful environment in which the individual can explore and examine the issues that contribute to their eating disorder.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts helps individuals begin the healing process by addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit using leading edge treatment. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on the needs and level of care unique to every patient that includes in part, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills, nutrition education and monitoring, structured meals, spiritual care, as well as individual, group, and family therapy. For more information about our programs and services, visit us at:
Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

La Bonne Maison
202 Lake Miriam Drive Suite E13
Lakeland, Florida 33813

~Offering National & International Care~

Hi my name is Lisa Hatten. I opened La Bonne Maison after a twenty year battle with Bulimia and Binge eating disorder. I am living Proof that it is possible to recover and live a fullfilled life. HOPE is what i bring to my program. La Bonne Maison is a restorative living home for women suffering with Bulimia and Binge eating disorders set in sunny Florida. My program offers a 30-120 day intense program for women ages 18 and up. Please visit my website at

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Visit La Bonne Maison

Research: 2011 Grant Cycle for the Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

Application Deadline: January 19, 2011
Application Guidelines and Instructions:
Award Categories
2-year projects of $400,000 USD
1-year pilot studies of up to $150,000 USD
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit
academic, medical or research institution in the United States,
Canada or Israel.

Questions: or 617-279-2240, x702

We are pleased to announce the 2011 Grant Cycle for the Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research. The Program's short-term goal is to support the most outstanding science and expand the pool of scientists whose research explores the basic biology of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and/or binge eating disorder. The long-term goal is to improve the lives of patients suffering from these conditions.

Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; epigenetic research; animal models created by genetically altering neural circuits; and testing of new chemical entities that might be used in animal models as exploratory treatments. Please note that imaging studies will NOT be accepted in this grant cycle. Investigators conducting research in the neuro-circuitry of fear conditioning or reward behavior may also apply but must justify the relevance of their research projects to the basic biology of eating disorders. Clinical psychotherapeutic studies, medication trials and research in the medical complications of these disorders are outside the scope of this Program.

The Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research is administered by The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action, a nonprofit Boston-based organization.

Additional eating disorders research information

Cedric Centre
307 - 1005 Broad Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2A1.
250-383-0797 or Toll Free: 1-866-383-0797
~or 2nd location~
1449 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1R4.

The CEDRIC Centre’s sole purpose is to show you how to quickly and simply step free of the food and body image power struggle, forever. CEDRIC Clinical Counsellors all have longstanding recovery from eating disorders with specialized training in eating disorders, and related concerns such as alcohol and drug dependency, depression, anxiety and trauma.
The CEDRIC Centre has many options for you to access their successful programs and resources, regardless of your location, budget and time constraints, including:
* Individual Counselling worldwide (via telephone, internet, or in person at their Vancouver and Victoria BC facilities);
* An innovative and comprehensive Web Based Counselling program, providing the perfect blend of individual and peer support, teleclasses and lessons to move you quickly past your food and body image preoccupation;
* Individual Healing Retreats, created just for you;
* 3 day Intensive Workshops;
* CD’s, DVD’s, Workbooks; and
* The book, Food is Not the Problem, Deal with What Is! An easy-to-read complete recovery guide for stepping free of restricting, binging and/or purging forever.
Visit the Cedric Centre website


The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach specializes in helping individuals who suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, which is when an individual suffers simultaneously from both a psychiatric disorder (like an eating disorder) as well as a substance abuse problem (like alcohol abuse or drug abuse).

Most people are very surprised to learn that eating disorders have little to do with food. Especially when one considers that many people who suffer from eating disorders actually have an unhealthy obsession with food. In the majority of cases, eating disorders have more to do with a lack of emotional well-being resulting from their inability to identify and communicate their own needs and wants effectively to others.

To find out more please call us 24/7 toll-free at (888) 432-2467 today for help!

If Not Dieting Team Offer Free Membership

Intuitive Eating Experts offers free membership to site

Dr Rick Kausman and the ifnotdieting team are very excited to be able to offer membership of the ifnotdieting web site free of charge. All the benefits of being a member/subscriber are still available.

Dr Rick is a medical doctor who is recognized as the Australian pioneer of the person centered approach to health weight management. Dr Rick has written two books, including the award-winning ‘If Not Dieting, Then What?’, is the creator of a number of other resources, and has had a number of articles on healthy weight management published in peer-reviewed journals. He is on an array of both corporate and government state and national committees on healthy weight management, body image and well-being; and regularly runs 2-day training for community members and health professionals across Australia. He is also a professional speaker, and a regular media performer on both radio and television.

Visit the Ifnotdieting site


MentorCONNECT is the first global eating disorders mentoring community. In addition to mentor matching services, we offer free monthly teleconferences with nationally-known eating disorders experts, weekly live moderated support groups, personalized recovery blogs and member pages, a 100% pro-recovery online community, and more! Membership and all services are offered on a no-fee basis. MentorCONNECT is open to members ages 14 and up, female and male. Our services support individuals struggling with the full spectrum of eating disorder issues.

MentorCONNECT is a pending 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

Visit MentorCONNECT

Eating Disorder Jobs – Looking for a job? We have everything dedicated to careers in the field of eating disorders. Find current job openings, career opportunities, continuing education, advice from the experts… everything eating disorders all in one site. For recent grads, seasoned professionals and students. Our mission: to connect job seekers with employers, to keep current professionals enthusiastic about the field and what it has to offer, and to guide students into careers where they can make a difference.
Visit Eating Disorder Jobs website

Thank you for being a friend of Eating Disorder Hope. We will continue to provide you with important information, resources and encouragement regarding eating disorder recovery in our newsletters.


--Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
Director @ Eating Disorder Hope

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