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New York Photo Exhibit Showcases Recovery

Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept, and Live) used social media channels to reach out to men and women recovering from an eating disorder, asking them to share what is recovery in a few words. The project became “Faces of Recovery,” a collection of 150 black and white photographs depicting eating disorder survivors smiling or laughing and holding signs with their personal message. Project HEAL is a non-profit which works to send eating disorder patients who want to recover but cannot afford treatment, scholarships for their treatment. Co-founders of the organization explained how in some cases insurance companies want to…

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Making Recovery a Priority As You Head Back To School

The end of summer inevitably marks the transition back to more formal routines and the start of a new school year. In the next few weeks, more than 20 million American young adults will head back to classes, and while the new school year brings new experiences and challenges, the transition can be a trigger for mental health and eating disorders. Young people can face challenges to their success and well-being as a result of major life shifts and the onset of stress, pressure or instability. For many, college can signify the beginning of the freedom to control their own…

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Healing Distorted Thinking by Practicing Mindfulness

With so many technological distractions, modern everyday life does not always support staying in the present moment. But practicing mindfulness can truly help individuals recovering from eating disorders to let go of stress, build positive coping skills and prevent relapse. Changing unhealthy behaviors can be a challenging process, but neuroscience demonstrates certain practices, like mindfulness, meditation and prayer, can dramatically change neuropathways and promote flexibility with thinking and decision making. Mindfulness is derived for the most part from Buddhist philosophy, and can be practiced as meditation, yoga, tai chi or simply as a pause or break in one’s day to…

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Dani Plantz Wins a Strong Vote in SYTYCD Auditions

Auditions for the newest season of So You Think You Can Dance began on a strong note with the performance of 18 year old dancer Dani Plantz. Introducing her audition, the California native spoke about a two year period of her life where she was unable to dance because of her eating disorder. Her performance beautifully illustrates her strength and skill as a dancer while communicating her awakening in recovery. In her introduction, Dani describes how she became judgmental of herself in her teens, believing she wasn’t good enough, and lacking appreciation for her life. She became so unhealthy she…

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Why Art is a Valuable Tool in Recovery

Castlewood and affiliates have used art therapy as a successful part of our treatment plan for many years. Art therapy is an innovative development of psychotherapy, utilizing art media as a principal method for communicating. The origins of art therapy can be attributed to Adrian Hill, an artist who discovered the therapeutic advantages of various art forms while in recovery from tuberculosis. It is a valuable tool in the recovery process of individuals with eating disorders as it gives form to feelings, concerns, and stress which otherwise may be difficult to address. Eating disorders tend to function as a coping…

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