Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

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Come Jump Start Your Summer Castlewood’s 2015 Summer Intensive Offers Something for Everyone

Need a refresher on your summer break? Castlewood’s Summer Intensive Program offers the best in recovery support. We provide multiple options, including afternoon hours for those taking summer classes, and more structured support for those who opt to live in Castlewood’s transitional living apartments. Peer & Personal Support Not sure what to expect during our Summer Intensive? It is all about you and what you need to keep recovery on track or get it started. Summer is a great time to push away the stress of school or take a vacation from other obligations. This summer we’ll give you the…

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Treatment As Usual: A Letter to Alumni from Dr. Jim Gerber

To our Castlewood Alumni, Many of you may be surprised that I am responding to communication from social media but it has been brought to my attention that there are significant concerns related to recent changes here. I do want to assure everyone that the mission remains the same, to provide an environment and clinical structure that is directed in helping clients to resolve the underlying issues of their eating disorder. In order to do this Castlewood has to remain viable. There are numerous changes in the world and we have to respond in a way that allows us to…

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The New Airbrush

Recently an online essay highlighted a photo shoot of actress Ellen Barkin. The interesting part—the photos were shot from a #NoFilter perspective. Ellen stated bluntly “these dark circles under my eyes, I have them, that’s me.” Honest, authentic, #NoFilter. A quick snippet by the author also made an impression: “Confidence and being yourself, it’s the new airbrush.” #NoFilter is about positive body image. But it isn’t about beauty or ideas of beauty. At Castlewood, we want everyone to grab onto the #NoFilter campaign as a way to be fully authentic, and celebrate what his or her body can do for…

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#NoFilter Required

Focus on the real you, #NoFilter required. This empowering statement is making a difference, and it began right here at Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis. The #NoFilter movement has some close-to-home roots. We are honored to share the recovery journey of so many wonderful people and families. As both treatment professionals and fellow sojourners of life, it was painful to see how detrimental the filtering of photos and experiences can be. We started with a simple mall banner, primarily focusing on getting the word out to those who needed help with an eating disorder. As the conversations began, and…

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Castlewood Partners with The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness

This month, Castlewood announced a partnership with The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness that highlights Castlewood’s on-going #NoFilter campaign. Castlewood, in their partnership with The Alliance, will be promoting The Alliance’s 4rth annual “Celebrate Everybody” walk, which kicks off February 28th. The walk will also feature Castlewood’s ongoing and highly successful #NoFilter campaign that encourages individuals to embrace life, the good with the bad, and accept that we’re not perfect. To support that message, as part of the events at this year’s fundraising and awareness walk, participants will be able to step into a striking #NoFilter frame to take impromptu…

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Castlewood Announces New Day Treatment Program

Starting in January, Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis will open a newly designed direct admit Day Treatment Program. “In the past clients seeking direct admit into Castlewood’s Day Treatment participated in our Residential groups and meals. We noticed a trend over the last few years of more clients seeking direct admission into the PHP level of care. By distinguishing our Day Treatment clients from our Residential clients this allows us to provide even more customized programming and individual attention,” said Rebecca Baker, Program Director. Group therapy and meals will be held at our Day Treatment House on the grounds…

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2014 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

Castlewood is proud of our commitment to excellence in helping our clients find recovery and transform their lives. As part of the discharge process, clients complete anonymous satisfaction surveys. We invite you to view a summary of exerts from 2014 client satisfaction surveys across affiliate locations. Castlewood is excited to share that over 85% of our clients report they would recommend Castlewood to another suffering from an Eating Disorder. >>Read more testimonials from clients  “After my stay at Castlewood, I have [choose one] useful coping skills” Many Coping Skills Some Coping Skills A Few Coping Skills No Useful Coping Skills Castlewood I 55%…

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Support Recovery and Community Theater

On November 7th 2014 at Mehlville High School Black Box, Recovery as Performance present the original play: I Remember Justine, the story of Mateo, a young man who meets a woman Justine, and his journey home. I Remember Justine utilizes the method of therapeutic theater expressing the struggles and insights shared from our individual stories in recovery. Through drama, the depth and transformation of personal ordeals can be actively explored and shared. Castlewood’s Laura Wood has been participating with this project helping attendants to share through drama and storytelling the feelings and resonance of their experience. “Putting on a play…

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Castlewood Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 For Project HEAL

Project HEAL, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarship assistance for eating disorder treatment to people who cannot afford it, has added more than $30,000 to its coffers, thanks to Castlewood Treatment Center’s highly successful inaugural golf tournament.  Castlewood matched the $30,000 proceeds, thus doubling the funds available to help people who need life-saving treatment for their eating disorders. Funds can be used to underwrite the cost of treatment or to help family members travel to Castlewood to participate in their loved one’s program. More than 80 golfers took part in the event, which included an award dinner and a silent…

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Understanding Orthorexia: Castlewood Staff Member Interviewed for National Magazine

Katie Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC, one of Castlewood’s extraordinary primary therapists, was recently interviewed by Addiction Professional Magazine. Concerned about the increasing prevalence of orthorexia, Katie is personally and professionally pleased to be able to share her concerns and expertise. Addiction Professional Magazine provides a national resource addressing current trends, research, education and news for clinicians who are dedicated to maximizing their professional skills. Importance of Increasing Knowledge of Orthorexia Understanding the challenges of working with clients with orthorexia was an important aspect of Katie’s interview. Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. As with other types of…

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