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Effectively Communicating With Your Loved One

Effectively Communicating With Your Loved One

When helping a family member or friend recover from an eating disorder, having an accessible communication toolbox is crucial. Family members often report that it becomes increasingly challenging to communicate their concerns and thoughts with loved ones as symptoms...

The BED Brain: From Ingestion to Anxiety & Treatment

The BED Brain: From Ingestion to Anxiety & Treatment

Like other eating disorders, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a biological, brain-based illness. To best understand why evidence-based interventions for BED are so effective, we must first understand the brain pathways that are compromised by the disorder Understanding...

Debunking The 5 Most Common Myths About Maudsley

Debunking The 5 Most Common Myths About Maudsley

Research has demonstrated that Family Based Treatment (FBT)* - also referred to as “Maudsley Treatment” - is more effective for treating Anorexia Nervosa (AN) than any other intervention for patients under 18 years old.   FBT is an intensive outpatient treatment...

Five Ways to Take a Body Neutral Stance Everyday!

Five Ways to Take a Body Neutral Stance Everyday!

Body positivity is a social media-based movement that calls on followers to work toward self-love by embracing perceived flaws and adapting a positive and loving view of one’s body and appearance overall.   Body neutrality supporters, on the other hand, believe that...

Body Neutrality: A New Way to Relate to Our Bodies

Body Neutrality: A New Way to Relate to Our Bodies

Upon entry to the Body Neutrality Workshop, run by program director Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC, each female participant is prompted to consider “what their body felt like and looked like at different times in their lives.” Poirier listens to the varying accounts and...

Try This Eating Disorder Screening Tool

Try This Eating Disorder Screening Tool

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26 to March 4, Columbus Park Center for Eating Disorders would like to make available this quick and easy screening — appropriate for ages 13 and up.  This tool can help you determine if it is, indeed,...

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