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The Latest Information from Eating Recovery Center

The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center, our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

Managing Suicidality in Eating Disorder Patients – Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD

September 27, 2016

“Eating disorders patients are often emotionally avoidant and risk averse. So, it is particularly important as eating disorder treatment providers that we are NOT. We need to work towards acceptance and manage our own threat sensitivities so that we can assess and manage these patients’ uncomfortable symptoms. We are treating high risk patients whose behaviors…

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The Power of Yoga in Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery – Lisa Mareb

September 22, 2016

There I was, sitting across from my patient in our third session of the week, and it was not going well. She was struggling after a particularly challenging meal, and I was having my own struggles redirecting her. Eventually, I gently interrupted her and asked her if she was willing to try something different. We…

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How to Reach Your Dreams and Face Your Fears in Recovery — Robyn Cruze

September 22, 2016

I’ve had a goal of doing a TEDx Talk for awhile now. A TEDx talk is the type of thing I dreamt about doing when I was suffering from my eating disorder. I would imagine myself telling people how I overcame my challenges, hoping to inspire them to overcome their own challenges. I was an actor back…

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Worrying About Your Child’s Weight? Here’s What You Can Do, Instead – Dr. Ashley Solomon  

September 22, 2016

Worrying about our children can make us feel extremely helpless and frustrated. If you are worrying about your child’s weight, it’s natural to want to intervene. This is particularly true when a child is hurting — perhaps due to teasing or bullying or if they feel they can’t do all the things they want to do.…

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Carolyn Jones, RN, LPC, CEDS, CEDRN, Joins Eating Recovery Center of San Antonio

September 19, 2016

Jones Joins as Senior Clinical Manager bringing over 20 years of experience in treating eating disorders and mental health issues to San Antonio-based center Eating Recovery Center, San Antonio (ERC, San Antonio), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today the addition of Carolyn Jones to its clinical leadership team. Having previously…

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Back in College? 15 Ways to Deal with Eating Disorder Triggers – Ellie Herman

September 14, 2016

Dear college students, What words come to mind when you think about being back in college for fall semester? Freedom, fun and friends are probably at the top of this list! But so are stress, pressure and transitions. While these are all normal aspects of college, these can all be triggering for those who are…

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7 Ways to Support College Students With Eating Disorders – Dr. Casey Tallent

September 14, 2016

It’s that time of year. Students are heading back to campus and faculty and staff are gearing up to care for students who are going to be away from home. The demands on college mental health professionals are particularly challenging; therapists have to be prepared for any student who walks through the door regardless of…

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Be Mindful of Labels: How Words Can Hurt and Heal – Ellie Herman

September 7, 2016

“Like most fat people, I’ll probably always be this way; this is who I am,” stated author, Lindy West. She was speaking on the episode “Tell Me I’m Fat” on the podcast, This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass. Glass responded to Lindy by saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone just say those…

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Dr. Rebecca Wagner Joins Eating Recovery Center, Houston

September 2, 2016

New Clinical Director brings extensive expertise in assessment and treatment of eating disorders, and other complex mental disorders to Houston-based center Eating Recovery Center, Houston, (ERC Houston), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today the addition of Dr. Rebecca Wagner to its clinical leadership team. Dr. Wagner, who previously worked at ERC,…

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Suicide Prevention: 15 Resources That Could Help Save a Life — Shannon Braasch

September 2, 2016

“Sometimes to win a battle inside, you need to start a war.” [1] We have all struggled with an internal battle at one time or another. But everyone’s battles are different, and not everyone can fight them alone. Most suicides are related to mental illnesses such as eating disorders. Suicide rates are 23 percent higher in…

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