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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), 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.

January 14, 2016
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DocumentTags: causes, "erc bellevue wa", "lisa geraud", "symptoms & signs", treatment
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January 14, 2016
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, prognosis
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December 31, 2015
I remember a patient of mine feeling surprised when she recognized that her eating disorder’s function was a subtle form of communication. Her dad was verbally harsh towards her, and the daughter would not respond or yell back. Instead, she would restrict her food intake. She discovered later that the purpose of this behavior was to communicate her anger to her father without hurting him as well as exerting her independence from him.  Restricting food meant he had no control over her.
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December 14, 2015

Some individuals may struggle with eating disorder recovery during the holiday season. We believe that this time can also be an opportunity for healing. Healing at this time of year can occur through relationships as well as living a life consistent with one’s values. This holiday season, instead of focusing on what is difficult, lacking, or in some way not what one expects, desires, or views as ideal — choose to live according to what you deem to be personally worthy. For example,

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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr deborah michel", "erc the woodlands tx", families, patients
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December 06, 2015
Robyn Cruze discusses how you can be present, happy, and joyous during the holiday season while in eating disorder recovery in this addition of Reflections on Recovery: Tis the Season to Be Present.
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DocumentTags: alumni, patients, "robyn cruze"
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December 03, 2015
Eight strategies for navigating the holiday season while in eating disorder recovery. Suggestions provided by Eating Recovery Center professionals to encourage you to recognize challenges as well as acknowledge the important recovery progress you have made or plan to make starting now.
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DocumentTags: "alia green", alumni, families, "pam cleland", patients, "shannon braasch"
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November 13, 2015

If I could offer advice on conversing with a loved one with an eating disorder during the holidays, I would tell them this: Avoid discussions about quantities or types of foods, diets, and body sizes to make the table safer for everyone.

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DocumentTags: alumni, "child & adolescent", "dr casey tallent", families, patients, "symptoms & signs"
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October 18, 2015
In sharing your stories about the recovery journey, we hope to offer inspiration, hope and support to Eating Recovery Center and partner program alumni. This month, Alexandra Lewis, an Eating Recovery Center alumna, reflects on the journey of lasting recovery.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, "alexandra lewis", alumni, families, patients, testimonials, treatment
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October 07, 2015
This month's Spotlight on Lasting Recovery features Diane Lanier, mother of an alumna of Eating Recovery Center, reflecting on the journey of lasting recovery and states that her daughter’s progress is “slow but steady….with many peaks and valleys”.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, alumni, "diane lanier", families, patients, testimonials, treatment
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September 08, 2015

Family involvement is key in eating disorder treatment. Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, Executive Director of Eating Recovery Center of Austin and trusted eating disorder expert, outlines the role of the family in fostering sustainable recovery.

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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", diagnosis, "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", families, treatment
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