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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.


August 20, 2019
Claiming that I had an illness and being a part of the solution could only be achieved when I accepted myself and everything I was struggling with — including substance abuse. When I claimed my realness — all of it — I claimed myself.
 
DocumentID: 2295
DocumentTags: alumni, "national eating disorder awareness week", patients, "robyn cruze", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2018/Let’s-Get-Real-Why-I-Went-to-Treatment-and-How-it-Ultimately-Saved-my-Life-–-Robyn-Cruze
August 20, 2019
Explore the many benefits of yoga in eating disorder treatment.
DocumentID: 860
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "erc denver co", "lisa mareb", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/The-Power-of-Yoga-in-Eating-Disorder-Treatment-and
August 20, 2019
If a loved one is talking about wanting to die or kill themselves, this should be taken seriously and is a large indicator that it’s time to seek help. Suicide can be a difficult topic to bring up with a friend or family member. We often fear that we will say something upsetting, wrong or inadequate when we know that a loved one is hurting or suffering. Sometimes no action seems like the best course. We wonder - is it better to not say anything at all? 
DocumentID: 3408
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", "katie bendel", "national suicide prevention week", suicide
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2018/Suicide-When-is-it-OK-to-Talk-About-it-Katie-Bendel
August 20, 2019
My son died by suicide after a two-year battle with anorexia on November 20th, 2015. Thankfully, though, in that first year after losing Justin, there were times where I could start seeing light again. As much as I miss my beautiful little boy, his spirit is always with me. 
DocumentID: 2153
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2017/How-I-Found-Life-After-Death
August 20, 2019
At Eating Recovery Center, involving families is a priority, using the tenets of Maudsley Family Based Treatment and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. If family therapy is not taking place in treatment, are patients — and their families — missing out on the benefits?
DocumentID: 3924
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", EFFT, "emotion focused family therapy", families, patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/August-2019/dr-allison-chase-emotion-focused-family-therapy-for-professionals
August 19, 2019
Learn more about our annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference and its theme, "Navigating Resistance and Emerging Treatments for Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma." 
DocumentID: 3923
DocumentTags: "eating disorder conference 2019", "eating recovery center conference 2019", foundation, "mental health conference 2019"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/August-2019/eating-recovery-foundation-2019-conference-theme
August 14, 2019
Mental health professionals may wonder how much of a role temperament plays in the development of mental health issues. Lara Schuster Effland discusses temperament, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Polyvagal Theory and how to apply these theories to clinical practice.
 
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DocumentTags: "lara schuster effland", "mood and anxiety disorders", professionals, "radically open dbt"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2019-(1)/temperament-and-mental-health-lara-schuster-effland
August 14, 2019
The prevalence of trauma is high in patients with binge eating disorder (BED)— much higher, in fact, than in the general population. Dr. Julie Friedman discusses research showing the importance of treating trauma with comorbid binge eating disorder. 
 
DocumentID: 3921
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", professionals, ptsd, trauma
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2019-(1)/Treating-Trauma-with-Comorbid-Binge-Eating-Disorder-dr-julie-friedman
May 31, 2019
Loving someone with an eating disorder can be hard, hard work. Know that your support can help your friend or family member, even if it may not seem that way. If you find yourself unsure of how to approach your loved one about their illness or if you can’t get through a conversation with your loved one, here are some helpful tips and resources to help you:
DocumentID: 3894
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "katie bendel", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2019/They-Don’t-Want-Treatment-and-I-Want-to-Give-Up-Katie-Bendel
May 22, 2019
I am convinced that being intentional in our time out in nature can help heal our wounds. It doesn’t require long periods of time in the wilderness hiking and backpacking. I find some of these benefits from short times in nature, too. You can also allow yourself to be touched by the tenderness in nature. Give it a try.
DocumentID: 3892
DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", "recovery ambassador", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2019/How-Time-in-Nature-Supports-Our-Recovery-–-Kelli-Evans
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