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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.


November 28, 2016
You can support and strengthen your recovery during the busy holiday season. Here's how to reframe holiday challenges as opportunities.
November 28, 2016

Individuals struggling with eating disorders can present as unmotivated, resistant and willful when confronted with the recommendation to enter a higher level of eating disorder care (partial hospitalization and above). This ambivalence may be heightened during the holiday season. Here's why.

November 23, 2016
Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni. Please help us spread the word about eating disorders, treatment and recovery by sharing the articles that resonate with you!
November 22, 2016
When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. This does not save them. It robs them of the powerful experience of learning how to soothe themselves.
November 22, 2016
When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. This does not save them. It robs them of the powerful experience of learning how to soothe themselves.
November 21, 2016
Yes, early recovery can be difficult, but you do not have to travel on this journey alone. These are some of the things that I personally found to be helpful in getting me through those early days of recovery. 
November 20, 2016
If it seems appropriate to reintegrate physical activity back into the daily routine, a mindful and gradual approach is recommended. This is how we help patients with anorexia and bulimia integrate movement back into their lives.
November 17, 2016
You have a choice and you can choose recovery in each and every moment. And, in the end, it doesn’t matter what Ed says or does. What matters is how you respond to him.
November 17, 2016

Many of us, this holiday season, will feel the need to show up as someone who has improved, moved forward and become someone better. But — I encourage you to be authentic and simply show up as yourself. Showing up as yourself is a powerful becoming message that just might inspire others to do the same.

 

November 14, 2016
“We are pleased to have a renowned expert like Dr. Kofod in the service of our many patients with eating and related disorders,” says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Chief Development Officer of ERC Illinois and President and Founder of Insight.
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