Conversations with the Heart Series – Part 1: The Heart in Mind

Most of us are seeking happiness, love, peace, joy… and let’s not forget freedom from the internal turmoil that so often plagues us. The heart, both physical and figurative, bears the burden of our emotional traumas and everyday stressors. The emotional and physical connection between body and mind was for many years considered figurative; however…

Recovery: A Matter of the Heart

Author:  Randy K. Hardman, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. I would like to share a few observations from my ten years of experience at Center for Change. These observations will be about treatment and recovery from eating disorders and are related to…

Listening to the Heart (With Artwork)

Author: Randy K. Hardman, PhD Broken Hearts This heart is covered by a dark cloud with empty space around the heart.   This is a heart of gold that is “always broken” and “Always feeling pain.”   Her heart is in a cage and bleeding green blood.  The green blood represents how she does not feel…

Conversations with the Heart Series – Part 2: The Courageous Heart

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up…

Conversations with the Heart – Part 3: Intention Setting from the Heart

As all of the holiday festivities and traditions of 2015 come to a close and we prepare for the opening of 2016, another tradition is waiting for us….resolutions for the new year. We want to hit the reset button, start fresh, and improve upon ourselves. Now that doesn’t sound that bad right? This tradition has…

Blog series on Forgiveness: Part 1 — Forgiving Others: What is forgiveness and why is it important?

Love and Forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted. – Meher Baba What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about forgiveness? Maybe you have images of tears, hugging, and restoration of a relationship. Or maybe you actually feel repulsed by the idea of forgiving someone who has really hurt you….

Eating Disorder Characteristics

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Physiological Characteristics and Medical ComplicationsAnorexic and Bulimic clients are at risk of serious medical consequences. Consequences range from gastrointestinal distress to death. The mortality rate for anorexia is roughly 10 percent. Although most individuals with eating disorders endeavor…

Conversations of Hope 2017

OEDA (Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association) will be holding Conversations of Hope on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Please join us and say hi to Heather Finley!

Courageous Breath

By Nikki Rollo, LMFT I listened to a Ted Talk this week called Breathing into Life by Brad Lichtenstein, ND. He asked a question of the audience that drives his medical practice and his work with people seeking healing from physical ailments: How do you want to live? That question struck me as one we…

Intuitive Exercise

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Intuition is that inner sense which can guide our lives and what we do, not only towards external and sought after goals, but also towards inner peace and harmony. Living by intuition requires noticing, listening, understanding, and then…

FREE Educational Webinar: “Gut/Brain Series Part 1: Gut Instincts: The Gut Brain Connection in Mental Health and Eating Disorder Treatment”

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 Noon Mountain Time Gut/Brain Series Part 1: Gut Instincts: The Gut Brain Connection in Mental Health and Eating Disorder Treatment Heather Finley, MS, DCN, RDN, CEDRD Outpatient Dietitian       Register here PowerPoint Handout Post-test – for reference only *Make sure to register for Part 2, Part 3,…

Cedar Hills Hospital Continuing Education Series

Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS is presenting on May 19, 2017 as part of the Cedar Hills Hospital Continuing Education Series in Portland, Oregon.  3 CEU’s available.  Hope to see you there!

Center for Change News December 2011

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: SYMBOLIC REMINDERS ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHT IN OUR LIVES By Michael E. Berrett, PhD What is light? Light has many beautiful meanings: – We can light a fire, or “ignite”- In a literal way, we can start a fire -or symbolically we can “light a fire under someone we care about” in the…

Social Support: The Cradle for Growth and Recovery with Eating Disorders

Author:  Michael E. Berrett, PhD It was 1970. I learned at a young adolescent age to appreciate the value of support. I remember well my teacher, Mr. Monson, and his tall lanky frame, his worn black flood pants, his shortsleeved white shirt and thin black tie. I remember most his gentle kindness to a longhaired,…

Introduction

By: Julie B. Clark, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. The lyrics to a song from Anastasia give an apt description of the journey of healing – the fear, the hope, the reunion with the love of those who are excited and longing…

Tea & Training with Renee Bild, LCSW – Continuing Education Series in Boise, ID

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 8:00am – 9:30am Residence Inn Boise City Center 400 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise, ID, 83702 Parking validations will be provided at the training for the public garage attached to the Hampton Inn across the street 8:00am – 8:30am: Check-in and Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30am: Presentation Renee Bild, LCSW will present on Hope…

ADA Educational Series

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will be having a CME event on October 25, 2017 in Chicago, IL.  5 CME’s available.  Say hi to Quinn Nystrom at this event!  Center for Change is proud to be a sponsor at this event.

Tea & Training – Continuing Education Series in Boise, ID

Thursday, April 5th Center for Change – Boise, ID 1411 W Franklin Street Boise, ID, 83702 8:00am – 8:30am: Check-in and Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30am: Presentation Melissa Taylor, MS, LMFT, CEDS will present on Suicide Assessment: The Who, How, When, & What of Assessing for Suicidal Ideation   Although this event is free, space is…

A Story Of Hope

By: Loni Kennington – Care Tech This is a rare and unusual story – a true story about a girl with whom I became close friends, and who I later observed and supported as she made significant life changes in treatment for her eating disorder at Center for Change. Except for our prior friendship, this…

A Story of Hope

Author: Loni – Care Tech This is a rare and unusual story – a true story about a girl with whom I became close friends, and who I later observed and supported as she made significant life changes in treatment for her eating disorder at Center for Change. Except for our prior friendship, this unique…

Open Heart, Loving Boundaries

The idea of love and boundaries has been on my mind lately. As I have been diving deeper into my own practice of yoga and meditation, my understanding of Love has become much more expansive. One of the things that often is generated from the practice of yoga is the creation of space. Space is…

Defining Me

Author: Melanie Aldis Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. My name is Melanie Aldis and I have a message of hope for recovery. My message comes from personal experience, passion, and from the heart. I had an eating disorder for ten years, from the…

Letter Of Hope

By: a 26-Year-Old I would like to write a letter of hope to all you wonderful women sitting before me. I would like to just tell you how wonderful of a place the Center Of Change is. The Center is a very special place filled with spirituality, caring, compassion, support, and most of all love….

Center for Change News August 2010

Let’s Reach Out – There Are Lives to be Saved If we will reach out, sooner or later, sometime, someone will take our hand. On July 15th, 2010 Center for Change hosted our annual alumni reunion event. The theme of that event was “Listening to and Following Your Heart”. It was heart warming to see…

Be Still

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Our brains, no matter what age we are, can sometimes be like an over-active toddler. We respond immediately to “shiny objects,” noises, and colorful stimulants so our attention is constantly being shifted from one thing to another. If you’re five, that is completely normal behavior. If you are an adult trying…