10 Tips To Help Deal With Images Of Women Presented In The Media

By: Nicole Hawkins, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. 1. Avoid or decrease exposure to publications or television…

Eating-Disorder “Proofing” Your Home

By: The Staff at Center for Change Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. There is no sure way of…

In The Arms Of Angels

By: Laura Johnson “In the arms of an angel, may you find some comfort here.” To borrow words from a favorite song, Center for Change is full of angels. When…

Wow, Ladies

Author: Julia Wow, ladies- I can’t believe that I’m actually writing one of these! From the moment I stepped through the doors of CFC, discharge seemed surreal; some days I…

Who Else But Angels

Author: Anne To all the therapists, staff & residents at Center for Change, with love by Anne Edwards – Former Patient I’ve been asked if I believe in God In…

When Difficulties Arise…

Author: Gina Maria Paulina Difficulties arise in the lives of us all. What is most important is dealing with the hard times, coping with the changes, and getting through to…

Risk Taking is Free

Author: Author Unknown To laugh is to risk appearing the fool To weep is to risk appearing sentimental To reach out for another is to risk involvement To expose feeling…

Perfectionism and Eating Disorders: The Pedestal With A Cage – A Guide for Parents and Families

Author: Diane Starks, LCSW Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. I once heard it said that when you reach…

Exploring the Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Academic Education

Author: T. O. Paul Harper, PhD, Former Education Director Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. An eating disorder victim’s…

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By: Julie B. Clark, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date.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…

2001 Outcome Study

By: Center for Change Research Team Based on data collected from 79 patients during the year 2001, we found that the Center for Change inpatient treatment approach resulted in a…

The Value of Recreation Therapy for Women Suffering with Eating Disorders

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Quality of life is intimately associated with leisure experience and opportunities for self-development…

A Commitment to Change

Author:  Former Patient Change! What does it really mean to me? What makes me want to change, and why? Is it permanent? These are a few of the questions that…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By: Denise Stewart Orem, Utah, January 25, 2001- Nearly seven million women in the United States currently struggle with anorexia or bulimia. The goal of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW)…

When the Road to Recovery is Full of Potholes

Author: Julie B. Clark, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. You seem to be sailing along with the…

One at a Time

Author: Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man…

Listen to Your Body

Author: Rebekah Mardis, RD, CD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Life is precious and fragile. Through the senses…

A New Day

“Being in Center for Change has changed my life forever! I have learned to be true to myself, to ask for help, to express my emotions, to trust, to be…

Center For Change 2000 Year End Outcome Report

By: P. Scott Richards, PhD Director of Research At Center for Change, we use a variety of measures to assess patients’ progress. We assess specific eating disorder symptomatic behaviors such…

Dance/Movement Therapy at Center for Change

By: Laraine Miner, MS, LPC The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, cognitive, and physical integration…

Report On Foundation For Change Activities

By: Randy K. Hardman, PhD “Exquisite Pain – Exquisite Joy: Artistic Expressions of Anorexia and Bulimia” This art show sponsored by Foundation for Change, has shown in a number of…

Over-Scheduling As Self-Harm

By: Kipling Rasmussen, PhD It’s difficult to convince clients with eating disorders that there is a limit to how little food they can eat and still live. Almost as difficult…

My Experience At Center For Change

By: Jan Birchell – Former Client Checking into Center for Change was the best decision I have ever made. My Eating Disorder had complete control over me. I wanted to…

My Experience In Center For Change

By: A Personal Story by Amy Gould – High School Senior A great man once said, “That which doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger.” If this statement has any…

Letter Of Hope

By: Allison Wright (The following is me taking a risk and stating some very personal things that help me. Some things are Christian-based and not meant to offend, but rather…