Letter Of Hope

By: Jane (Name changed to protect confidentiality – Jane is the patient in the previous “A Story of Hope”) Darling CFCers, awesome techaroos, and fabulous staffers, too:  I can’t describe to you how excited I am to discharge from Center for Change – not because I can’t wait to leave, because this has become one…

Letter Of Hope

By: Gina Paulino Dear Girls: I just want to start by saying how much I love and appreciate every single one of you. You girls have made my stay here wicked awesome! Without all of you I don’t think I’d be where I am today. You all have helped me grow in ways I never…

Letter Of Hope

By: Margie Paulino My 18-year-old daughter suffered from bulimia for four years. She was at the Center for 3 ½ months and has been home for a little over one month. Fortunately for us, and for her, her recovery is going well. She is using the tools she was given at the Center to fight…

Letter Of Hope

By: Holly Patterson To My Bestest Friends, Wow! My ninety days used to seem like it would last forever, but what looked like a miserable journey has sadly come to an end. It’s amazing how much I have grown over the last months from the girl that was first reluctantly forced to come here into…

Letter Of Hope

By: Nikki Hartman – Former Patient When I walked into Center for Change, I was sure there was no hope. I had tried to change everything around me and nothing had worked. While at the Center I came to the realization that all I could really change is the way I perceived and reacted to…

Announcing Expanding Treatment for Eating Disorders (Press Release)

Author:  Nicole Hawkins, Ph.D September 2003 “We offer the most complete and comprehensive treatment available anywhere for women suffering with anorexia and bulimia. Through extensive experience we have developed intensive and transitional treatment programs which are complementary and preparatory to resuming a full, hopeful, and happy life.” INTRODUCTION Center for Change is a specialty eating…

A Clear Look at Center for Change

Author:  CFC When a family member is suffering with the unrelenting effects of an eating disorder and all the rest of the problems that come with that illness—depression, anxiety, self-contempt, social fears, medical complications, etc., you are in a place that you may have never been in before in your life. You are filled with…

A Commitment to Change

By: Heather Watts 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 I have been asking myself. I believe that the bottom line is: “Do I want to change?” The answer is YES! If I want to…

Center for Change Eating Disorder Inpatient Program – Outcome Summary

By: Dr. P. Scott Richards, PhD, Research Director At the Center for Change, we use a variety of measures to assess patients’ progress, including patients’ self-reports, therapist ratings, and objective measures such as body weight. We assess specific eating disorder symptomatic behaviors such as bingeing, purging, and food restriction as well as beliefs about food,…

Letter of Hope

By: a Former Patient So scared and frail, the desire to die, pain and anguish Coming in here completely ready to give up I take another shot at trying to live My self-worth diminished A broken spirit trying to fight alone Undeserving, self-induced punishment, and self-mutilation. Do I deserve to live? Do I let anyone…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By: Lisa Von Colln The week of February 3-9, 1997, was Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Center for Change along with local schools (BYU and Orem High School) helped raise the awareness of eating disorders by speaking to the schools through assemblies and seminars. The theme of this year’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Don’t Weigh…

OVERCOMING AN EATING DISORDER

By: Summer On August 8, 1996, I came to Center for Change because I knew I needed help and treatment through inpatient care to overcome my bulimia. I realized that I couldn’t overcome it on my own, but was very skeptical about checking in. As I look back over the last 6 weeks, I remember…

The Center for Change Experience

By: Denise Harker September 6, 1996 — My experience at the Center for Change has been the most valuable experience of my life; it’s almost indescribable. I came in with little expectation of recovery. I felt hopeless, scared, and incapable of ever getting my life back. But now I am leaving in less than a…

Letter of Hope

By: Denise Harker September 6, 1996 Life had become unbearable. I wasn’t living, I was just going through the motions. I had just graduated from the University of Utah with my Masters in Professional Accountancy and was on my way to what I thought would make me happy. I had a job with an accounting…

Conducting Practitioner Relevant Research About Eating Disorders

By: Randy K. Hardman, Vice-President, Center for Change, P. Scott Richards, Vice-President and Director of Research, Foundation for Change Jan was a nineteen-year-old, caucasian female from the Western United States. Jan had suffered with anorexia since the eighth grade and it had become extremely severe in the year prior to her admission. She had also…

Comes the Dawn

By: Unknown After a while you learn… The subtle difference between holding a hand, and chaining a soul. And you learn… That love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you learn… That kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your…

You Can Enjoy FOOD!

Authors: Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. and Elyse Resech, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A. Information taken from Chapter 10, “Discover the Satisfaction Factor. St. Martins Griffin Press, New York, NY; 1995. By Jenelle West, RD “The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living. In our fury to be thin and…

Our Deepest Fear

By: Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to…

The Compulsive Eating Program

Author: Paul Harper, PhD FOR A MORE FULFILLED LIFE “Hunger comes in many varieties and each requires the proper kind of nourishment to be satisfied. Trying to fill emotional hunger, or a hunger of the soul with food will never leave one feeling satisfied despite one’s best efforts to do so. Rather, we can learn…

“The Invitation”

By: Inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer Native American Elder, May 1994 It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will…