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…

In the Arms of Angels

Author:  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…

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

By: Unknown A message as published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut 06101 and Chicken Soup for the Soul, written and complied by Jack Canfield and Mark…

Book Review – Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science Of Dual-Brain Psychology

By: Fredric Schiffer, MD Reviewed by T. O. Paul Harper, PhD Some may think it odd to find a book review about a book that does not mention eating disorders…

The 12-Step Program At Center For Change

By: Bobbi Carter Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. A former patient stated: “I wanted to go to a…

My Experience at Center for Change

Author: Denise 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…

Me Taking a Risk

Author: Allison 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 share…

Master of the Ship: Journey Through an Eating Disorder

Author: Anne It starts with just a few pounds. Then just a few pounds more. And more….. Will it ever be enough? But, I can handle this. I am the…

Letter of Hope

Author: Former Client “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…

It’s Been a Long Road

Author: Rachel It’s been a long road. A long, bumpy, torn up road, but I’ve made it. I have made it through the darkness and through the tunnel of despair….

It’s Been Hell to go Through

Author: Allison It’s been hell to go through. I know – I have been there. Everyone would say to me that I am hopeless and I am lost, confused and…

How I Fought My Battle with Bulimia

Author: Karolee I was fighting a losing battle. My army reserves were depleted and I was contemplating surrendering and accepting failure. I was exhausted from the uphill struggle and I…

Everything Changes

Author: Mary and Cory Webster When a child comes into this world, there is nothing more wonderful. You love them from that very first moment. You spend your whole life…

Eating Disorders: Through the Eyes of a Care Tech

Author: Lindsay Lovell, Care Technician I never realized how much control an eating disorder can have on an individual until I lived with someone suffering from one. With secret binges,…

Do You Want to Live?

Author: Former Patient San Diego, California — Think for a moment…do you truly want to live? This question can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder to…

Dedicated to the Past

Author: Jenny Dedicated to the past, present and future girls at Center for Change – You can make it through the darkness. You are all beautiful and inspirational. Believe it….

Dearest Women and Young Women

Author: Jenn Smith I want you to know that I believe in you and your great strength. I believe in your recovery and your ability to recover. We have been…

Dear Girls

Author: Mackenzie Seven months ago, I never would have guessed that leaving the Center for Change would be so difficult. All I could think about was the food on my…

Darling CFCers

Author: Jane 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…

Dilemmas For Parenting Amid The Social Pressures Of Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Kip Rasmussen, PhD The World of Those With Eating Disorders  The first thing to understand about eating disorders is that they are extremely difficult to grasp and treat….

Center For Change 1999 Year End Outcome Report

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

Summary Of Cimmaron High School Eating Survey – Las Vegas, NV

By: P. Scott Richards, PhD. During October, 1999, 423 students at Cimmaron High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, completed the Eating Survey (Hardman & Richards, 1999). The Eating Survey is…

When Difficulties Arise…”Hang In There”

By: Gina Marie Paulina – Soon to be: Gina Marie Andrews Difficulties arise in the lives of us all. What is most important is dealing with the hard times, coping…

Letter Of Hope

By: a 19-Year-Old I have spent countless days and nights sitting on the sidelines and living as my own worst enemy. For five years I lived as a hollow beaten…

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…