CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, May 22, 2015 Self-Acceptance does not come from our achievements. Our achievements are products of our values, qualities, and characteristics. For example, the successful gardener is hard working, persistent, adaptable, and willing to learn from trial and error. Regardless of drought, pests, and disease, the qualities and characteristics that made the gardener successful remain,…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, May 15th, 2015 Almost everyone at some time in their life faces challenges, responsibilities, disappointments, and discouragements. Our ability to manage and overcome difficult circumstances depends largely on our ability to cope. Awareness of stressful situations, people, environments, and conditions, as well as understanding one’s personal strengths and weaknesses in dealing with these situations,…

How You Can Feel More Beautiful Right Now

Be ConfidentA person’s overall appearance is more than outfits, hair, and make up. The secret to being beautiful is made up of several different factors, which all contribute to a person’s overall appearance or true beauty. These characteristics make up inner beauty, and they are confidence, kindness, and being positive. The best part is that…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, May 1, 2015 Most of us are acutely aware of our own flaws, weaknesses, and limitations. In the context of an eating disorder, some women fall into the trap of comparing themselves to others, excessively focusing on weight and appearance, having high expectations for personal achievement, and being constantly preoccupied with how they are…

A Tribute to Lynn Grefe

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Lynn Grefe, president and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), and our friend.  Lynn had such a tremendous impact on the eating disorder community.  She was a tireless voice for those who suffer, and their families.  She had the heart of a lion…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, April 24, 2015 Striving for excellence and setting goals are healthy pursuits. When, however, expectations become unrealistically high, one starts to reach for the unachievable and impossible notion of perfection. A study out of Virginia Commonwealth University found that “perfectionism appears to increase the risk of developing eating disorders.” Perfectionism has been shown to…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, April 17, 2015 Communicate, from the Latin word “communicare”, means “to share”. We share our thoughts, feelings, needs, and interests through our speech, writing, body language, dress and appearance, what we listen to, and what we spend our time doing. Thoughtful and effective communication, or sharing, can be very difficult. Effective communication builds trust…

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…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, April 3, 2015 Live in the present and prepare for the future…a future of possibilities, relationships, hobbies, hope, and healthy and fulfilling experiences. At times, the thought of leaving one’s eating disorder can elicit feelings of fear and uncertainty about the future. Individuals may feel a lack of control or feel overwhelmed by the…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, March 27, 2015 Life has ups and downs, experiences we want to forget, and moments we wish we could live in forever. The interesting thing about life is that when things go wrong (and things will go wrong now and then), life will go on. Celebrate Life Week is an opportunity to focus on…

See Your Body For What It Really Is

By Allie Care Tech As far back as I (and probably you) can remember, society has taught me to hate my body. Being constantly bombarded by fad-diets, schemes to get smaller hips, cellulite zappers, and miracle hair growers- we have it embedded in our minds that we are not good enough. We seem to always…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, March 20, 2015 “People whose play lives have been vibrant, have buffers against travail and suffer less when major change is thrust upon them. Play produces poise and strength. Consummate players can better meet these changes with grace. Play allows us to embrace and even sculpt the contours of our fates with an ironic…

Center for Change News March 2015

Open House at Our New Cottonwood Heights Location Tuesday, March 31st 5pm – 7pm 7050 Highland Drive, Suite 310 Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 Please join Center for Change at our new location in Cottonwood Heights and celebrate the grand opening of our Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for males and females. Appetizers and beverages…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, March 13, 2015 Many women with eating disorders have lost an interest in hobbies, relationships, and participating in things that once gave them a sense of accomplishment. Their passions have often become “hijacked’ by their eating disorders and have been turned into something they do to support their eating disorder or have even been…

How to Start FEELING Beautiful

By Center for Change How we perceive our outward appearance is very closely linked to how we feel about ourselves on the inside. Self-esteem, positive thinking, and the way we treat ourselves and others can directly impact our self image and help us to start really feeling beautiful. Beauty is, and always has been, a…

Recreation Therapy Weekly Focus Post

Friday, March 6, 2015 Discovering our capabilities and our human potential to overcome, adapt, and, navigate through hard and uncomfortable situations is the foundation for Self-Discovery Week. We are constantly in a state of “becoming” as we explore and learn to understand our limits, strengths, capacity to make choices, and our willingness to step outside…

Nurtured by Nature

By Nikki Rollo, LMFT “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu Advancements in technology such as computers, phones, and the Internet have massively changed how we live our lives and relate to people and the world around us. We now fully live in the digital age. In so many ways, this has…

#askhermore

By Claire Discharge & Aftercare Coordinator Last week, millions of people watched the Oscars, and this week newsstands, online magazines, and banner ads are full of “best dressed” and “worst dressed” lists. This year though, the conversation has changed a little bit. People didn’t want to just talk about what people are wearing. They want…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, February 27, 2015 The ability to build healthy relationships is invaluable. Whether interacting with an acquaintance, a friend, family member, coworker, your community, or even yourself, the ability to work with others requires a certain level of trust and cooperation. At times, women with eating disorders may struggle with dishonesty and/or other such challenges…

Wall of Awesome February 2015

This past month’s “Wall of Awesome: Who’s Your Helping Hand?” was 100% imagined, designed, and created by the adolescent unit!  Here are some of the patient’s helping hands: (The name “Wall of Awesome” was chosen by patients who were inspired by Kid President, an inspiring YouTube star who believes that “the world needs more awesome!”. …

Center for Change Named A Sponsor of Screening for Mental Health’s National Eating Disorder Screening Program®

Contact: Tamara Noyes, Director of Business Development, Center for Change [email protected] 888-224-8250 Center for Change Named A Sponsor of Screening for Mental Health’s National Eating Disorder Screening Program® Center for Change is happy to announce that it is a sponsor of Screening for Mental Health’s National Eating Disorder Screening Program, which raises awareness, screens people…

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

Message from Dr. B Awareness and Understanding: The Doorway to Recovery and Healing Eating Disorder Awareness Week is upon us. It begins this coming Monday, February 23, 2015. How grateful I am for NEDA, IAEDP, and many other organizations, large and small, who have championed this cause year after year. At Center for Change, we…

ANNOUNCING : NORMAN KIM AND NIKKI ROLLO JOIN CENTER FOR CHANGE

Friends, It is a privilege and honor to announce that Norman Kim, PhD and Nikki Rollo, LMFT have joined the leadership and management team at Center for Change. While working in their new responsibilities with Center for Change, they will also continue in their roles at the Reasons program in Southern California. (Reasons and Center…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, February 13, 2015 Almost everyone at some time in their life faces challenges, responsibilities, disappointments, and discouragements. Our ability to manage and overcome difficult circumstances depends largely on our ability to cope. Awareness of stressful situations, people, environments, and conditions, as well as understanding one’s personal strengths and weaknesses in dealing with these situations,…

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…