CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

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…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Monday, August 17, 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…

For Lucy

By Allie Care Tech (Written for Lucy. May you always choose love. Love, Aunt Allie) There are many things I feel called to this earth to do. I dream of…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Monday, August 10, 2015 How do you define failure? Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, said “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”…

Living the Glass-Half-Full Method

It can be a real challenge to live a positive life – always checking for a lining with a hint of silver, looking carefully for the side that seems brightest,…

How Universality Can Improve Body Image

In recent years, the self-help industry-favorite term “self-esteem” is slowly being replaced. We’ve spent decades working on self-esteem, trying to get kids to develop self-esteem, etc, and we haven’t made…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

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…

Building Your Self-Image on a Foundation of Self-Respect

A positive self-image requires a strong foundation that won’t shake or fall under pressure. To that end, self-respect and self-esteem are often mentioned as a good place to start. However,…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

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…

Keeping a Healthy Body Image During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body changes dramatically—even miraculously! For some women, this can be a time of wonderment and joy, for others it can be a time…

Using Summer for Recovery: How to Help Someone Struggling with an Eating Disorder During The Summer Months

Summer Solstice marks the day when the sun will appear at its highest point in the sky and there is more daylight than any other day in the year. This…

Supporting a Loved One

Having a loved one suffer from an eating disorder can feel overwhelming and confusing at times. You want to help but don’t know how. You try to help and say…

The Power of Words

From the day I said my first word to the last word I spoke aloud, I have known one thing about words: they hold power. My parents (and probably yours too) have…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Discovering our capabilities and our human potential to overcome, adapt, and, navigate through hard and uncomfortable situations is the foundation for Discovery Week. We are constantly in a state of…

Simple Mindfulness Meditation for Recovery

Recently I was leading a group meditation on our residential unit. When I walked up with my iPod speakers and a stash of pillows, one client immediately said, “Oh great,…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

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’…

Center for Change News June 2015

Welcome to the Team! We are excited to have Hannah Hopkin, LCSW and Tracey Trantor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner on our team. Hannah began interest in treating eating disorders when…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

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…

Self Compassion…the New Self Esteem?

There is a lot of interesting research that has developed over the past several years about self-compassion and how it stacks up against self-esteem. The self-esteem movement in Western culture…

What Makes You Happy?

We asked some of the staff at Center for Change what makes them happy.  Here are some of their answers: “My amazing and hilarious family, jumbo shrimp, and golf!” –…

Yoga at Center for Change

Have you ever wondered yoga is like at Center for Change?  Check out these questions and answers: 1.  Why do we have our patients do yoga? Yoga Asana has been…

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,…

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…

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…

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…