CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, January 30, 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…

Center for Change News January 2015

Center for Change is Now Offering Eating Disorder IOP Treatment for Adolescent Boys & Adult Men! We are excited to announce that, in addition to the full continuum of care we offer for adolescent girls and adult women, we are now treating adolescent boys (age 15+) and adult men in our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

Friday, January 23, 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…

How to Maintain Self-Confidence in a World Filled with Artificial Beauty

by Center for Change Women anywhere from their teens, up to their 40’s have likely opened up a favorite magazine to find a “scandal” of a celebrity’s before and after photo-shopped picture. Whether these are a popularity stunt, or actual leaked photos, there is one reality, nearly all models and celebrities shown on magazines and…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

January 16, 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 and…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

January 9, 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 and…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

January 2, 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 process….

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

December 12, 2014 Did you know that 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…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

December 5, 2014 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 our…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

November 21, 2014 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, allowing…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

November 14, 2014 Almost everyone at some time in their life faces challenges, 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, are crucial…

Center for Change News November 2014

UNDERSTANDING ONE’S WORTH: A CORNERSTONE OF RECOVERY FROM EATING DISORDERS AND OTHER MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ILLNESS By Michael E. Berrett, PhD There are few things more painful than feeling worthless or “not good enough,” minute by minute, day by day, and year by year. I know because I have felt that way myself, much of…

Understanding One’s Worth: A Cornerstone of Recovery from Eating Disorders and Other Mental and Emotional Illness

There are few things more painful than feeling worthless or “not good enough,” minute by minute, day by day, and year by year. I know because I have felt that way myself, much of the time during the first half of my 60 years. Additionally, I have provided counsel and treatment to many hundreds of…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

November 7, 2014 Opportunity vs. Failure 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.” Is failure a final end, an event, or a perception? Mistakes and/or set-backs are often frustrating and can easily become opportunities to give…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

October 31, 2014 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 perceived…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

October 24, 2014 Perfectionism Week 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…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus

October 16, 2014 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 and…

Registration Now Open for CFC Professional Conference 2015

Registration Now Open! Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals :  The Art of Individualizing Care: Crafting & Mixing the Best Treatments Available, One Patient at a Time   January 30 – 31, 2015 (optional ski day on Feb 1st) Held at Center for Change in Orem, Utah      Register before November…

CFC Recreation & Experiential Therapies Weekly Focus 10/10/14

  WELCOME TO SELF-DISCOVERY WEEK Discovering who you are, including your values, strengths, abilities, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, talents, and interests, is one of life’s most mysterious journeys. This is a subject of interest for poets, artists, philosophers, musicians, and everyday people throughout the ages. Robert Brault said “Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the…

Join Us for the 2015 Center for Change Professional Conference

Save the Date Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals The Art of Individualizing Care: Crafting & Mixing the Best Treatments Available, One Patient at a Time     January 30 – 31, 2015 (optional ski day on Feb 1st) Held at Center for Change in Orem, Utah       Keynote Speaker: Beth…

Exciting News from Center for Change

We are now a Contracted Provider with Blue Cross/Blue Shield!  Center for Change is thrilled to announce that we have become a contracted provider with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Provider Network! Although we have always worked with BC/BS in a collaborative way, this new participation agreement gives Center for Change in-network status and, therefore, gives those…

Center for Change News August 2014

Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals The Art of Individualizing Care: Crafting & Mixing the Best Treatments Available, One Patient at a Time  January 30 – January 31, 2015 Center for Change Orem, UT Keynote Speaker:  Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS Stay tuned for registration information! Did You Know? Did you…

Center for Change News May 2014

Save the Date Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals January 30 – January 31, 2015 Center for Change Orem, UT Center for Change is proud and honored to treat our military service members and their families “Wall of Awesome” Check out this past month’s “Wall of Awesome: A Positive Mind” designed by…

Center for Change News April 2014

LEGACY AND THE GIFT OF FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND Having grown up surrounded by majestic alpine mountains with the beautiful red rock deserts of Utah close by, I consistently felt that there was nothing more I could ever desire in the “natural environment” which surrounded me and my family. But then, I was introduced and…