Dr. Nicole Garber, Chief Psychiatrist at Remuda Ranch, talks about how eating disorders disrupt lives and how we treat people with personalized, individual care. Give us a call today to start the healing process.
Tian Dayton, MA, Ph.D., T.E.P hosted a webinar on Psychodrama and Sociometry and Eating Disorder Healing.
As a parent, you have likely planned and envisioned only the best for your child, including desires for their future, saving for college, and more. One thing that you may never anticipate is that your little girl will develop an eating disorder, which can dampen the hopes, dreams, and aspirations that you wish for your child.
Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, are often connected with negative stigmas and stereotypes, which can leave you feeling more confused about what your child is confronting. It is important to know that there are resources and support to help you and your child through this journey and that you do not have to navigate this alone.
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are complex mental disorders that can be potentially fatal if left untreated. Although eating disorders are associated with damaging physical, emotional, and psychological consequences, many women are unable to connect to the help and treatment that is needed for recovery.
Before I had kids, I imaged a utopian experience at the dining table where my children would be begging for seconds of broccoli and would be disgusted by the thought of processed chicken nuggets.
If you or someone you love has experienced trauma in any form, including a traumatic event, you may be unsure about how to best care for yourself during a difficult time. Trauma can be experienced in many forms, including bullying, physical mistreatment, neglect, domestic or community violence, loss and grief, and more.
Eating disorders impact the entire family, yet the toll on each member may manifest in very different ways. While some family members may deal with the stress by talking with friends, and counselors, meditating, exercising, or doing yoga, others may deal with the issue in a more destructive manner.
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” -Viktor Frankl
I will never forget this one particular group. I was sitting in a treatment center in Tucson, Arizona in the spring of 1986 and the facilitator asked for a volunteer. I froze. There were 30-35 patients sitting in a circle in a large conference room with a wide-open space in the middle as the facilitator moved gracefully around the center. After a few moments, a young woman, who I believe came in two weeks ahead of me, timidly raised her hand. The therapist thanked her and for the next 90 minutes I observed sublime human connection.
People have long speculated why girls love horses. It seems that most girls go through a phase that includes loving these big, four-legged friends. For as long as I can remember, I have been one of these girls. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, most people I knew had never gotten to pet a horse, let alone ride one. I was lucky enough to have parents who nurtured my love of everything equine and supported me on my journey working with and riding horses. My favorite photo is one of my dad leading me around on a pony when I was just about two years old. My mom said I grabbed the saddle horn and kicked legs to make the horse go. From that point on, I was like a moth to a flame.
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