Summer Camp: What IS This Place?

Last August, I experienced my first foray into the Looking Glass Summer Camp. This past August, I was lucky enough to attend a second time. Both years I got asked a lot of questions following the week at Camp. Friends and family were eager and excited to hear about the time I had. Last year, I tried to explain in detail how incredible Camp was and why. Somehow though, after these interactions, I felt some of the magic of Camp leave me, like I had somehow explained it away. Not wanting to repeat that experience this year, when asked how Camp had been, I would pause, feel my body ground into the earth, a solidity and peace washing over my body, a smile passing over my lips, and would say, “It was wonderful”.

Managing our Emotions: An ED Therapist's Perspective

What do I mean when I say “managing our emotions”, and what is the link between our emotions and the onset and maintenance of eating disorders? These days it is almost universally understood that our ability to manage or regulate our emotions contributes very positively to our mental health. Individuals who are less able to manage their emotions (particularly difficult emotions related to feelings of shame, anger, and fear) often find themselves at increased risk for a number of mental health disorders, ranging from anxiety and depression to eating disorders...

How to Select the Most Appropriate Residential Treatment Program

As you probably know, there are different types of eating disorders. While some healthcare facilities may recommend different programs for different eating disorders, it’s important to keep in mind that different people can experience eating disorders in different ways. Whether you suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or another unspecified eating disorder, you will undoubtedly…