What’s new in eating disorder treatment? An interview with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C

We sat down with Jennifer Rollin, an eating disorder therapist and founder of The Eating Disorder Center based in Maryland, to find learn what’s new in the treatment of eating disorders. 1. What do you think has changed about the way we treat eating disorders in the past 10 years? I think there have been … Continue reading What’s new in eating disorder treatment? An interview with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C

Jennifer Kreatsoulas writes about how yoga practice can integrate with recovery from an eating disorder and eating disorder treatment

Why yoga is an excellent practice while in eating disorder recovery, and what parents should know, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, CYT

As an athlete in early recovery from an eating disorder, I first started practicing yoga as a physical activity that wouldn’t tempt me to overexercise or become obsessed with burning calories. Initially, my yoga practice was purely physical. I focused on learning the asanas or poses. I remember the thrill of observing how, with consistent … Continue reading Why yoga is an excellent practice while in eating disorder recovery, and what parents should know, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, CYT

Jennifer Kreatsoulas talks about exercise and eating disorder recovery

How to Model Healthy Attitudes About Exercise at Home, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, CYT

Every Spring, I get an itch to run again. I daydream about the joyful feeling of running on a clear, sunny, 60-degree day–just me and the pavement and that keen sense of boundless freedom. Or sometimes I drive past my gym and remember the empowering satisfaction that bubbles up inside after a solid workout. The … Continue reading How to Model Healthy Attitudes About Exercise at Home, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, CYT

5 ways to create positive body & food vibes at home, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas

“I want more cake!” Ten minutes later… “Can we have more cake tonight?” These were the very first words out my 3- and 5-year old daughters’ mouths the morning after my birthday. It was 7 AM and their taste buds were already gearing up for chocolate cake with chocolate icing. “Let’s focus on breakfast first” … Continue reading 5 ways to create positive body & food vibes at home, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas

Yoga to strengthen body image and support eating disorder recovery – a video series from Jennifer Kreatsoulas

Yoga is frequently found to be helpful in recovering from an eating disorder. Those of us who struggle with disordered eating tend to be disconnected from our body, and yoga is a great way to reconnect and rebuild a loving relationship with our bodies. As you support your child in healing from an eating disorder, … Continue reading Yoga to strengthen body image and support eating disorder recovery – a video series from Jennifer Kreatsoulas

Tree pose with your teenager who has eating disorders to build connection, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT

One challenge for adolescents recovering from an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder is even wanting to be in their bodies in the first place. I say this with complete and sincere understanding of how intolerable it can be to live in the body. I know the depth of self-loathing and disgust. I also know … Continue reading Tree pose with your teenager who has eating disorders to build connection, by Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT

3 Simple Ways for Families to Get Grounded at Mealtime By Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT-500

Meal time can be a highly charged time for parents who have a child with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The parents, the child with the disorder, and the siblings and other family members may all feel high levels of tension, angst, unhappiness, and dread. Parents and caregivers may feel … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways for Families to Get Grounded at Mealtime By Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT-500