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Title/Topic: Eating Recovery Center’s New Body Image Group to Combat Unhealthy Body Beliefs
Posted On: 6/17/2009
June 17 2009 (Marketwire) – Four out of five U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance, according to the Eating Disorder Foundation. Denver’s Eating Recovery Center ( hopes to reverse this statistic with the launch of a new Body Image Group. This 12-week program, which strives to help people build healthier body beliefs, is ongoing; new participants can join at any time.

“A majority of women in the United States struggle with unrealistic body expectations and strive for unattainable ideals,” explains Carolyn Jones, RN, MS, LPC, director of nursing at the Eating Recovery Center. “Over the course of the 12-week Body Image Group, we explore ways to reconnect with your body, accept your body in the present moment and appreciate your body for allowing you to live your life.”

Led by Jones, an eating disorders expert with more than 17 years of experience helping people build healthy body beliefs, this breakthrough group meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the outpatient department of the Eating Recovery Center. The Body Image Group is open to adults 17 and older working through eating disorder treatment, as well as those who may not have experienced anorexia or bulimia, but who want to build more positive body beliefs.

“An unhealthy body image is one of the most difficult things to change in recovery, yet it is one of the most common causes of relapse,” explains Jones. “Our goal is to help individuals identify ways an unhealthy body image is preventing them from living out their values and develop new coping skills that will help them replace negative thoughts and behaviors with healthy ones.”

Founded by nationally-recognized eating disorder experts, the Eating Recovery Center is one of the only treatment facilities offering a full spectrum of recovery options for adults, including inpatient and residential care, partial hospitalization and outpatient programming. The Center combines medical management and psychiatric evaluation with therapeutic interventions, including dialectical behavioral therapy groups, education groups, process groups, expressive arts therapy, yoga, personalized dietary counseling, culinary lessons and massage therapy.

Participation in the Body Image Group costs $50 per session. However, Jones notes that participants’ insurance may cover all or part of this cost. For more information, please call 877.825.8584 or visit http://www.eatingrecoveryinfo….


Located in the heart of Denver’s medical district, the Eating Recovery Center is the only facility in the Rocky Mountain region that offers adults a full spectrum of eating recovery treatment options. Services offered include inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs to meet each patient’s unique needs. The Eating Recovery Center combines highly-trained medical staff with a unique integrated treatment philosophy to make each patient’s successful recovery a life-restoring event. For more information, visit http://www.eatingrecoveryinfo…..

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