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Celebrating Every Body: The Body Positive Movement in Action

In today’s world of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Pinterest, photos of near-perfect bodies and flawless faces flood the social media scene. While many celebs and citizens alike are promoting a new approach to beauty known as the body positive movement, it’s easy to fall into the toxic trap of comparing ourselves to others. The good … Read More

Body Healing Before Body Positivity

Summertime is often a trigger for individuals struggling with disordered eating patterns. Less clothing and barely-there bikinis can evoke anxiety and depression in those who suffer from maladaptive eating behaviors. We’re taking a more in-depth look at the societal movement toward body positivity. Jill Sena, MA, LAC, SEP, a primary therapist at Sierra Tucson, offers … Read More

Body Positivity: Celebrating Every Body and the Person Within

Body Positivity. Two buzzwords and a very hot topic in today’s society. But what does it really mean, and how do premier treatment centers like Sierra Tucson incorporate this concept into their therapeutic milieu? Scott Frazier, MSC, manager of Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Services, explains. Q: What is Sierra Tucson’s stance on body positivity? SF: At … Read More

A Smoother Road to Eating Recovery

Sierra Tucson’s Evolved Approach to Disordered Eating by Alisa Fliss, EdS, MBA Director of Business Development, Acadia Healthcare – Recovery Division Recently, I received an invitation to a conference call to learn about the latest updates on Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Program. I have to admit, this was a conference call to which I looked … Read More

Eating Disorders vs. Disordered Eating: When Is It Time to Seek Treatment?

As a society, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look, act, and feel a certain way. With the infiltration of, and our obsession with, social media, we are subconsciously (and even sometimes knowingly) comparing ourselves to a perceived image of perfection. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), many individuals struggle … Read More

Eating Recovery and the Holidays

Minimizing Fear and Anxiety For individuals in eating recovery, the holiday season can stir up feelings of fear and anxiety. From Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, to holiday parties and Chanukah traditions, this time of year is when memories are made around calorie-laden meals. Often, fighting the urge to fall into old patterns and behaviors feels … Read More

Changing the Shape of Eating Recovery

Integrative models to support a healthy lifestyle  By Scott Frazier, MSC  Eating Recovery Program Manager at Sierra Tucson When residents struggle with their identity, they inevitably struggle with attachment. This leads to a craving for attaching to others and may create a loss of attachment to self. One can easily be imprisoned in the early … Read More

Eating Recovery: A Shift In Treatment

By Gayle Masterson, MD Director, Eating Recovery Program When it comes to eating disorders, traditional methods of treatment have placed a greater emphasis on the diagnosis and not the individual as a whole. At Sierra Tucson, our Eating Recovery Program is shifting its focus to include attachment issues; developmentally related, early life issues; and the significant ways … Read More

Eating Disorders: All Shapes and Sizes

In today’s society, the pressure to look a certain way can be overwhelming. Societal pressures can cause it to be difficult to accept the body we are in, and lead to an unexpected eating disorder. Fortunately, there are new trends that support the idea of loving your body. For the first time in its history, Sports … Read More

The First Valentine’s Day

By Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC Chief Operations Officer Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Holidays often provide us with an opportunity to celebrate with our families and friends, as well as practice our much-loved traditions. This year, I have been reflecting on those who struggle with a myriad of challenges that make enjoying … Read More