Welcome to Mindfullness
A Community For Eating Disorder Recovery
The mission of Mindfullness is to assist individuals suffering from an eating disorder reach full recovery. Mindfullness offers online community support for individuals suffering from an eating disorder and/or body image concerns. Dr. Vazzano offers individual, family, and group therapy as well as professional supervision at her private practice in Bloomfield Hills Michigan.
Community Meal Support is an effective, professionally led therapeutic meal experience designed to teach and facilitate meal planning success for individuals in treatment for an eating disorder. This group is ideal for those who need accountability-based eating in a structured environment and ensures at least 1 adequate meal each day to prevent restriction and eating disorder behaviors. Participants are given a standard meal to support their individual nutritional needs. Facilitated by registered dietitians and clinical psychologists, this group offers pre-meal check in and post-meal processing.
Meal Group Schedule: Thursday meal 12:15-1:00 p.m. Post meal therapeutic processing 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Call (248) 686-0340 to register.
Meal group is $95 a session. Some insurance companies can be billed for the therapeutic group.
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I was honored to be a part of the steering committee for the first World Eating Disorders Action Day June 2, 2016. In the inaugural day, we focused on spreading the mission to advance understanding of eating disorders as serious treatable illnesses and the vision of uniting eating disorder activists, professionals, parents/carers and those personally affected to promote worldwide knowledge of eating disorders and the need for comprehensive treatment.
The Nine Goals, developed via the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders highlight the ways we can take action together! These goals include:
- We call for all front line providers (including pediatricians, primary care doctors, dentists, emergency room and school health providers) to be educated in the identification, diagnosis and referral to appropriate services of eating disorders.
- We call for accessible and affordable evidence-based treatment, with early diagnosis and intervention a priority.
- We call for public education about eating disorders to be accurate, research based, readily available and geared to end stigma about eating disorders.
- We call for an end to mandatory weighing and BMI screening in schools, and development of evidence-based health programs.
- We call for increased awareness of diversity in eating disorders, as eating disorders affect a wide cross section of the world’s population, including people of all ages, sizes, weights, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, and documentation status.
- We call for community and family eating disorders treatment support programmes to be available for all.
- We call for research-based interventions to be delivered in schools and universities on the facts about eating disorders, and how peers and staff can best support patients and families during treatment.
- We call for government agencies to include eating disorders services as part of health systems, public education campaigns, and regulatory bodies.
- We call for the World Health Assembly and the World Health Organization to formally recognize June 2 as World Eating Disorders Action Day.
So how did the FIRST World Eating Disorders Action Day go? Check out the coverage and look at our reach!
Thousands of activists, over 200 organizations in over 40 countries participated in World Eating Disorders Action Day!
2,146 signed the World Eating Disorders Action Day pledge
30 hours of tweet-chats were held with over 18,000 tweets and the trending hashtag #WeDoAct
Nearly 20,000 page views of the World Eating Disorders Day website, with visitors from over 100 countries