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.
Current Blog Post
A new study regarding the health complications associated with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) points to the importance of early detection and screening by medical professionals.
The study found that people who have suffered from BED at any point in their life are at increased risk for a range of illnesses affecting multiple systems. In particular, individuals with BED are at risk for components of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, elevated glucose and triglycerides, low high density lipoprotein levels) and related conditions such as diabetes and circulatory diseases. Of particular importance, many of these illnesses occurred in individuals with BED independent of the presence of obesity.
Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by eating large amounts of food in short periods of time (binge eating) while experiencing a loss of control over eating. BED is becoming more often recognized and is now a formal diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V).
Study results were published online in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, September 19, 2016.