Mindfullness: A Community for Eating Disorders Recovery

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.

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Community Meal Group

03.22.17

If you are in need of extra meal support, working through anxiety associated with eating different foods, or looking to integrate more flexible and social eating into your eating  our Community Meal Support may be a good fit for you!

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 one adequate meal each day to prevent restriction and eating disorder behaviors. Participants are given a standard meal to support their individual nutritional needs. This group offers pre-meal check in and post-meal processing. Post meal processing includes learning therapeutic coping skills such as meditation, mindfulness, and other empirically supported strategies to assist in anxiety management and.

 

The group meets Fridays from 12:15-2 p.m. at the office 1750 S. Telegraph Rd. Suite 102 Bloomfield Hills. Contact Dr. Vazzano at kvazzano@mindfullness.com or Patrizia Jesue, RD at jesuerd@nutritioncounselingcenter.com for additional information and registration. Group is $100 a session. Insurance can be billed for therapeutic group processing.

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The New Year: Not a Time for Resolution but Reflection

01.10.18

Happy 2018! As the New Year kicks off to a snowy and chilly start (at least here in Michigan) we are confronted with ideas, conversations, and articles about resolutions and ways to create a new and better you in the New Year. Many of these conversations focus on developing a weight loss or diet plan. These messages (for all of us) but especially those suffering from an ED can be difficult to ignore.

Part of recovery means developing resilience against harmful messages that can fuel the ED. It also means following your own path that works for you, even if that means going against the majority. It’s not easy, but it is essential.

Keeping these thoughts in mind, I challenge you to resist the New Years hype and focus on your health and recovery versus diets and weight loss. Resolve to resist the cultural hype by remembering why diets don’t work. Skip the resolutions that end up adding extra pressure and are usually quickly discarded and take some time to reflect.

Ask yourself:

  • What is most important to you in this New Year? How can you focus your behaviors and energy in a way that works toward the things you value most?
  • Dig deep and examine your ED behaviors. Are they helping you move toward your goals and values? Are they adding to your life or making it more difficult?
  • Again, being honest, ask yourself “If I continue in the same direction with my ED how will my life look in 2019? How will my health, relationships, work, mood be affected?”