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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Recovery Spotlight

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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Finding HOPE in Eating Disorder Recovery

04.23.17

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today”. Thich Nhat Hanh

An eating disorder is an illness that can feel confusing and consuming. It involves terrible suffering. When you are in the midst of the eating disorder’s pain it can be very hard to believe there is another path, much less one that is possible. Often times life beyond an eating disorder feels impossible to imagine even if it is desired.

Hope can be an important ingredient to get you through the times when you feel very stuck. Here are some thoughts to help you find a way to harness hope and keep moving (even if you aren’t always headed in the direction you desire, keep moving toward that place!)

  • Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible!
  • Having hope is related to other positive feelings that can improve your mood and how you see things.
  • Hope increases your ability to stay in treatment and benefit from it.
  • Experiencing hope allows us to feel more gratitude and experience greater understanding and forgiveness toward ourselves and others.
  • Connection facilitates hope. What are ways you can enhance connection? Friends, treatment team, spirituality, enjoyed activities, these are all outlets and relationships that help us feel connected.