February 2012 Archive
Last night we hosted a fantastic event at Oakland University. I presented along with three OU faculty members about eating disorders, body image and media literacy. I was so impressed by the many insightful comments audience members contributed, there was a lot of energy and dialogue! We talked a lot about understanding the lies the media tries to sell us as well as learning to acknowledge inner versus outer qualities in others. Great stuff!
Tonight, Oakland University, psychologist Bethany Helfman, social worker Laura Fishman and dietitian Patrizia Jesue of Nutritional Counseling will be showing The Thin Commandments with a follow up panel from 6:30-9:00. Join them for another thoughtful evening!
Last night I was privileged to attend a screening of Someday Melissa, at Lahser High School. What a profound, heartbreaking, and worthwhile film. For anyone interested in eating disorders or wanting to learn more, please watch this important film!
Today I am off to Oakland University to co-present with OU faculty about the media’s influence on body image. We will be presenting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Oakland Center, Gold Room C. Please stop by!
If you are not in Michigan, check out www.nationaleatingdisorders.org for information on how you can “do just one thing!” during this important week. Stay tuned for more posts on what is going on this week and how we can continue these messages throughout the coming year!
As I mentioned in the last post, the theme for this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is “Everyone Knows Someone”
What does this theme mean to you? Can you identify with this?
As I reflect on these words it occurs to me that we can extend this beyond just eating disorders. It propels me to think about the many ways we are all affected by the disordered images around us. We see unrealistic images of beauty everywhere we look. We are confronted with messages about diets, food and what we should or should not be eating. The disordered climate of our culture affects us all.
How do the images of “beauty” and our culture’s emphasis on appearance affect you all?
I am so very excited to announce the opening of a new office for Mindfullness in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan! Dr. Vazzano will be providing individual, family and marital therapy at this location. She will continue emphasizing the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and chronic dieting at the new location but will also be doing work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
The new office is a great space to learn and grow!
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Vazzano at (248) 686-0346 or kvazzano@Mindfullness.com