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  1. Media Literacy

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    Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you’ve seen? You are not alone. Maybe your body hasn’t actually changed, but your perception of it has. We all have days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies and feel the pressure to mea ...

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  2. Resilience: "Bouncing Back"

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets A guide for parents and youth Author: Jessie's Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore   Why is resilience important? Whether you’re 8 or 18 years old, life can be tough. Stress can come from many ...

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  3. Body Image & Self-Esteem

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    PDF Version Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  4. Eating Disorders and Social Support

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    “In the process of recovery from physical or emotional illness, addiction, and specifically eating disorders, social support is the very ‘cradle’ in which recovery takes place.” 1 With eating disorders, the cradle metaphor is very apt. The love and suppor ...

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  5. Helping Myself to Help Myself

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    I am a therapist who works with people dealing with disordered eating. A major part of my work with clients is to help them discover ways to manage what seems like a flood of urges to binge, compulsions to purge and fears of getting uncontrollably fat. ...

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  6. Yoga and Anorexia

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    Rediscovering the body Julie Peters Reprinted from "Mind-Body Connection" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 14 I used to count the hours before the next time I’d be expected to eat. The farther away that moment was, the calmer and more ...

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  7. Visions- Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

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    PDF | No. 16 (2002) Background Editor's Message (Eric Macnaughton) Changing Minds, Not Bodies ((guest editorial) Raine McKay) Making the Connection: Disordered Eating in our Communities (Heather Lumley) ...

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  8. Editor's Message

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    Eric Macnaughton Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 16, p. 2 Disordered eating is not about food. Of course, the individuals affected — mostly girls and women, but an increasing number of men — do struggle with ...

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  9. Changing Minds, Not Bodies

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    Raine Mckay Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 16, pp. 4-5 Every time I tell someone that I work for an organization doing work around disordered eating/eating disorders, they have a story to share — a story of ...

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  10. Making the Connection

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    Disordered Eating in our Communities Heather Lumley, MA, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 16, pp. 6-7 There are numerous factors in a person’s life that combine to increase the chances of becoming affecte ...

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