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Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Self-Compassion is a Necessary Component With the holidays over, many are breathing a sigh of relief as they put the hustle and bustle, preparations and stress of the season behind them. However, for those with an eating disorder or those recovering from an eating disorder the journey towards recovery continues as reactivity, strong emotions, feelings […]

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Identifying Orthorexia: A Sneaky Eating Disorder that Healthcare Professionals Should Know About

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS All healthcare providers should encourage their clients to eat healthy. But what happens when that ideal becomes an obsession? We know that an eating disorder is more than just a dietary issue. It is also a mental condition that must be addressed with awareness and compassion. Certain eating disorders […]

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How to Ask the Right Questions: Practical Steps for Healthcare Professionals

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS As a healthcare professional, it can be difficult to know how to ask the right questions when you suspect that your patient may have an eating disorder. As with most health-related concerns, it is important to remember that patients are often sensitive or resistant toward any sort of illness […]

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Eating Disorders: The Dangers of Self-Treatment and the Need for Professional Help

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Taking the first step to begin recovery from an eating disorder requires immense courage. There are a number of intervention methods for eating disorders, and each requires compassion above all. Often times, those who live with an eating disorder feel like a burden to the people around them, and […]

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Compassion Supports Recovery

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS When people struggle with an eating disorder, they often experience high levels of shame and self-criticism. Actively practicing techniques of self-compassion can be beneficial in eating disorder recovery. What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is directing the loving kindness shown to others and to yourself. Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-compassion: […]

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What is Body Dysmorphia?

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Every day, most of us look in the mirror several times to check our appearance. Most probably struggle with some negative self-talk when looking in the mirror – thinking various thoughts that chip away at self-confidence. But those thoughts typically last for a few minutes, and then drift away […]

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McCann Launches Nonprofit Eating Disorders Association

Teri Hardister McCann, founder and executive director of Fairhaven Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, has launched the Mid-South Eating Disorders Association, a nonprofit organization for treatment providers seeking to build community, access educational opportunities, and build awareness of treatment options for eating disorders. McCann serves as the founding president of MSEDA. At Fairhaven, McCann provides […]

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Mid-South Eating Disorders Association Announces Board, Hosts Inaugural Meeting

The Mid-South Eating Disorders Association (MSEDA) has announced its formation and board of directors, as well as its inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 1. MSEDA was formed as a community resource dedicated to the education, treatment and networking for all eating disorders treatment providers. “An eating disorder is a complex and chronic condition that can […]

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Intervention Methods for Eating Disorders

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Every path to recovery is different, no matter your disease. Regardless of which tactical method works best for you, the most important thing to remember on the journey to recovery is that compassion is crucial, and healing is not a linear process. Below is a list of some of […]

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Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Circumstances that precede the development of an eating disorder can often be considered warning signs. While the two are related, it’s important to distinguish the differences. Some conditions may create an environment of heightened risk; however, knowing what signs to be aware of may help you determine if your […]

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