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Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

Yoga has been around for over 3,000 years and has been a longstanding programming component at Avalon Hills. A common finding for those who are dealing with an eating disorder that is evident in both the research literature and our ...

Eating Disorders & the Holidays

For many individuals, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. It is a time to gather with family and friends, catch up on each other’s lives, and share a few laughs. For most people, highlights of the holiday season include the

When Does Exercise Become Unhealthy?

Getting some exercise can be an excellent way for women to improve their health, however, when struggling with an eating disorder, exercise may play a more complicated role in one’s life. Compulsive exercise is an eating disorder ...

Pregnancy & Eating Disorders

Pregnancy requires a great deal of physical, psychological, and emotional strength. During pregnancy, the growing baby receives all of its nourishment from the mother’s body. While gaining weight is required for a healthy pregnancy, ...

Weight Stigma Awareness Week

The National Eating Disorder Association’s second annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, September 28 - October 2, serves to help the broader eating disorders community understand the importance of weight stigma for all ...

Recovering Through Relationships

Eating disorder recovery does not occur in isolation. Full recovery is achieved through relationships with one’s self and others. Treatment is most successful when patients are able to develop a relationship with themselves beyond ...

What Makes Avalon Hills Different

The Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Program treats and assists adolescent females and adult women in overcoming the full range of eating disorders. We are differentiated as one of the only remaining privately-owned residential eating ...

The Power of Affirmations

Eating disorder recovery is a challenging process, emotionally, physically, and mentally. There will be times where you may feel like you are failing, however, learning to set good intentions followed by positive affirmations is a ...

Self-Care During Difficult Times

Circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming due to constant new information, long hours inside, uprooted schedules, and a lack of social contact. It’s important to pause for a moment and take care of yourself ...

Shopping Interventions

One of the most difficult challenges our patients face as they work through their eating disorders is accepting their bodies and learning to love themselves for who they are. Acceptance of one’s body image is typically one of the last ...