Special Event: November 6, 2014 Register Now!

inpatient eating disorder

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at The Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, Colorado – Libby Neal, MA, LPC will take you through a “fact finding mission,” where she will identify and answer some common questions about eating disorders including diagnosis, symptomology, and treatment options. Geared mostly towards mental health and medical professionals, this lively discussion will […]

How the Media Affects Body Image and Eating Disorders

The media puts a large amount of pressure on females to meet a certain social and cultural standard of beauty, which can inevitably lead to poor body image and eating disorders. The more an individual is exposed to this unrealistic standard, the more they find it is reflective of how they should look. Looking youthful […]

What Is Body Image?

At The Meadows Ranch, we often talk about body image as it relates to eating disorders and eating disorder treatment. But what exactly does it mean?

By its definition, body image is the subjective picture or mental image a person has of their body. In other words, your body image is how you see yourself or how you picture yourself in your mind. Overall, body image refers to a person’s emotional attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of their body.

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A Message About The Need To Educate Health Care Providers About Eating Disorders

About a month ago I was presented with the opportunity to join the business development team for The Meadows Ranch. The idea of representing one of the world’s most well known eating disorder treatment facilities, helping to educate the public about the seriousness and lethality of these disorders and assisting struggling women and girls to find the much needed treatment they deserve overwhelmed me with excitement. This job isn’t a job, it’s a heart mission for me.

Trust: Why Is It So Hard For Eating Disorder Patients?

For many individuals seeking to overcome an eating disorder, a primary obstacle may be learning to trust others under such challenging conditions. Often, these individuals find the idea of allowing themselves to be vulnerable, letting go of their fears, and letting their guard down to be extremely fear inducing. They may believe that they will “lose control” if they allow their thoughts and feelings to become exposed. So instead, of using self-disclosure to elicit support, they build a wall of silence around themselves to keep secret their inner most thoughts and emotions.