February 2012 E-Newsletter

Save the Date – You’re Invited to EDRC’s Free Luncheon at the Campbell Community Center on on February 29th!

Join us for an exciting and unique event during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Enjoy socializing and complimentary lunch while bidding on fun items to take home.

What: Raffle and Silent Auction Luncheon plus a short presentation entitied Dual Diagnosis & Eating Disorders featuring Buck Runyan (LMFT, LPC, CEDS), Chief Operations Officer, Center for Discovery and Oceanaire & Dr. Christine Pappas, Executive Clinical Director of La Ventana Treatment Programs.

When: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Campbell Community Center (Roosevelt Room), 1 West Campbell Avenue # C-32, Campbell, CA 95008

Raffle tickets at the door – $2.00 per ticket / 10 tickets for $10.00

All proceeds donated to EDRC.

For more information, please contact:

Ariel Whitlock: (650) 862-0637 or ariel.whitlock@centerfordiscovery.com

Lisette Fraser: (805) 444-8072 or lisette@laventanatreatment.com

EDRC and Robin Ummel Present a Series of FREE Body Awareness Yoga Classes

Join us on Sunday, February 19th for the first installment of a series of FREE Body Awareness Yoga classes taught by Robin Ummel. EDRC welcomes you to unplug from the stress of daily life and enjoy restorative yoga classes in a safe and relaxing environment at the beautiful, brand new Yoga Source studio in Los Gatos. Robin uses her own experience with eating disorders to create a fun and non-judgemental experience: “I have used yoga to help with my own recovery from anorexia and bulimia and wish to share the amazing benefits of yoga with others. Yoga has helped me calm my anxiety and stress, and has allowed me to feel empowered and strong. Yoga can benefit anyone, no matter what their experience is. I look forward to teaching my Body Awareness Yoga class and hope to see you there!

Location: 16185 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Feb 19th, Mar 4th, April 1st, April 15th, May 6th, and May 20th

For more information please contact Robin Ummel at reu00729@yahoo.com or Lisa Vladimirova at lisa@edrcsv.org.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Presents: “It’s Time to Talk About It: The Brain and Eating Disorders” on February 28th

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will host their annual panel discussion and ask-the-expert session from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, February 28th. It’s Time to Talk about It: The Brain and Eating Disorders is a FREE Event, but please call (650) 724-4601 to register. Location: 725 Welsh Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Free parking is available at 730 Welsh Road (across from the hospital).

Calling All 6th – 12th Grade BOYS and GIRLS…Tell Us What is Beautiful About You to Win up to $300 in Cash!

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 26th – March 3rd, 2012) EDRC presents our annual Every Body’s Beautiful Essay Contest sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Macy’s. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to win up to $300 in cash. Choose to write an essay on one or more of the topics below, and you could be this year’s winner! For more details, please view our flyer.

Please note: winning essays will be shared on our website. Click here to view our 2011 winners.

Questions? Contact us at info@edrcsv.org.

Watching Eating Disorders on TV: How does this Help? From Sheila Himmel’s You Must Be Hungry

Last month Lifetime premiered a show about eating disorders hosted and produced by Tracey Gold. The actress famous from the hit sitcom Growing Pains nearly died from anorexia. In each one-hour episode of Starving Secrets, Gold, she works with women in the grips of anorexia or bulimia. Is this a good idea? In this post, my daughter and co-author, Lisa, gives her opinion. Read more about this article here.

A few words from one of EDRC’s grateful clients…

I am so incredibly grateful for the support and kindness you have shown me. I already feel that I am not in this alone. It is torturous to watch my beloved [daughter] manifest pain and confusion in this way. I felt that you shared parts of your story to help me understand what is happening to me and to my daughter. This will be challenging journey that will surely tax all of my emotions, but also one that will be filed with love and compassion as we take each step. You are part of that compassion, and I will gladly take your hand as it is offered in support. I have the utmost admiration for [EDRC] for taking the time to meet me privately, share resources and experiences… [and] to make a few calls that resulted in an appointment with a highly respected doctor.”  – Grateful mother

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