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posted: May 30, 2001
EATING DISORDER COUNCIL OF LONG ISLAND - FREE ANNUAL PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Co-Sponsored by the Wheatley School of Old Westbury. Redefining Our Beauty and Ourselves. Overcoming Body Image Pressures. Saturday June 9, 2001 9:30am-1:00pm.

Explore or discover the unconscious impact of media and cultural message on self-esteem. Become aware of how these messages undermine body satisfaction and contribute to disordered eating and exercise behaviors. Learn how to build body acceptance, self-love and emotional well-being. Uncover what is truly beautiful about you!

The workshop will address:

Subliminal Bombardment: Unspoken Media Messages. Facilitated by Irene Schlagman, CEDA and the Wheatley School.

To Eat or Not to Eat? That is the Question. Facilitated by Cynthia Pizzulli, CSW, BCD

Creating New Messages, Positive Actions and Healthier Images. Facilitated by: Vicki Paley, CSW, BCD and Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, BCD.

Panel Discussion facilitated by EDCLI Board Members.

Exclusive Recorded Interview with Jamie-Lynn Sigler of The Sopranos. Jamie will talk about her own journey of recovery from an eating disorder.

Location: The Wheatley School Auditorium Bacon Rd, Old Westbury, NY
Registration is required: Please arrive by 9:00am ($5.00 donation is requested)

To register call EDCLI at 718-962-2778 (call early-this conference will fill up fast).


posted: May 30, 2001
EATING DISORDER RETREAT TRAINING

Eating Disorder Retreat Training by Francie White, MS, RD and Carolyn Costin, MFT, Director of the Monte Nido Treatment Center and author of the Eating Disorder Sourcebook and Your Dieting Daughter (other guest speakers to be determined).

Where: Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State (Rented home and condominiums - limited private lodging and shared rooms). Limited to 25 women.

When: September 7-12, 2001

Subject: Case studies and topics requested by attendees make up a portion of the subject matter. Topics covered range from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other restrictive disorders, overeating, weight issues, body image, and sexuality. Techniques used: Jungian mythology, ritual, sacred processes, when and how to use spirituality in working with eating disordered clients. We will enjoy hiking, swiming in lkaes, whale watching, biking, kayaking and have a wonderful time getting away, time alone and time with other women. CEUs: 36 CEUs for California MFTS, All RDS and Texas Social Workers and Therapists.

Cost: $995.00 Shared Room - $1095 Private Room

Call Francie White at Inner Escapes Workshop Co. 800-263-4217 for information or visit www.innerescapes.com.


posted: May 30, 2001
IAEDP Symposium 2001

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals -- Symposium 2001
"Eating Disorders: Families, Healing and Diversity"

Date: August 10-13, 2001
Location: Wyndam Emerald, San Diego,California

Earn up to 20 continuing education credits.

For More Information call 1-800-800-8126 or visit www.iaedp.org


posted: May 30, 2001
WRITTEN AND ARTISTIC SUBMISSIONS BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH AND RECOVERY FROM DEPRESSION

This edited volume is unique in using individual voices in their own words to illuminate positive recovery methods. This book is written in the hopes that your experience will inspire and comfort others. Also, this work is unique in that it is edited and written by two scholars of depression.

Of particular interest are submissions including:

  • Your symptoms of depression
  • Helpful psychotherapeutic or medicinal treatments
  • Your experience with medication and its side effects
  • How mental unhealth has affected relationships with others (i.e. spouses/partners/children)
  • The degree to which your daily functions (such as work or family) suffered as a result of your depression

Confidentiality is assured.
In hope that you may find a way to use your suffering and strength to help others, thank-you.

Please submit all writings and art (as both attachments and as cut and pasted documents within the body of the e-mail) to: www.depressedbabes@hotmail.com


posted: May 30, 2001
RECOVERY STORIES COMPILATION

I'm going to put together a book of compiled stories. The book will cover eds from just beginning and dabling, to in the midst- whereever in that midst the person may be, on the recovery path and finally recoverED. I really want a full spectrum, stories from all different kinds of people, where ever they are in their eds. I mean, you see books with kind of "overview" stories, where they talk about how it started, a little of the hell in the middle then why they started getting better. what I'm looking for is closer to snapshots. Moments that made such a huge impact- it could be centered around near life altering experience or a tiny little detail taht just made such an impact- not a general ove! rview of the eating disorder. The stories should be personal- it's not about telling the WHOLE story, just one of the millions of little ones that make up the your life. They do not have to be recovery oriented- that can be from any of the many mindstates that come along in the ed. The idea is to get them all so anyone can see themselves somewhere in the book.

Hopefully the stories will be from all kinds of people from all kinds of situations. The woman who fought it all for ten years and doesn't know who to change, the girl who started about three months ago and it suddenly spiraled into a horrible mess. The idea is it will be really complete, so anyone who is starting to suffer, has suffered or is suffering can find something to relate to and maybe get some wisdom. By seeing someone else's turning point, specific moment, habit-they might see something in themeslves.

If anyone would like to contribute stories (and you're welcome to send more than one since it's not like an summary time thing- the more the better!) I would be so grateful! I'm not really going to start working on this full swing til the summer when I actually have time.

Please submit all stories or questions to:
porcelaindohl@hotmail.com


posted: May 9, 2001
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

If you have a history of an Eating Disorder then you are at risk for Osteoporosis! Take the time out to get a bone density test. It is a simple and painless test, and it isn't too late to do something about bone loss.

Any of the following, combined or by themselves, put you at risk for Osteoporosis/Osteopenia:

  • A history of an Eating Disorder!
  • Vitamin & mineral deficiencies
  • Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D loss or deficiency
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Malnutrition
  • Over-exercising
  • Amenorrhea (Loss of menstruation)
  • Alcohol use
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Caffeine products

For more information contact the National Osteoporosis Foundation at (202) 223.2226 or visit their website: www.NOF.org


posted: May 9, 2001
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EATING DISORDER CONFERENCE

Eating Disorders Education Organization (EDEO)
Where: Edmonton Alberta Canada
When: May 4th and May 5th, 2001
Topics: "When Your Child has an Eating Disorder", May 4th, 2001 and "Body Positive - Encouraging positive body images within the family", May 5th, 2001
Keynote Speaker: Abigail H. Natenshon, MA, LCSW, BCD

For more information about the professional conference please visit www.edeo.org.

For more information on Abigail H. Natenshon, MA, LCSW, BCD, the author of When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook, please visit www.empoweredparents.com.


posted: May 9, 2001
SUBJECT: ELEGY- A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

Many of us have lost friends or family, clients and patients to anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Elegy, a short memorial film, gives us a chance to join a chorus of voices celebrating and mourning the lives of people we have loved and lost.

imageReal Pictures, a documentary film company, is collecting visual mementos and memories of lives lost. We are also collecting oral tributes, reflections, and farewells - either on tape or through a toll-free voice mailbox.

Is there a child, a parent, a friend, or a patient you'd like us to remember? No submission is too small, and anonymous tributes are welcome.

We welcome:

  • Snapshots
  • Home movies, videos
  • Audio tapes
  • Mementos, special possessions - or photos of these
  • Photos of shared memories or special places
  • Copies of birth and/or death certificates
  • Artwork - by you or your loved one
  • Any other visual or audio materials you'd like to share

Please send your tributes to:

    Elegy
    c/o imageReal
    PMB 34, 205 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

Or call us toll-free at: 1-866-438-8981
(and then press 2 to record a memento. This could be a story about the person who died, a happy memory, a tribute, a chance to share what you miss most about your friend, patient, or client.)

To help us display your tribute most respectfully, we'd appreciate you sending in a participation form with your submission. The forms help us acknowledge contributions and/or accurately honor requests for anonymity. The participation form can be printed directly from our website:
http://www.imagereal.com/Elegy_Form.pdf

The new deadline is June 2001.

For more information, visit the Elegy site:
www.imageReal.com/elegy.html
or send e-mail to: elegy@imageReal.com

Thank you for your time and courage to share your loss.


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