Establishing Healthy Patterns

One of the most difficult aspects of any behavioral change is continuing the behavioral changes once you have made them.  This is true of Eating Disorder recovery as well.  Once you have made the initial changes in treatment, it can be really hard to...

Recovery During the Holidays

Holidays are a difficult time for those struggling with eating disorders.  Food is a prominent feature of the Holidays, and what would for others be a potentially enjoyable experience, it can present additional stress.  Here are some useful pointers for...

Navigating the Confusing World of Insurance

If you have been keeping up with the news lately, you are undoubtedly aware of some of the sweeping changes being proposed to how many Americans obtain health insurance. It is a tenuous time, and now morethan ever it is important for those struggling with eating...

Changing Behaviors

They say old habits die hard. Changing behaviors is not an easy thing to do and this is particularly true of eating disorder behaviors, which not only are highly addictive, but often exist to fill a deeper and sometimes unknown psychological or emotional purpose. Yet,...

Relapse Prevention – Slipping without Falling

In the field of recovery there is a lot of mention of relapse prevention. At Cielo House we have a unique take on what relapse prevention means. Relapse is a term that comes out of the addiction field, whereby someone who has achieved abstinence from substance use...

Finding Your Core Values

By Matt Keck, MFT What do you find important in life? Chances are concepts will come to mind such as honesty, integrity, faith, community, or entities such as family, relationships, or friendships. The way you answer that question is indicative of your core values,...