A Special Request: How YOU Can Help

As you are aware, NIED has been to Ottawa four times. At a recent meeting, our MP, Mark Adler strongly recommended that we get all of you involved in a very simple way: In order for NIED to continue to be successful in Ottawa and to further our mission of awareness – we ask YOU, your family and your friends – to book an appointment with YOUR MP to meet for 30 minutes and to share your...

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Symposium Recap: Your Questions Answered

  On Monday August 12, we landed at Spring Garden Church to host our 22nd symposium! The topic was an Open Forum hosted by our panel of experts, which sparked some incredible discussions and questions from our guests. The evening was another great success in bringing eating disorder information to the public. Our panel of experts… Dr. Heather Wheeler – Clinical Psychologist who has...

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Meditation for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

There is no one protocol for the treatment of all eating disorders. Today’s multidisciplinary treatment options include various psychotherapy methods, group support, nutrition counselling, and alternative therapies. Just as no two snowflakes are the same, individuals suffering from eating disorders respond to different approaches with varying success, and treatment plans are tailored according...

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Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

Time after time, Family Based Therapy has been proven as an effective component in the treatment of eating disorders. Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is an innovative model, in which a great deal of focus is on the caregiver. Dr. Joanne Dolhanty and Dr. Adele Lafrance Robinson explained the fundamentals of EFFT at this year’s NEDIC Conference for Body Image and Self-Esteem. EFFT...

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