Eating Disorder Treatment Methodology
At Awakenings Treatment Center, you can focus specifically on your relationship to food, eating, body image and body shape/size. Awakenings provides specialized programming for individuals who suffer from: disordered eating behaviors, binge eating, emotional eating, compulsive overeating and stress eating. Complications with mental health problems and chronic pain are also addressed, if needed, as part of this program offering.
Supportive activities around eating appropriate portions of balanced meals at regular intervals is emphasized, as well as therapeutic restaurant outings and grocery shopping trips.
Clients admitted to the Awakenings Eating Recovery Program experience:
- Daily process groups with Dr. Corbitt
- Daily Joyful Movement groups with a certified physical trainer specializing in mental health, disordered eating and chronic pain
- Daily BrainPaint Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback)
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Intensive Family Program
- Alpha-Stim CES – deep relaxation & stress reduction with cranial electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic meal outings with Dr. Corbitt
- Grocery shopping support with clinical staff and peers
Individuals with any form of disordered eating (including binge eating disorder, emotional eating and stress eating) use food to feel in control and to cope with painful feelings such as anger, self-loathing, vulnerability, and panic. For some, attempts to control the consequences of overeating are compensated with inappropriate use of laxatives, diuretics, diet pills (over the counter and prescription) which all fuel a false sense of control and represent futile attempts to manage painful feelings that seem otherwise unmanageable.
Those suffering from any form of disordered eating focus on food and body weight as a way to take control of life. Developing eating habits based on moods and feelings are often serious signs that someone is suffering from a diagnosable, treatable, eating disorder.
Awakenings Treatment Center's multidisciplinary treatment team works with each individual to assess all aspects of his or her eating disorder. Our treatment is research-informed and supported by an integrative system of neuropsychiatric care for the emotional, physical, and spiritual healing of individuals and families.
Clients benefit from our broad spectrum of complementary, evidenced–based services that address eating disorders and simultaneously treat conditions such as depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive anxiety, chronic pain or addiction.
Dr. Corbitt utilizes the “All Foods Fit” healing model, while acknowledging that in the early stages of recovery some people will have “red light foods” – food choices that once eaten in a moderate amount, tend to trigger a compulsive binge episode. Additionally, Dr. Corbitt’s “Eating Addiction Relapse Prevention Workbook” is utilized to establish a Healthy Living Plan to create individualized, supportive strategies to soothe future cravings, triggers and potential binges.
Effective help and resolution from the symptoms of binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, emotional eating and stress eating is available. We can all heal from the debilitating emotional, physical and spiritual pain as well as the patterns you may find repeating in your relationships in all aspects of your life.