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You have questions; I have answers. 

  • Who is appropriate for this group?
    Anyone wanting to navigate how to have a balanced relationship with movement in eating disorder recovery is welcome. All participants should be cleared to engage in movement by their treatment team. All of intensities and abilities will be accommodated through a variety of modifications being offered. To ensure this group is appropriate, all participants will complete a 15 minute phone call with Hannah upon registering. Additionally all participants will complete a Release of Information for each member of their treatment team to ensure movement is being safely integrated.
  • I can't make it to every workout is that okay?
    Totally! However the cost will not be reduced if you are unable to make all the sessions.
  • Why is it essential to integrate movement into eating disorder recovery?
    Research shows that dysfunctional exercise is often the first presenting symptom and the last remaining symptom of an eating disorder. Exercise abstinence during eating disorder recovery is associated with an increased risk of relapse and more severe psychopathologies. Having a professional specializing in exercise science and eating disorders supports patients in safely navigating the re-integration of movement.
  • What do active sessions with you include?
    Active sessions look unique to each individual but could provide: Check-ins about goals, energy levels, body cues, etc. Parameters and accountability for the appropriate duration/intensity of the exercise session. Feedback about form and technique during the session Exposure sessions trying a variety of movement modalities Processing and challenging eating disorder thoughts/behaviors that occur during exercise
  • Who would benefit from working with you?
    Anyone wanting to explore their relationship with movement from a weight-inclusive, eating disorder-informed lens could benefit from working with me. We could be a good fit if: You are an athlete in eating disorder recovery trying to navigate how to return to your sport safely while being protective of your recovery. Whenever you engage in movement or exercise, it never feels like enough. Exercise or lack of exercise brings up negative body image thoughts. You find it difficult to take a day off or listen to body cues about the intensity/duration of exercise your body is craving. You believe that certain forms of movement don't "count," such as those that are fun or less challenging. You feel like you don't deserve rest or have to earn rest. You experience all-or-nothing thinking when it comes to movement/exercise. You tend to avoid exercise, which brings up feelings of guilt or shame. You find exercise is tied to the idea of weight-loss Your experience with weight stigma makes your relationship with exercise complex.
  • How does sliding scale work?
    Eating disorder treatment is expensive, and it is important that access to eating disorder sensitive movement professionals is accessible, so this group utilizes a sliding scale.
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