Using Mindfulness to Treat Eating Disorders

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"Eating disorders create a disconnect between our minds and bodies. In this video, Kelsey Johnson talks about how to use mindfulness to treat eating disorders and heal that disconnect. Kelsey Johnson is a therapist at New Haven Residential Treatment Center.

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"I had no outstanding family position and felt as if I had no outstanding trait among my peers. I was in competition with them to be thin, smart, popular. This was the beginning of my anorexia."


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