June 3, 2010

Make This Summer 2010 Be the Summer You Quit Your Eating Disorder

Posted in 1, Eating Disorder Recovery Resources, Help for Those who Tend Toward Self-Destruction, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates, Western New York Eating Disorder Resources, Yoga Tips at 3:36 pm by satsanga

Make this summer be the summer you quit your eating disorder!!

Caring, Acceptance, and Tolerance Yoga Group starts Friday June 4th.
10 sessions throughout the summer on Fridays from 4:30-6:00 PM.

An excellent way to start the weekends– with a positive  attitude and plans for success.

The group combines DBT and Yoga both known to reduce eating disorder symptoms.

Contact Catherine Cook-Cottone to Register at cpcook@buffalo.edu.

You are worth the effort! You can do this!

Find new ways to feel safe and to care for your body.

With a stronger self, you can say good-bye to your eating disorder.

Use this summer to get it right!

Contact Catherine Cook-Cottone at cpcook@buffalo.edu to register


December 23, 2009

Yoga for Eating Disorders Class to Start 1/15/2010

Posted in 1 at 5:00 pm by satsanga

The Friday Afternoon Yoga class is designed for those who are working to have a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Each class will involve active Hatha yoga practice, journaling and discussions, and a relaxation. Each week, a new reading or topic will be introduced that helps to maintain healthy eating and the daily practice of healthy living.

All are invited. The only requirement is that you are interested in improving or maintaining your positive relationship with food and your body.

When: Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM starting January 15th, 2010
1/15 (1), 1/22 (2), 1/29 (3), 2/5 (4), 2/12 (5), 2/19 (6), 2/26 (7),
3/5 (8), 3/12 (9), 3/19 (10)

Where: 4242 Ridge Lea Road, The Conference Room Near Suite #10,
Amherst, NY, 14226

Who: Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist and specialist in eating disorder prevention and treatment

Cost: $20.00 per session or $175.00 for an all ten class pass
What to bring: Bring a yoga mat and yoga pillow. Also, a blanket may be needed for cooler
winter nights

Registration required: To register, please email Catherine Cook-Cottone at cpcook@buffalo.edu
or call (716) 645-1128

Mentor Connect

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MentorCONNECT is the first global online eating disorders mentoring community. In addition to offering one-on-one mentoring matches, your free membership includes access to a password-protected, moderated, PRO-recovery community forum with a live weekly e-support group, other special events, a wide variety of online themed support groups, recovery blogs, personalized profile pages, the ability to upload photos/videos/ songs/artwork, and chat/email services. MentorCONNECT is founded on the Mentor Model as outlined in the first book written to address the critical role a recovery mentor plays in the integrated treatment team, Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back.

To learn more about Beating Ana and the Mentor Model, visit us at http://www.key-to-life.com/book.

To volunteer your services as a caring volunteer mentor, be matched with a mentor, or find general support, visit us at http://www.key-to-life.com/mentorconnect.

To take a Virtual Tour of the MentorCONNECT Community Forums, visit us at http://www.key-to-life.com/mctour.

To listen to the FREE MentorCONNECT Teleconference Series podcast featuring leading eating disorders experts, visit us at http://www.mentorconnect.podbean.com.

August 20, 2009

Catherine Cook-Cottone New Practice Location

Posted in 1 at 2:25 am by satsanga

I am moving my private practice to 4242 Ridge Lea Road. You can reach me by my ub email to make an appointment.

May 8, 2009

Help Yoga Teachers in Training

Posted in 1 at 5:25 pm by satsanga

Come to Bikram Williamsville on Friday at 7 p.m. to take a class and support those on their quest to teacher training.” It is $20 for 10 days unlimited. (Probably just for new visitors, but I am not positive.) http://www.BikramYogaWilliamsville.com

February 4, 2009

Do you have an eating disorder?

Posted in 1 at 8:24 pm by satsanga

I am writing to let you know about a new study we are conducting to help us better understand the effects of the media on those who have eating disorder symptoms. We are hoping to interview women who have had a diagnosed eating disorder. We will ask her about the onset of her disorder and the maintenance of her symptoms. If you know of someone who might be interested in participating in this study, please have her contact

Catherine Cook-Cottone at cpcook@buffalo.edu or Sarah Rowland, Doctoral Candidate at eatingdisordersurvey@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your support of research on eating disorders,

February 1, 2009

Tara Brach Sacred Pause

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Relaxation Video Interactive

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January 3, 2009

Start off the NEW YEAR ** EATING WELL and with SELF-CARE

Posted in 1 at 12:06 am by satsanga

New Group start date January 6th, 2009

Work on your eating and self-care

email cpcook@buffalo.edu to register

December 25, 2008

Eating Disorder Task Force Updates

Posted in 1 at 11:33 pm by satsanga

The Eating Disorder Task Force met this morning. We had a great turnout and a productive meeting. Please see summary below. The next meeting will be:

Thursday January 22, 2009
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tim Hortons (Walker Center)
5140 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221

*Please RSVP via email and let me know if you plan to attend

December 11, 2008 Meeting:
Molly Beck (Buff State Counseling Center)
Phyllis Comroy (private practice therapy
Catherine Cook-Cottone (UB – CSEP and private practice therapy)
Renee Fearon (Jewish Family Service)
Shelia Flavin (private practice nutrition)
Jayne Haley (Avalon)
Mandy Howard (UBCS intern and CSEP
Linda Kane (private practice therapy, school counselor)
Carissa Uschold (UBCS)

– Review of Renfrew Eating Disorder Conference Nov. 2008; materials and info. to follow by myself and Renee Fearon (Jewish Family Service)
– Discussion about out of area centers, referrals and updates
– Presentation of current groups, reserch and programs locally
– Discussion about the impact of nutrition work with body image issues
– Discussion about up coming EDTF spring conference
– Brief case conferencing througout

Area Updates:

Unity Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program in Rochester, NY is closing as of Tuesday December 23, 2008. They will still offer an outpatient program only.

The Renfrew Center has opened several new outpatient treatment facilities and partial programs. They will also be opening a outpatient center for Orthodox Jewish Women in the New York City area. At the Renfrew Conference, I met with Dawn Papp who is a representative in New York City. She gave me contact information that can assist in streamlining referrals. Please let me know if you need any information.


Outpatient centers:
Wilton, CT
Coconut Creek, FL
Charlotte, NC
Ridgewood, NJ
New York, NY
Radnor, PA
Brentwood, TN
Remuda Ranch has opened a new location called
Remuda East – Virgina

Upcoming groups and events:

Yoga and Wellness: Eating Disorder Treatment Group
An 8 session treament group using mindful and restorative yoga, journaling, and structured activities to help you decrease eating disordered symptoms and increase wellness behaviors and coping.
Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Starting January 6, 2009
Calvary Episcopal Church
20 Milton Street off of Cayuga at Main in Williamsville
$40.00/Session – Workbooks and Yoga Manuals included in fee
Advance registration required by contacting one of the instructors:
Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D.: cpcook@buffalo.edu 645-2484 x1073
Linda Kane, LMHC: lkane@williamsville12.org 380-4621

Avalon Centers:

Intuitive Eating Group
$20.00 per session, open
6 weeks
Call ahead for information & screening

Bulimia Group
$25.00 per session, open
6 weeks beginning at the end of January
Call ahead for information & screening

ANAD Eating Disorder Support Group
Free, open, ongoing
Sundays 6-7:00 PM
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

1540 Maple Road

Williamsville NY, 14221

Board Room

Contact: Mandy Howard: phoward@buffalo.edu (404)291-4018

University at Buffalo Counseling Services/Student Wellness Team

presents the documentary

America the Beautiful

Tuesday February 3, 2009

6:30 PM doors open

7:00 PM screening

UB Center for the Arts Screening Room

free and open to the community and campus

limited seating available; arrive early

Q & A with director Darryl Roberts following the screening

Happy Holidays!

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