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

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April 27, 2010

Someday Melissa

Posted in Blogroll, Eating Disorder Recovery Resources, Help for Those who Tend Toward Self-Destruction, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 6:34 pm by satsanga

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious life threatening illness. If you are struggling, commit to getting better now. Go to your therapy group, therapist, friends, support group. Don’t let yourself pretend it won’t hurt you or that another day won’t matter. EACH DAY MATTERS.

We need more money for research.

http://www.somedaymelissa.com

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/04/20/style/1247467660335/someday-melissa-trailer.html

September 28, 2008

Treatment Group to Start 10/15

Posted in Blogroll, 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 at 11:38 pm by satsanga

What: An 8-session treatment group using mindful and restorative yoga, journaling, and structured activities to help you decrease
eating disordered symptoms and increase wellness behaviors
and coping.

When: Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00 PM
(10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)

Where: 1131 Delaware Avenue
(The old Delaware Pediatrics, just past Ferry on left from 198)

Who: Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D.,
Licensed psychologist and eating disorder specialist

Linda Kane, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor

Fee: $40.00/session* (pay per session plan) or 5% discount
for pay in total at first session ($304.00).
*Workbooks and Yoga Manuals included in fee.

Yoga mats and pillows available for use

Contact Catherine Cottone at cpcook@buffalo.edu

May 8, 2008

Neurofeedback for Symptom Reduction in Patients with Bulimia Nervosa

Posted in Blogroll, 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 at 4:28 pm by satsanga

A Treatment and Research Study

 

 

Who: We are hoping to recruit women 18 years of age or older who are in treatment for Bulimia Nervosa and who also experience attention difficulties. Ten of the women recruited will be asked to participate in pre and posttests as well as neurofeedback sessions and ten women will only be asked to take the pre-test and post-test and to continue their treatment as usual.

 

Content: The specific aims of this study are to assess effectiveness of neurofeedback (i.e., regulating electrochemical brain activity through use of EEG neurofeedback) on the: (a) reduction of eating disordered symptoms, (b) increase of attention, mindfulness, and daily functioning,  (c) and increase life satisfaction and self-concept.

 

Neurofeedback Providers and Investigators: Neurofeedback sessions will be provided by Susan M. Santarpia under the supervision of Judy Chiswell, Ed.D., OTR, BCIA-EEG. Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist, eating disorder specialist, and assistant professor for the Department of Counseling School and Educational Psychology at SUNY Buffalo is a co-investigator on the study.

 

When: Following obtained informed consent, participants will meet individually with the principal investigator for an intake session during which the pretesting will be completed.

 For those in the treatment group, the Neurofeedback sessions will take place bi-weekly, at Hemisphere’s for 10 weeks. Finally for both groups, individual posttest sessions will be conducted to complete the final assessments

 

Where: Hemisphere’s 6511 Main Street Williamsville 14221

 

Cost:  No fee

 

Eligibility:  Participants must be female and must maintain ongoing medical care through an eating disorder program. 

 

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project, you should contact (anonymously, if you wish) The Research Participant Advocate at Walden University is Leilani Endicott, you may contact her at 1-800-925-3368, extension 1210, if you have questions about your participation in this study. You may also contact the Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board, College of Arts and Sciences, Room 810 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, (or by phone 716-645-2711).

 

For information related to:

Registration and Intake session, please contact Susan M. Santarpia (716-316-9597) or smsantarpia@yahoo.com 

 

 

April 25, 2008

Cook-Cottone Tenure

Posted in Blogroll, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 7:40 pm by satsanga

The PRB vote was 6-0 in favor!!!!!

April 3, 2008

America the Beautiful? News from NEDA

Posted in 1, Blogroll, Eating Disorder Recovery Resources, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 1:40 pm by satsanga

“America the Beautiful” – Powerful Documentary- Coming your way! 

This new film, “America the Beautiful,” examines our new obsession with physical perfection. It will be released in theaters across Chicago initially, April 25 – 27 and, if the run is successful, it will go to New York and Los Angeles in May, followed by 30 other cities across the US. Visit: http://www.americathebeautifuldoc.com

  News from NEDA

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA  98101
P: 206.382.3587  F: 206.829.8501
www.NationalEatingDisorders.org

Self-Control: A limited resource?

Posted in Blogroll, Help for Those who Tend Toward Self-Destruction, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 1:38 pm by satsanga

Read the whole article…

Tighten Your Belt,

Strengthen Your Mind

Published: April 2, 2008
“…. The brain has a limited capacity for self-regulation, so exerting willpower in one area often leads to backsliding in others. The good news, however, is that practice increases willpower capacity, so that in the long run, buying less now may improve our ability to achieve future goals — like losing those 10 pounds we gained when we weren’t out shopping.The brain’s store of willpower is depleted when people control their thoughts, feelings or impulses, or when they modify their behavior in pursuit of goals. Psychologist Roy Baumeister and others have found that people who successfully accomplish one task requiring self-control are less persistent on a second, seemingly unrelated task. …”

March 31, 2008

New Eating Disorder Support Group In Buffalo

Posted in Blogroll, 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 at 1:14 am by satsanga

Eating Disorder Support Group
Type:
Description:
Eating Disorder Support Group
ANAD-Anorexia Nervous and Associated Disorders
Sundays 6-7 p.m.
Beginning April 6th
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville NY, 14221
Board Room

Frequently Asked Questions:

DO I NEED TO ATTEND ON A REGULAR BASIS?
-Frequency of attendance is a matter of personal choice.

-For some, using ANAD groups at the beginning of their illness gives them some motivation, education, and information on resources in their community.

-Others use ANAD groups during active treatment or recovery as an adjunct to their therapy.

-Many will return to ANAD groups to help prevent a relapse or to share stories of inspiration.

IS THERE A COST?
-No, all ANAD services are free.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-Individuals with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders NON (Not otherwise Specified). Family members are also welcome to visit.

Contact:
Mandy Howard
Email: pahoward@buffalo.edu
Phone: 404-291-4018
or
Carly Hadjeasgari
Email: cfh5@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-208-8151

March 27, 2008

Wellness and Yoga Group Update- Can you Really Recover?

Posted in Blogroll, Eating Disorder Recovery Resources, Help for Those who Tend Toward Self-Destruction, SUNY at Buffalo Prevention and Treatment Group Updates at 2:17 pm by satsanga

Our group this Spring has worked hard to stay connected. The weather has been very Wednesday focused. But we are up and running.

We were talking about the BIG QUESTION last night, “Can you really recover?”

And the answer is yes. and next, it is not easy. .. and next you need to stay mindful and focused on being well and NOT on being sick.

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.”

I believe this. I believe that we can work toward being well one little behavior at a time. Here are a few:

1. Ride out your feelings. When a uncomfortable feeling comes…stay there and feel it. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply and let the feeling come to you. You can handle it. It is information for you. Ask yourself about the feeling, “Is this feeling about right now?” “Is this feeling about a memory?” “Is this feeling about my expectations for the future?”…Then, focus on the NOW. Feel your breath. Bring your awareness to the present. …The feeling will transform. It becomes yours and something that you can handle. Some find it helpful to write what is happening down.

2. Practice harm reduction. If you feel you might binge and you are in a place in which you really can’t breathe through it, eat a big bowl of air popcorn (a can of soup, a veggie patty). If you are restricting to manage your feelings, drink a slim-fast (better than skipping) and look forward to your next healthy meal. When you can, get back on track. These are not failures. These steps are you getting closer to the healthy path.

3. Practice one healthy thing a day. Just one. This can be a date with a friend, a peaceful walk, meditation, a yoga session, a bath, making a good meal, sharing your feelings with a safe person…Just one thing a day.

These things will get you started.

Catherine

December 18, 2007

Yoga and Wellness Group 2008

Posted in Blogroll, 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 at 3:26 pm by satsanga

Spring 2008

Wellness and Yoga Project:

A Group Approach to Treating Eating Struggles

A Treatment Group and Research Study

Advance Registration Required (see below)

Content: Each session will address the mind and body issues that can be an integral part of eating struggles. In the group, we will work on healthy ways to experience self and body and to reduce reliance on unhealthy eating behaviors. Journaling and yoga techniques will also be used throughout the program.

Instructors: The groups will be conducted by Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Melissa Goldstein, Yoga Instructor.

When: The Wellness and Yoga Project will on UB North Campus and meet for 10 sessions from 7:00-9:00 PM. Wednesdays on these dates: January 30, February 4, February 11, February 20, February 27, March 5, (Spring Break), March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, , and April 9. Following obtained consent and assent, group members will meet individually with a group leader in an initial intake session. In order to develop the program and explore its effectiveness, all members will complete surveys at the intake session, as well as following the last group session.

Where: The Room is 271 Richmond (the Aerobics Room), Ellicott Complex, North Campus. Parking in Richmond Lot (or equivalent room)

 

Cost: $120 prior to the start of group, receipts will be given for submission for insurance reimbursement. Scholarships are available. Please inquire.

Eligibility: Participants must be female and must maintain ongoing medical care.

For information related to:

Registration and Intake session, please contact Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone (645-2484 X 1073) or cpcook@buffalo.edu

Eating Disorders Research at http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/cap/satsanga/

Group schedules and updates at the weblog https://satsanga.wordpress.com/

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