Experiential therapy for exercise eating disorder treatment through the lens of art To begin exploring this idea of exercise and movement in eating disorder treatment, I need to give you some back story.  Several years ago I had an idea. I was working at a shelter in downtown Seattle at the time with a group…

Not long ago in Opal’s Re-Thinking Exercise & Sport group, I asked the clients to spend some time reflecting about what “Joyful Movement” means to them. After a brief time of silent writing, clients were invited to share with the group their thoughts. Here is one client’s response to the prompt that left me and…

Re-Thinking Exercise & Sport As a former athlete at University of Washington, I was daily influenced by the onslaught of cultural diet and performance messages. I looked up to the senior athletes and quickly followed their “rules” of eating and training in hopes of success and improvement of my times on the track. With the…

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