CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The road to lifelong recovery is a challenge for those with eating disorders, which makes getting started on the healing path even more of a necessity. That's why Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center will "Rejoice in Recovery" during the week of February 20-26, nationally known as NEDAwareness Week. Timberline Knolls' mission is to educate the public on eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment.
"We focus on lifelong recovery and healthy living every day at TK," said Kimberly Dennis, M.D., the medical director at Timberline Knolls. "Timberline Knolls rejoices when residents succeed – and even exceed – in meeting their recovery goals. We are looking forward to the unique and enriching programs being offered at TK during NEDAwareness Week, but we know that recovery is an ongoing process and TK will continue to spread the message of hope year-round," said Dr. Dennis.
The schedule of Timberline Knoll's events during NEDA Week include:
Monday, February 21
- TK Opening Ceremony: Signing of the Declaration of Independence from Eating Disorders
Tuesday, February 22
- Chicago Artist Katharine Keihn as guest speaker, relating the connection between body image and art
Wednesday, February 23
- Food scavenger hunt with TK Dietitians
- On-site open OA Meeting
Thursday, February 24
- Nia experience, a sensory-based spiritual and barefoot dance movement, designed to bring out a sense of health and wellness
Friday, February 25
- Timberline Knolls' own song and dance team, consisting of therapists and eating disorder specialists
Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27
- Film with a Purpose: "Beauty Mark: Body Image and the Race For Perfection"
About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or cooccurring disorder. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 and older) on a wooded 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611.
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