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Blog posts in November, 2020

Liz Shemory, MA, R-DMT at The Renfrew Center of Southern New Jersey Anchoring in the Present to Cope with Stress November 30, 2020

Coronavirus. Working and schooling from home. Social isolation. Social unrest and ongoing racism, police brutality, and trauma. And to top it off, a divisive presidential election. We're all living in a really u...

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Nikki Iwule, MS, NCC, Primary Therapist and Alumni Representative at The Renfrew Center of Orlando Give Permission for Imperfection November 23, 2020

With the holidays quickly approaching, we might all be feeling a bit under pressure. We all might have thoughts of "How do you do a socially distanced Thanksgiving?" or "What does this mean for holiday travel?" A...

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Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader of The Renfrew Center of Baltimore and Alumni Services Coordinator Giving Thanks in 2020 November 16, 2020

This year, we've most likely been focused a lot on what we've missed. We've missed trips and events we were looking forward to, we've had to postpone weddings and honeymoons, lost loved ones and missed the opport...

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Maia C., Renfrew Alum Reconnecting with Art Therapy: Artwork by Alum Maia C. November 11, 2020

In the first piece, I was remembering both the small, black and white doodles I made in residential treatment, and also how it felt like I was circling through the same patterns again and again without a clear di...

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Ashley Vicari, NCC, LPC, Professional Relations Representative for The Renfrew Center of Nashville Make a PACT With Yourself November 09, 2020

You've done it! You've gone through treatment! You are home seeing your outpatient team, living your life, and figuring out what life post-treatment looks like. Then suddenly, IT hits you. Whatever IT is – IT co...

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Debbie D., Renfrew Alum Reconnecting with Art Therapy: Artwork by Alum Debbie D. November 04, 2020

I really enjoyed the art therapy session yesterday. It reinforced how far I have come in attempting to conquer my eating disorder. I was in residential treatment at The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek, Florida in...

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EJ Dillow, Renfrew Alum Alumni Update: Affirmation through Recovery November 02, 2020

Back in March 2019, I wrote a testimonial in which I discussed how The Renfrew Center helped me develop courage and authenticity, helping me conquer my social anxiety and come into my non-binary identity. This a...

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