Why should you, as someone in recovery, attend ANAD’s 2017 Conference?
ANAD wants to truly help people in recovery believe that THEIR FUTURE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR! Because ANAD does.
YES. This year, the ANAD conference is focused on providing educational programming and experiential activities that specifically help anyone in recovery from an eating disorder. We are working hard to provide a wide range of various treatments, support opportunities and recovery tools for those in recovery so they can try out different methods and leave the conference with new coping skills to help them in recovery. We also are designing our conference this year to inspire those in recovery to stay committed to their recovery and to have the hope that they can get better.
ANAD’s conference is for the wide range of eating disorders including binge eating disorder, bulimia, orthorexia, overexercising, and anorexia. Binge eating disorder is currently the most common eating disorder today, but that does not mean that any one eating disorder will get more attention and support than the others. Eating disorders are invisible and sometimes hard to identify in one’s self. This conference is designed to help provide support for anyone in recovery from any eating disorder, and to help them figure out which treatments, support, and methodologies work best for them in their recovery.
Absolutely! We will have an area called the Self-Healing Room (sponsored by ANAD Treatment Center Partner and Conference Sponsor, Yellowbrick) for you to learn how yoga can help you during your recovery, relax, meditate and get away from it all. We understand that this may be an overwhelming experience for you and that you may need space to reflect. We encourage you to use this space as often as needed, but please note that this space will not be used for socializing, etc. This quiet space will also have a section for all faiths to take a break from the conference in order to pray or have a moment of silence as well.
Business casual is what we recommend to our profeessionals, but really, dress however you are most comfortable. If you would like to attend the morning yoga sessions, bring clothing that will enable you to move. Also be sure to pack layers as facilities tend to be kept at a cooler temperature.