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Family-Owned, Patient-Focused: The Renfrew Center Difference


Embodied Exercise Practices

The Renfrew Center views embodied exercise practices as one part of overall wellness and recovery from an eating disorder. We understand that everyone has a unique individualized relationship to exercise and movement, and we encourage the exploration of it in one’s life.

Our philosophy supports exploring joyful exercise practices that are life-enhancing, which means moving one’s body in a way that feels good and without the motivation to change one’s size, shape or weight. Using principles of The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®, we seek to increase cognitive flexibility and explore intention around movement.

Therapeutic Group Themes

  • Defining and Exploring Physical Activity
  • Reflecting on Physical Activity Motivation
  • Connecting Between Intention and Action
  • Exploring Values with Physical Activity
  • Exploring Side Effects and Benefits of Physical Activity

Sensing the Self • Supporting the Self • Strengthening the Self

Renfrew’s approach to exercise programming is standardized across all sites and levels of care.

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