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Body Image Flexibility

By Alexandra RevelesDoctoral Clinical Assistant (Body A-C-C-E-P-T-A-N-C-E is possible) In my previous blog post I shared with you a little bit about the body image work that we do here at Avalon Hills. I’m excited to share some ...

A Time to Learn and Reflect

Mike HindsTherapist Twice a year Avalon Hills invites parents and partners of our adult patients to spend a week with their loved ones at our Family Week event held on the campus of Utah State University. While it takes commitment ...

A Heart for Advocacy

Loreen ThompsonFinancial Coordinator I have been working in the mental health industry for the past 30 years and have worn many hats from an office manager at a thriving outpatient clinic, to admissions, to billing manager, and for ...

Staying the Course in Choppy Seas

Benita QuakenbushOwner / Founder / CEO Eating disorders are a complicated, painful and potentially life threatening. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. (Crow, et al, 2009). One of the ...

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Jen Tolman Ph.DDirector of Specialty Services Dr. Steven Hayes, the founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT--a values-guided approach to thinking about oneself and how we relate to the world) suggests the reason people ...

Body Image: The Messages We Receive

By Alexandra RevelesDoctoral Clinical Assistant What is body image? Are you happy with your body image? What influenced the development of your body image? These are an example of some of the questions posed to ...

Interpersonal Neurobiology: The 4 S’s

Lesle DickeyAssistant Director of Programming At Avalon Hills we provide nursing staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our nurses work as a cohesive team, which enables us to be fully present for the needs of our ...

Make peace not war…

By Rachel RoodLead Dietician A common response I often hear when people find out that I’m a dietitian is: “you must eat so healthy! And I feel like I do, but probably not in the way that they are thinking. I love fresh fruit, a ...