Defining ME® inspires our adolescent patients to go on a judgment-free journey and begin to define who they are ‒ away from the eating disorder identity. It is a way for teenagers to initiate and engage in creative ideas as they begin to develop and explore their authentic sense of self.
Our program’s unique Defining ME® focus helps teens realize an eating disorder doesn’t define who they are. This cornerstone message is at the heart of what we do and is critical to empowering teens and their families during the recovery journey.
An eating disorder mindset can be very “black and white,” full of rules, measurements, and judgments. Defining ME® helps patients broaden their experience, and realize the recovery journey is colorful, messy, and ultimately freeing. They can embrace that journey in fun, creative ways.
The Defining ME® process helps patients put what they learn from our CAMSA® treatment approach into daily, weekly, and monthly living. Developed by our multidisciplinary clinical team, the Defining ME® movement is a great way to take that first small step and begin the journey to well-being in a positive, healing way.
With each activity and each step, you or your loved one will learn to reconnect with what makes them unique as individuals – what makes them happy, what they’re passionate about, and what their life’s purpose is… and can become.
There is great strength in community, and using our #DefiningME hashtag is a great way to connect on social media with others who are on a similar journey. In helping yourself define and reconnect to what’s special and unique about yourself, you can inspire others to do the same.