The Programme

Treatment Programme

Imani offers a full continuum of care to facilitate the recovery process. While eating disordered behaviours differ, the underlying feelings of desperation, powerlessness and suffering are universal.

At Imani we deal with the client’s destructive behaviours surrounding their illness first and then guide them in processing the reasons for this behaviour. We work through a therapeutic community where individuals are part of a group with similar struggles. Through mutual support and shared experience, a healing atmosphere permeates the facility even outside structured therapy sessions.

Listed is information which we hope you will find useful and informative when utilising the services of Imani Recovery Services.

Aims of the Eating Disorder Treatment Programme

  • To provide each client with an individualised treatment plan that deals with their eating.
  • To ensure each client’s safety and restoration of physical, mental and emotional health.
  • To encourage family restoration by providing explanations to help understand the disease, and by offering family therapy.
  • To support each family member who is part of our client’s recovery process

View the therapies used in our holistic eating disorder treatment programme

Treatment

Because treatment at Imani is tailored to individual needs, it can take anywhere from 4 weeks to months depending on what is required. We aim to restore our clients to a place of self-acceptance and self-worth where he or she can pursue a rich and rewarding life, free of fear or despair.

Our skilled treatment team helps individuals suffering from eating disorders to understand the complex factors that have contributed to the advent and development of their illness. These include certain personality traits, a genetic predisposition, trauma, and environmental factors such as media influence, peer pressure and family dynamics.

Our team of eating disorder experts, including doctors, therapists and complementary practitioners, work with each client to develop a healthy understanding of eating disorders and the behaviours that follow. Nutritional counselling from our registered dietician is extremely beneficial, because with eating disorders food is used in an unhealthy and destructive fashion. The perception of food, nutrition, serving size, hunger and satiety, distorted by months and years in the disorder, must be restored.

The support and information, combined with the containment and tools to deal more effectively with stress, feelings and relationships, empower our clients to take steps toward health and healing.

To engage, embrace and enjoy life are the three gifts of recovery which we wish to impart to each client who enters Imani.