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We are recognised experts in the treatment of eating disorders

“NO ADDICT NEED EVER DIE FROM THIS DISEASE”

There is something incredibly powerful and special about Imani. - Phillipa R

Due to the team’s dedication and support I am now clean for two years this month. - Frank

We restore the future of those suffering from eating disorders

What we offer

Contrary to common misconceptions, eating disorders are more than a reaction to societal pressures on women to conform to a fashionable waistline. These pervasive conditions are, in fact, emotional, physical and even spiritual maladies that leave the individual feeling empty, alone and desolate in all aspects of life.

Key elements of our holistic programme include:

  • Schema Therapy based eating disorder interventions
  • Therapeutic groups
  • Individual counselling
  • Individual and group nutritional counselling and guidance
  • Step work groups
  • Focus groups
  • Eating disorder support groups
  • Family programme
  • Monitored exercise including yoga
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Life skills groups
  • Spirituality including meditation and mindfulness
  • Creative Expression
  • Volunteer Work
  • Attendance of 12 Step Fellowship Meetings
  • Relapse Prevention, discharge planning and aftercare
  • Art therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Trauma debriefing

Treatment

Treatment at Imani is tailored to individual needs, therefore the treatment of eating disorders can take 4 weeks to 6 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 understand the complex factors that have contributed to the advent of their eating disorders. These include certain personality traits, a genetic predisposition, trauma, and such environmental factors as media influence, peer pressure and family dynamics.

Melanie Harris and Julia Lovely, eating disorder experts work with each client in developing a healthy understanding of eating disorders and the behaviours that follow as well as complementary treatments with trusted professionals from our network of experts. Nutritional counselling from our registered dietician is extremely beneficial. With eating disorders the food has been used in an unhealthy and destructive fashion, with the perception of food, nutrition, serving size, hunger and satiety being distorted by months and years in the disorder.

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

A message from the director

I am extremely proud of the work we do at Imani and of my team of professionals, some of whom are in recovery themselves and all of whom are fiercely dedicated to the treatment of this life threatening illness. Without their dedication and passion Imani would never be what it is today.

My dream and goal for Imani is to keep growing and moving forward both in the way we treat eating disorders and in the amount of people we are able to assist. It is said in our fellowship that the message and goal is that “NO ADDICT NEED EVER DIE FROM THIS DISEASE” this is our ultimate aim at Imani.

No addict ever need die from this disease nor do they need to live the desperately dark life associated with this illness. WE DO RECOVER. It takes courage to change, but it is possible, and at Imani we will do everything in our power to show you how!

ALISON BLOOMBERG

Testimonials

I remember coming into Imani and being so sure that I would only be staying for two weeks. I ended up staying for four months. In that time I went from being sure I could not be helped to being sure I could be if I was open to it. I began to see what was possible. It all grows more every day, the longer I stay connected and committed. I learn more about myself and how I want to make my way in the world. And really, that all started when I came into recovery, which started when I came into Imani.

I needed help learning how to face and deal with things in my past and with life in general. I was shown a way that worked for me and helped me to do it. I felt held as I learned and unpacked. It was often painful and still is, but with the support I received - and still receive - I have been able to keep going. Often stumbling but still going forward. I feel so grateful for this journey, challenging as it is. For me it has been so worthwhile. I think about how much I have been able to gain and grow and I am almost moved to tears.

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Testimonials

How we can help

Contrary to common misconceptions, eating disorders are more than a reaction to societal pressures on women to conform to a fashionable waistline. These pervasive conditions are, in fact, emotional, physical and even spiritual maladies that leave the individual feeling empty, alone and desolate in all aspects of life.

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Our Location

Imani Treatment
38 Alexandra Road, Wynberg, South Africa
T: +27 (0) 21 761 0740
E: admin@imanitreatment.co.za