What We Offer
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.
A Day at Imani Recovery Solutions
07:00 – Breakfast and Medication
08:00 – Serenity Group
08:30 – Therapeutic Duties
09:00 – Community Group and Intentions Group
09.30 – Psychotherapy Group
10:30 – Snack with Programme Manager
11:00 – Back to Basics – Psycho Education Group
12:00 – Nutrition and Wellness Group
13:00 – Lunch with Programme Manager
14:00 – DBT Group
15:15 – Snack with Programme Manager and Affirmations
15:30 – Art unwind/Body Movement Slot
16:30 – Peer Check In Group
17:00 – Reflection Time
18:30 – Supper
19:00 – EDA/ABA/NA/AA Meetings
21:00 – Snack
22:00 – Medication and End of Day
When I found myself at Imani’s front door, bag in hand, I was broken and truly desperate for help. I was met with love, compassion and understanding. Reassured that life was going to get better if I was prepared to put in a little effort.David C
What to Expect from our Eating Disorder Unit
The programme at Imani is tailored for adult clients suffering with a range of eating disorders and behaviours, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, emotional eating, body dysmorphic disorder, rumination disorder, and disordered eating resulting from psychotropic medications. Many clients also have co-occurring diagnoses of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or addiction that requires simultaneous treatment.
Inpatient treatment is provided for clients who require a higher level of care. Criteria for admission to the inpatient program include: inability to control eating disorder behaviours, low weight with food refusal, and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance use or self-harm behaviours. Other factors include: poor level of motivation, resistance to treatment, impaired insight, inability to control obsessive thoughts, impulsive or oppositional behaviours, and inability to control exercise and purging behaviours, and inability to follow treatment and gain weight.
Treatment is comprehensive and individually tailored, with an emphasis on treating all aspects of the individual. The aim is to treat variables that cause and perpetuate the eating disorder. The minimum length of stay is 4 weeks and many clients choose to extend their treatment.