NAC Hosts Dana Falsetti & Rachel Millner, Psy.D. to Spread Message of Body Acceptance

Dana Falsetti, international yoga teacher and writer, will share her story about working towards recovery from disordered eating and depression by practicing yoga and self-acceptance, as well as putting an end to dieting, on Sept. 14, 2017, at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), from 6-8 p.m. Falsetti, the NAC, and participating treatment centers Sierra Tucson and Timberline Knolls, are sending a positive message to the community: People of all sizes can be healthy. Dieting and over-exercising are no longer considered a message of health; in fact, they can lead to disordered eating.

“We want everyone to feel welcome to come here and move their bodies in a way that’s best for them,” said Kristen Golden, Director of Wellness, NAC. “For years, the fitness industry has been promoting a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. Everyone should feel welcome and comfortable to use a fitness facility. It’s not about weight and size; it’s about finding movement that’s right for your body.”

Sierra Tucson and Timberline Knolls are proud to be working with the NAC and Dana Falsetti to bring body positivity to the forefront. According to Scott Frazier, MSC, manager of Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Services, individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating patterns must “develop a new pathway of love and acceptance, which increases the more they focus on what they like about their bodies.” In addition, Timberline Knolls treats adolescent girls and women with complex medical, emotional and mental struggles due to years of dieting, over-exercising and a poor relationship with food and their bodies.

Dana is an advocate for women who want to find the confidence to live life more fully. Originally known for her strength in yoga, Dana now uses her platform to inspire critical thinking, self-awareness, and confidence across multiple media, including her podcast, public speaking engagements, writing, and brand partnerships — in addition to her international yoga workshops. She has been featured in print and online publications including but not limited to: Seventeen, People, Shape, Upworthy, Mantra, NY Mag, and many more. She was the 2017 Shorty Award winner (recognizing excellence in social media) in the Health and Wellness category, and has been mentioned on numerous lists of “most inspiring.” She aims to inspire others by being herself, constantly progressing towards her own truths.

The focus of the event will be Falsetti’s story of hope, while local psychologist Rachel Millner, Psy.D., will offer practical advice for individuals who are stuck in the diet and over-exercise cycle. Both treatment centers and the NAC will be on hand to help provide resources.

Dr. Millner is a licensed psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treating children and adolescents with eating disorders and sees adults in her private practice in Yardley, PA. Dr. Millner works with adults who are struggling with all forms of eating disorders as well as those trying to break free from diet culture. Dr. Millner works from a Health at Every Size(R) and weight inclusive perspective and provides weight neutral care. Additionally, Dr. Millner is a certified body trust(R) provider through the Be Nourished Training Institute in Portland, OR. Dr. Millner has over ten years of experience in the field and believes that full recovery is possible.

For more than 33 years, Sierra Tucson’s longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care has resulted in recovery for those struggling with substance use disorder, disordered eating, trauma-related issues, chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Internationally renowned for its innovative approach to behavioral and mental health treatment, Sierra Tucson was the recipient of the 2016 Organizational Achievement Award by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment methods.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Visit the NAC at 120 Pheasant Run in Newtown, PA 18940.



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