Mary Anne Radmacher
Testimonials about Westwind Eating Disorder Recovery Centre
Below is a sample of recent feedback from a few of our clients.
Everyone at Westwind has been absolutely amazing. The care, understanding and support has been incredibly helpful and has allowed for me to start breaking away from the rigidities of past treatment programs.
I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the program. The staff are dedicated, passionate and hard working. At the end of my stay, this was my home. Westwind is a safe, warm welcoming environment.
I enjoyed all the groups. Very knowledgeable professionals. I recommend this program for anyone suffering with an eating disorder. The staff tell us that Westwind isn’t a magical place, that recovery is possible and happens because of the hard work and willingness but I will always beg to differ. Westwind is magical. Westwind makes life without ED possible.
The Westwind program and staff created such a standout residential
experience. It doesn't compare to any of my previous options I pursued in
my 8 year battle with an eating disorder.
It's incredible how such an individualized, real-life approach can enable you to see the light in your recovery. Here, it's about finding yourself, not just addressing the behaviours. The counsellors work with you in a very personalized manner, while still maintaining structure and accountability. I am forever grateful for the residential program, and continued online support options. I am now a believer that there can be a life without ED. Recovery is not an overnight fix. I wish every person struggling with an eating disorder could experience what Westwind has to offer, even if it was just for one day.
The staff doesn't only encourage us to be open to change, there are also noticeable efforts on their part that demonstrate positive program changes. It is amazing no matter where you are in the world, Westwind can help you.
I don't know if you remember me or not but I remember you because you helped me a lot. I was at westwind back in the end of 2003. I have OCD and was binge eating at the time. Anyways just wanted to let you know that I am doing quite well. You truly made a difference in my life. I just wanted you to know you are appreciated! I really faced my OCD for the first time while there and felt you played a huge role in that!
I am a previous client of Westwind Eating Disorder Recovery Center, and my life has changed for the better in every aspect within the past year. Thinking back to where I was a year ago to now, I almost cannot believe I am the same person, and I truly believe that my stay at Westwind, and a ton of hard personal work is to thank. Though I am not saying that its an easy road, it is a battle every day, but Westwind gave me the tools I need to stay strong on my path of recovery, and the knowledge and confidence to utilize in a time of need. The counsellors at Westwind are amazing. They always made me feel like all of my comments, thoughts and fears were important and valid. No matter what I told them, I never felt I was being judged, embarrassed or unsafe telling any of the counsellors my deepest, darkest secrets. I was able to completely trust each one of them.
I have been recovered for almost a year now, and still maintain a close relationship with the counsellors, and I know that if I ever need them, they are just an email away, and always willing to support me. I continue to not feel like a patient, but a normal person in their eyes. Westwind counsellors really make you feel cared for, even after you have left the program, and it is such a reassuring feeling to know that no matter what, I am never alone.
For the first time in my life, I feel strength, confidence, and enormous pride in myself and my recovery, and have a new outlook on life. I will always be grateful for Westwind, all of the counsellors, the dietitian, and the other clients. I would, and will always recommend Westwind to anybody ready to put in the work for recovery, it truly is worth it, and I couldn't think of a better place to go.
I just want you to know that I have been 100% free of anorexia and bulimia for these past 8 years, and no doubt, will be free from them for the rest of my life. I entered your centre as a self-loathing girl, sure of her ugliness and stupidity, a girl who believed her value to be little more than a piece of trash, thrown away by God. And today, I thank God that he never threw me away, but used the centre to show me that he had a whole life waiting for me, a life without self-hatred and self-destruction. A life with promise and hope.
I wanted to thank you so much for all your support, help and expertise while I have been at Westwind. I could never have imagined I would change or learn so much. I am so, so grateful to all of you. I can't believe how much I've learned about eating disorder behaviour, myself and how much hope I have now. I had no idea how to recover, what perpetuated the eating disorder or what to do to help myself. I have learned so much and gained so much insight. I can't tell you how grateful I am to you. I thought my life was over until I came here. I really cannot thank you enough or express how unbelievably grateful I am to you. I couldn't just 'wish' it away but I do believe in my heart that now, I am on the path I always wanted to be on. ED free. THANK YOU!