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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders paint a picture of their Journey. And the public is invited to the traveling art show stopping at Chestnut Hill College later this week.

The show is called “The Art of Recovery.” The drawings and paintings were created by twenty-three young adults and women recovering from eating disorders at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia.

“Using the art is a way to really trying to express feelings that they may not yet have words for”.

The Renfrew Center’s art therapist, Sondra Rosenberg:

“So they come into art therapy and I’ll give them a certain prompt and then they sort of come up with an image based on a feeling they have or an idea that they have and then the expression of it can be really therapeutic as they begin to see what they are feeling on paper to have it externalized and then to begin to talk about it to begin to articulate some of their feelings that they were not previously able to articulate.”

The Art of Recovery will be on display at Chestnut Hill College this coming Friday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside Saint Joseph Hall.

For more information, go to http://renfrewcenter.com.

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