Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle

What Eating Disorder Recovery for Runners Looks Like Now

“My participants yelled that loud and clear in studies,” says Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle, associate professor of sport and exercise psychology and co-director of the Center for Performance Excellence at Western Washington University. She’s been studying collegiate and older athletes who have experienced eating disorders (EDs) since 2007. In fact, they ask her to be sure to share what they say: “Hey athletes, you can recover. Please tell athletes it is possible, even if you feel bad right now.” She points to studies showing the progress people have made after treatment, some results even matching control groups who’ve never had an ED. She’s also witnessed full recoveries in her role as a clinician.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:35am

Lacking confidence? Think positive to change

Job interview? Sales pitch? Big date? How you see the situation can affect how it goes.

Psychologists know that when you change how you perceive a challenging situation, how you present it to yourself, your performance can improve.

No need to feed yourself pep talk or lie to yourself, says Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle, psychologist and consultant at the Center for Performance Excellence at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. That doesn’t work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:28am

How to enhance your self-confidence

Job interview? Sales pitch? Big date? How you see the situation can affect how it goes. Psychologists know that when you change how you perceive a challenging situation, how you present it to yourself, your performance can improve.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:23am
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