Online Workshop: Preparing for the Holidays

This ONLINE workshop is for anyone (18+) experiencing an eating disorder, disordered eating, and/or experiencing anxiety around food, eating, and body image.

**You do not need proof of diagnosis to enrol.

**This workshop is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour.

About This Workshop

Because no one should have to face an eating disorder alone, this ONLINE workshop is professionally facilitated and promotes self discovery in a safe space.

Join Registered Psychologist Katie Poirier and Registered Dietitian Kalin Herbach for an interactive presentation and facilitated discussion about the challenges that come with “Preparing for the Holidays”.

With the holidays around the corner, it can be an extremely difficult time of year for people experiencing an eating disorder or disordered eating. In this workshop we will discuss:


  • Support in navigating our relationship with food and body.
  • Explore the challenges that come up specifically at this time of year.
  • Discuss ways of creating more ease in navigating the holidays.

EDSNA support groups & workshops are always:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support those wishing to continue on the path of recovery in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
  • Limited to a small number of participants to allow everyone to participate fully.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is intended as support, and is not a substitute for treatment. We encourage you to speak with your Physician about treatment options specific to your circumstances. 

Workshop Details:

Individuals interested in participating DO NOT require proof of diagnosis. This workshop is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour.


  • Wednesday, December 6th


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (18:00 – 20:00 MST)


Online via Zoom, details sent separately*


$10 (online, via Jane)**


Katie Poirier, R. Psych & Kalin Herbach, RD

Additional Information:

*A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate. The link to access the online session will be sent via email from “Zoom” on the afternoon of the day the workshop is scheduled.

**EDSNA does not want financial barriers to stop a participant from attending a support group or workshop. Please email to discuss your circumstances, as we may be able to reduce your fees, or waive them entirely.

About Your Facilitators

Katie Poirier

Registered Psychologist

Katie is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and has been working in the field for over 10 years. In this role, she believes her priority is to hold what is well in her clients and help them find what they want to flourish. Her particular passions and areas of specialty are in the realm of eating disorders, sexual assault/abuse, and trauma. Katie believes in helping clients grow and flourish through a client-centered framework that emphasizes equality and empowerment. She brings compassion and humour to therapy and strives to create an open and collaborative space for all to be heard. Outside of her client work, Katie values spending time with her partner & three kiddos (twins plus one!), as well as leaning into her creative outlets. Although Katie calls Alberta home, her roots are in New Brunswick and she wears that proudly! Click here to learn more about Katie’s approach.

Kalin Herbach

Registered Dietitian

Kalin is a weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian and co-founder of “The Nourish Collective”. She specializes in eating disorder recovery, and also helps folks heal from disordered eating. She is deeply passionate about helping individuals replace judgement and punishment with compassion and curiosity. Kalin feels so grateful that she is able to do this work, and form meaningful relationships with her clients.