Online Support Group for Women Over 40 Experiencing an Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating – Tier 1

This ONLINE support group is for WOMEN (40+) with eating disorders, disordered eating,

and/or experiencing anxiety around food, eating, and body image.

You do not need proof of diagnosis to enroll.

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

About This Group

Because no one should have to face an eating disorder alone, this ONLINE, multi-week, professionally facilitated support group promotes self discovery in a safe space.

Why women over 40?

  • There is a need for a group specific to women over 40 years old in midlife, as the issues are different than for younger women.
  • You may have struggled with disordered eating for years and never sought counselling or treatment but have decided to now.
  • You may have been in recovery and feel it creeping back into your life.
  • You have just developed disordered eating for the first time in your life.
  • Potential triggers can include media image; physical changes during midlife; major life changes, such as divorce or kids leaving home.
  • This group will provide a safe place for women to share their struggles, concerns, and successes with other women who really understand.

Please Note:

This group 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.

EDSNA support groups 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, nonjudgmental environment.
  • Limited to a small number of participants to allow everyone to participate fully.

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

Support Group Details

This group will meet on seven (7) Wednesdays.

Dates include:

  •  January 31
  •  February 7, 14, 21, 28
  •  March 6, 13

This is a multi-week group. Registration for this series includes all seven (7) sessions.

Note: This is an intake for a group already in session– the group met once, on January 24th. Please email info@edsna.ca if you have questions.

Time:

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (18:00 – 20:00 MST)

Location:

Online via Zoom, details sent separately*

Cost:

$70 (online, via Jane)**

Facilitators:

Carol Fredrek, Registered Psychologist

Additional Information:

*A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate. Please be sure to review your confirmation email carefully, as it contains the “Guidelines for Groups” document. The Zoom link to access the online sessions will be sent via email on the day of the first group.

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

About Your Facilitator

Carol Fredrek

Registered Psychologist

Carol is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, and trauma. For over 2 decades, she has offered skilled and caring therapy.  Carol incorporates research-proven therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping). To learn more about her approach, visit this page. Be at peace with yourself.  Be at peace with food, your body, and your weight.  To learn more, visit her website at healingmatters.ca.