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“Coping with COVID-19” : 6 Week Support Group
April 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $60.00
This ONLINE multi-week support group is for ADULTS (18+) with eating disorders, disordered eating, and anyone experiencing anxiety around food, eating, and body image during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You do not need proof of diagnosis to enrol-
this group is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour
For the parents, partners, and loved ones, please refer to our Full Programming Calendar.
Because no one should have to face an eating disorder alone, this ONLINE, multi-session, professionally facilitated support group promotes self discovery in a safe space.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how all of us live our lives, and has added new challenges to our daily routines. In this support group, participants will learn helpful techniques, tips, and coping strategies that they can use to support themselves in this new landscape.
Topics covered will include:
- The principles of Intuitive Eating
- Navigating grocery store shopping
- Anxiety and guilt around meal planning and prep
- Social media literacy, and ‘ditching the diet mentality’
- Satisfaction, honouring your hunger, and making peace with food
Participants will also be encouraged to take this time develop healthier relationships with food, and reconnect with themselves.
EDSNA support groups are always:
- Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
- Intended to support to those wishing to continue on the path of recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
- Limited to a small number of participants 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 support group will meet for six (6) THURSDAYS , encompassing the following dates:
- April 16, 23, 30
- May 7, 14, 21
This is a multi-week support group. (Note: For drop-in programming, visit our full programming calendar )
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (17:30 – 19:30 MST)
Location: Online, via Go To Meeting*
Cost: $60 (payable online, using Paypal)**
Facilitator: Erin O’Flaherty, Registered Dietitian
*Detailed instructions to download and use the Go To Meeting app will be available in the confirmation email received upon registration. A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate.
**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
I specialize in helping individuals break free from eating disorders, disordered eating, and folks tired of the harmful cycle of dieting. I help individuals get in touch with their hunger cues
and body’s needs through intuitive eating, and encourage them accept their body by embracing the Health at Every Size® movement. I follow an ‘all foods fit’ approach and believe a healthy diet does not have any restrictions or limitations. My goal is to help individuals find the peace with food, and turn their difficult relationship with food into a nurturing and enjoyable experience. I strive to continuously challenge diet culture and help clients honour their hunger and break free of the toxic cycle of dieting!