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(Kickstand Workshop) Finding Support for Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders
May 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This workshop is only open to those
18-25 years of age
For a full list of all available programming,
please visit our >> support group calendar <<
About this workshop
This 90-minute workshop offered in collaboration with Kickstand covers topics related to disordered eating & eating disorders, and will offer a supportive environment to ask questions. Topics covered will include:
- Diet culture
- Navigating social media
- Self-validation and advocating for oneself
- Accessing help in Alberta
EDSNA will also offer more information about the services the organization can provide.
Time will be devoted to open discussion and sharing, including Q&A with a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with extensive experience working with eating disorders.
Please note: this workshop is supportive in nature, and is non-clinical. This workshop is not a sub for treatment or therapy.
**TRIGGER WARNING. While every effort is made to offer this information in a safe, accessible way, some folks may still find conversations or information triggering. If you are unsure of your ability to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss alternate ways to share information and/or provide you with resources.
For more information about Kickstand and the services offered,
visit our “Other Community Support” page
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
4:30pm-6:00pm (1630-1800 MST)
Virtual, via Zoom
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for both clients and caregivers between the ages of 18-25. While the Kickstand platform can support those as young as 12 years of age, this workshop -and EDSNA- are only able to support those over 18.
About your facilitators
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Jody is a registered psychiatric nurse/mental health therapist, with 18 years of experience. She has been facilitating EDSNA support groups since 2016. Jody strives to instill hope and decrease shame for individuals experiencing eating disorders. Jody is empathetic and understanding, and attributes these qualities to her personal experience with an eating disorder. She values creating a safe and supportive environment for group participants. Jody enjoys laughter, creativity, and loves animals.
EDSNA Executive Director
Lauren joined EDSNA as a volunteer in 2017 before transitioning to a Director role in 2018. Having studied eating disorders/disordered eating in post secondary and experiencing it personally and with loved ones, Lauren cares deeply about connecting with and supporting those in this community.
Lauren is also a cook/baker, gardener, traveler, and ‘try anything once’ adventurer.