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This online drop-in group is ONLY OPEN TO partners, friends, and siblings (over the age of 18) who support an individual with an eating disorder/disordered eating.

For groups for people with eating disorders, as well as other groups for caregivers,
please refer to our full programming calendar.

About this support group session

When your partner or siblings has an eating disorder, it can feel a little different than when your loved one is your child. Learning how to support someone without stepping into the parent role can be tricky, and can come with its own challenges. This group is here to offer support for When The Need Is Different.

This session will include:

  • How to reconnect with -and set new- healthy boundaries
  • Discuss language skills and other aspects of communication to help you and your loved one
  • Validate tough emotions- it’s ok to feel angry/sad/scared or other complex feelings
  • Offer self-care tips and strategies

**PLEASE NOTE: minimum 4 participants needed to run this session**

EDSNA support groups are always:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support to those wishing to support someone through their path to recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
  • Focused on fostering a sense of empowerment and hope
  • Focused on promoting self-discovery in a safe space
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

Questions about this group? Email for more information

Support Group Details

The date for this support group is Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30pm MST (18:30 – 20:30 MST)

Location: Online, via Zoom*

Cost for this session: $10 **

Facilitator: Karen Wadson, R.Psych

*You will receive the link to attend the Zoom meeting an hour before the meeting is set to start.  A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate. If you do not receive a confirmation email within one (1) business day of registering, please email .

**EDSNA strives to ensure that financial considerations are not barriers to ones ability to seek support for themselves or a loved one. Please email if pricing of this group is a concern, as we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

About your facilitator:

Karen Wadson, R.Psych

Karen is a registered psychologist in Calgary with over 10 years of counselling experience. She practices from a client centered approach, which views the client as the expert on their own life, and she draws interventions from psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapies to assist clients in making the changes they would like to have in their lives. Her particular area of specialization is in the area of disordered eating and body image. She holds advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders through the International Association of Eating Disorder Prevention (IAEDP).




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