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This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and anyone who supports 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

Creating and maintaining open communication with your loved one is so important when supporting them as they recover. This group will discuss helpful language to use (and words to avoid!), and offer a safe space to practice those open communication skills.

This session will include:

  • Positive psychology skills
  • Language the helps (and language that hinders) recovery
  • ‘Role play’ practice – how to actually use this language in a conversation
  • How to foster open communication
  • Potential triggers to avoid
  • Space for group discussion and check-in – what do you want to discuss?

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 info@EDSNA.ca for more information



Support Group Details

The date for this support group is Wednesday, April 28th, 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 info@edsna.ca .

**EDSNA strives to ensure that financial considerations are not barriers to ones ability to seek support for themselves or a loved one. Please email info@edsna.ca 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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