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Groups and Workshops

Struggling with an eating disorder/disordered eating, body image, and self-esteem concerns can be isolating and confusing, especially when those around us seem to lack understanding of what we are going through. Social connection and common humanity can be powerful elements in cultivating healing from disconnection of the mind and body. Attending a group and/or workshop can provide a safe environment for sharing your internal battle and receiving support and understanding in return. Groups and workshops allow you to learn and practice skills for coping, grow in collaboration with others who share similar struggles, and develop hope for moving forward.

Upcoming Groups

EMPOWERED FOUNDATIONS

Description

There are a lot of obstacles that can get in the way of recognizing that your behaviours and thoughts regarding food and body are damaging. Even when we begin to acknowledge the pain that our eating disorder/disordered eating behaviours are causing, it can be challenging to make the changes we need to. Recovering or healing from your eating disorder/disordered eating can feel like too overwhelming of a task to take on, especially by yourself. 

Empowered Foundations is a combination of a support and skill building group for those that are looking to build up their readiness for recovery. Group will run for 4 weeks and we will discuss topics such as, emotional regulation and interpersonal communication strategies, symptom management skills, self-care, body image, and motivation building skills. There is also opportunity for group members to provide input on topics that are of interest to them. A dietician with extended training in eating disorders/disordered eating will also be joining group sessions for extra support in food related questions or concerns. 4-6 members will be allotted for this group.

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Where 

Group will be held at 6150 Valley Way Unit 114 Niagara Falls. 

When

Monday’s October 21st & 28th and November 4th & 11th from 6:30-7:30

Fees

Group membership fee is $80+ HST for the 4-week session. Payment is due in full prior to the start of group and is accepted by either cash or e-transfer.

Insurance

Psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP. Please note that health insurance and extended health care plans may fully or partially cover group session fees. Please contact your provider to verify if your plan covers my particular qualifications and services. Please note that I currently do not provide third party billing, any reimbursement to you would need to be negotiated between you and your insurance company and you will be responsible for the whole group session fee at the time of services. 

Cancellation/Attendance Policy

Attendance at each weekly session for the duration of the 4-week group is strongly encouraged. Consistent attendance to all group sessions allows for participants to build the cohesion and trust needed for group to function optimally and for each member to get the most out of the experience. If you sign up for group and find you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible to minimize waitlists. Please provide 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your group session or workshop. Please use the online scheduling system or e-mail to cancel sessions within this time frame. If you miss a group session or workshop, or do not provide 24 hours notice, you may be charged for the missed session. 

How to Register

Follow this link to register for group: https://www.liveempoweredcounselling.com/book-online

If you are not a pre-existing client, please book a phone consultation prior to registering for group. If you are unable to find a time for a consultation that works for you, please contact me so that we can work out a more convenient time/day. Please note that not everyone is suitable for group methods of therapy. If we collaboratively decide that group may not be the best fit for you, we will have a discussion about additional options.  

EMPOWERED GROWTH

Description

The path of recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating often ebbs and flows and it is normal to experience slips. As we enter new phases of life or new stressors present themselves, it can be difficult to tune into our recovery-based skills and ask for the support that we know we need. Living in an environment consumed by diet culture and a preoccupation with body weight, shape, and size, can make maintaining recovery even more exhausting. Having a space to discuss these specific challenges can allow for deeper self-reflection and self-acceptance for continued growth in your recovery process.  

Empowered Growth is a combination of a support and skill building group for those that are looking to maintain their recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating. Group will run for 4 weeks and we will discuss topics such as, life purpose and direction, identity building, body image, and self-compassion. There is also opportunity for group members to provide input on topics that are of interest to them. A dietician with extended training in eating disorders/disordered eating will also be joining group sessions for extra support in food related questions or concerns. 4-6 members will be allotted for this group.

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Where 

Group will be held at 6150 Valley Way Unit 114 Niagara Falls. 

When

Tuesday’s October 22nd & 29th and November 5th & 12th from 6:30-7:30

Fees

Group membership fee is $80+ HST for the 4-week session. Payment is due in full prior to the start of group and is accepted by either cash or e-transfer. 

Insurance

Psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP. Please note that health insurance and extended health care plans may fully or partially cover group session fees. Please contact your provider to verify if your plan covers my particular qualifications and services. Please note that I currently do not provide third party billing, any reimbursement to you would need to be negotiated between you and your insurance company and you will be responsible for the whole group session fee at the time of services. 

Cancellation/Attendance Policy

Attendance at each weekly session for the duration of the 4-week group is strongly encouraged. Consistent attendance to all group sessions allows for participants to build the cohesion and trust needed for group to function optimally and for each member to get the most out of the experience. If you sign up for group and find you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible to minimize waitlists. Please provide 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your group session or workshop. Please use the online scheduling system or e-mail to cancel sessions within this time frame. If you miss a group session or workshop, or do not provide 24 hours notice, you may be charged for the missed session. 

How to Register

Follow this link to register for group: https://www.liveempoweredcounselling.com/book-online

If you are not a pre-existing client, please book a phone consultation prior to registering for group. If you are unable to find a time for a consultation that works for you, please contact me so that we can work out a more convenient time/day. Please note that not everyone is suitable for group methods of therapy. If we collaboratively decide that group may not be the best fit for you, we will have a discussion about additional options.