EATING DISORDER RELATED/
BODY POSITIVE GROUPS

ANAD - EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP

PRESENTER
Joey Pulley, MS, LPC

DESCRIPTION
Constantly thinking about food, weight, and body image...?
•Are you always dissatisfied with your body?
•Do you ever deny or hide your eating behavior?
•Do you compulsively exercise?
•Do you ever vomit after a meal to "control" your weight?
•Do you binge or emotionally eat?
•Are you counting calories, fat grams, preoccupied with numbers, and the size of your clothes?
•Do you have a friend or family member who needs help but you're not sure what to do?
•Are you tired of living this way and ready to learn new ways to cope with your life?

DATE/TIME/DURATION/LOCATION
Wednesday 6-7 PM, ongoing
Atlanta Center for Wellness conference room

COST/FEE
Free

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Joey Pulley, 404-242-5612, Joannempulley@gmail.com

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BODY IMAGE GROUP

PRESENTER
Ginair Goodwin McKerrow, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Show up, be seen, and live a braver life in your body! The Daring Way™ method will be translated into a series of body image group sessions that provides a safe nurturing environment for women to express themselves creatively and authentically, while learning to develop a new inner voice and move towards self-acceptance. The group is a 8-10 week creative process psychoeducational group with weekly activities that are focused around body image.  The groups will cover topics such as:-Understanding the core issues of body image-Address media and societal impact on beauty-Learn shame resilience using the The Daring Way™ method -Develop self-compassion and self-acceptance-Cultivating authenticity-Coping skills to combat negative body image thoughts/feelings Practicing mindfulness

DATE/TIME/DURATION/LOCATION
Starting January 24, 2018
Wednesday evenings 7:15- 8:45pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
To set up an interview and more infomation please contact, Ginair Goodwin McKerrow 404-983-3320 or email Ginair@GinairTherapy.com

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COOKING IN WELLNESS

Food is a shared experience among all people that involves not only an emotional connection to self and others, but also a practical knowledge of how to choose and prepare foods. In this progressive cooking group, we will turn our intent towards the practical application of nutrition therapy - from planning meals, to choosing ripe foods, to feeling comfortable and confident in the kitchen! Dates will be determined based on group consensus, forming April - December during Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market. Contact Hannah Sabella, Registered Dietitian, at 770-835-5728 or hjsabella@gmail.com for more information. 

 

FED® WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP
(FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THOSE WITH EATING DISORDERS)

PRESENTER
Ephrat Lipton, LCSW and Anne Moore, PsyD

DESCRIPTION
COME LEARN:
What is an eating disorder and what makes people prone to them? How to tell the difference between dieting/disordered eating/preoccupation with body image vs. more serious issues. How to address concerns about eating disorders with your loved one. How to more effectively communicate about the disordered behavior. What is the difference between support and enabling? What to say and do/what not to say and do when supporting someone with an eating disorder. How to set appropriate boundaries. How do I stay sane and healthy when a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? How/when to get help...next steps. How to find additional resources in the community.

WHAT IS FED?
FED (Friends and Family of those with Eating Disorders) is a support group designed to provide education, resources, and emotional support to those in relationships with people diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of anorexia, bulimia, and/or binge eating. The group is appropriate for loved ones and support people of those at any stage of an eating disorder... even if there are only early warning signs. Two seasoned clinicians and eating disorder program directors with over 20 years of experience in this specialty facilitate this FREE community support group.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Fridays at 12:30 PM

COST/FEE
FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please call before attending (and/or to ask any questions):
Ephrat L. Lipton (404) 202-0932 or Dr. Anne Moore (404) 277-7992

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NOURISH - A MONTHLY THERAPEUTIC MEAL SUPPORT GROUP FOCUSING ON MINDFUL, SELF-COMPASSIONATE & INTUITIVE EATING

PRESENTER
Hannah Sabella, MS, RD, LD & Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
What is food to you?... comforting? threatening? frustrating? boring?

Discover mindful eating – the practice of being present with your food while processing the emotional response in the presence of a supportive community. Whether in recovery from an eating disorder, working through food traumas, or improving your physical well-being, this group can help to guide your food choices and challenge automatic judgments on foods. Hannah Sabella, a Registered Dietitian, will provide education and support on choosing foods for mood stabilization and improvement, physical well-being, and dietary exposure work using mindful and intentional eating practices, in addition to therapeutic processing led by Hannah Hawkins-Esther, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In this way, we can explore how our physical and emotional selves are nourished by food.

This monthly meal group is centered on young adult recovery and wellness, and will focus on therapeutic techniques to alleviate anxiety, depression, and shame surrounding food and eating. Group members must be willing to participate in a meal, with guidance from an RD and Psychotherapist on meal appropriateness.

Benefits of Nourish at Atlanta Center for Wellness:

  • Provides a recovery community in a safe environment, with feedback and support from a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Decreases anxiety around eating fear foods, eating socially, and eating out in restaurants
  • Alleviates anxiety, depression, and shame associated with food and eating
  • Challenges disordered eating rules & rituals
  • Increases mindful eating and listening to one's body
  • Supports meal plan accountability

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Nourish dinner is held from 6-7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Conference Room at Atlanta Center for Wellness

COST/FEE
$90 for this 90 minute group includes therapeutic support and dietary guidance through Mindful Eating. Each participant must bring a well balanced meal to the group.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please contact Hannah Hawkins-Esther at (770) 595-4510 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com if you are interested in this group for specific information. Pre-registration and screening is required.

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YOGA AND BODY AWARENESS

Yoga offers an opportunity to practice balance, self-awareness and inner listening. This group will focus on appreciating and listening to the body through the practice of yoga.

Using breathing techniques and yoga poses, participants will practice paying attention to bodily sensations, noticing subtle adjustments in posture and position to explore a pose and learning to stop at a place that feels right. There will be time allotted for the group to process their experience.   This is an 8-week weekly group that runs for an hour and a half.   No yoga experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome.

A clinician who is also a registered yoga instructor facilitates the group. Please contact Hannah Hawkins-Esther LCSW RYT200   770-595-4510

YOGA & MEDITATION

PRESENTER
Hannah Hawkins-Esther RYT 200, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Yoga is more than simply exercise. It is an integrative practice that not only builds physical strength and balance but also emotional, mental, and spiritual strength and balance. This class will offer varied approaches. In some, we will bring focused attention to breath and body as we move through postures and end with a short sitting meditation. Other times yin yoga, (stretching postures which are held for a longer time) will be offered as a moving meditation. Consider this an opportunity to learn or practice, find ease and bring a pleasant end to the day.This class is designed for all levels and is both trauma and recovery informed. All are welcome.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Mondays 7:30-8:40 starting November 6th through December
All are welcome. Please bring your own mat, we do have a few available to share.

COST/FEE
10.00 cash or check only. Limit 15 participants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, 770-595-4510; hannah@hhe-therapy.com

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