EXPERIENTIAL GROUPS

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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MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION

PRESENTER
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW and Amy Stern, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Mindful Self-Compassion provides a powerful tool to reduce stress, self-judgment and criticism. We can often get lost in our thoughts and feelings of frustration, failure, and disappointment in life and lose connection to our own strengths and positive qualities. Mindful Self-Compassion is an evidenced-based program that teaches core principles and practices to enable participants to take a more supportive stance with themselves during difficult moments in their lives.
A growing body of research indicates regularly using these skills has been associated with less anxiety and depression, and greater ability to maintain healthy habits and relationships.

This 8-week course includes: short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussions and home practices. MSC participants are asked to practice at home for up to 30 minutes per day during the course.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Monday Evenings 6:15pm - 8:45pm
Aug. 20th - Oct. 15th (no class Monday 9/3) plus 1/2 day retreat Sunday 9/30 9a-1p

COST/FEE
$525 (a limited number of scholarships are available)

VISIT
hhe-therapy.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Hannah Hawkins-Esther LCSW at 770-595-7465 or hannah@hhe-therapy.com or amysternwh@yahoo.com

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NOURISH - A mindful, intuitive, nutrition rich eating experience coming in 2018.

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

ONGOING EXPERIENTIAL AND PSYCHODRAMA GROUP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews

DESCRIPTION
Psychodrama and Experiential Processes are specifically designed to get you out of your head and into your body, allowing you to explore the subconscious roots of the issues and early childhood decisions that hold you back in life. Whether you participate in your or other's psychodramas, or even just observe the work of others, you will gain insight, clarity and the tools to help you move through your blocks to a happier, more fulfilling life.

This popular ongoing therapy group is filled with two hours of experiential group work, psychodramas and relevant teachings on topics such as codependency, communication skills, empowerment, manifestation techniques , and emotional management. It is a very safe and supportive environment for you to find the acceptance and support you need to be able to work through trauma and life issues in a fun, interesting way.

A six-month commitment is required. Group is currently forming and is scheduled to begin January 9, 2018.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting January 9, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm

COST/FEE
$150 a month, paid by the first meeting each month to hold your space in the group.
10% discount for payments paid in full for six months. Must be paid by January 9, 2018.

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

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SELF-HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews and Pat Stogner

DESCRIPTION
A very popular program designed to teach anyone how to enter, deepen and utilize the trance state to make changes in their life. This one-day workshop is chocked full of techniques to help with relaxation, behavior change, pain management and stress reduction by learning how to identify cues, create effective suggestions, and work through emotional blocks that prevent us from moving forward. CEUs will be available.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
March 17, 2018 from 10:00—5:00

COST/FEE
$150 ($25 additional for CEUs)

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

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 5:00-6:00 starting April 2nd, 2018
All are welcome. Please bring your own mat, if you don’t have one we do have a few available.

COST/FEE
15.00 cash or check only
Sign up is encouraged: text: 770-595-4510 or email: Hannah@hhe-therapy.com

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

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