Binge Eating Group
(Meets Tuesday Nights)
This group is available to assist individuals who are struggling with reducing the frequency of compulsive overeating, emotional overeating and/or binge eating. Mindfulness, hunger/satiety cues, intuitive eating, and other skills are taught weekly during both a teaching portion and supportive meal. Participants are given time to share and support each other. The group is facilitated by a Licensed Therapist and Registered/Licensed Dietitian. Individuals in this group must be engaged in individual therapy with a provider at Water’s Edge CHC or elsewhere.
Anorexia & Bulimia Group
(Meet Wednesday Nights)
This group is for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of restricting food intake, binge eating and/or are using compensatory symptoms (laxatives, self-induced purging, diet pills, water pills, excessive/compulsive exercise). This group assists members in reducing shame and identifying triggers to the eating disorder symptoms. Participants challenge the eating disorder each week through a supportive meal and skills teaching. Participants in this group are encouraged to find their voice and speak directly rather than through the eating disorder. The group is facilitated by a Licensed Therapist and Registered/Licensed Dietitian. Individuals in this group must also be engaged in individual therapy with a provider at Water’s Edge CHC or elsewhere.
Body Image Group
(Meets weekly for 16 weeks)
This integrative group utilizes cognitive therapy, art, desensitization exercises, music, psychodrama and movement therapy to assist members in challenging negative relationships with their body. This group is helpful for females of all sizes who have been able to reduce active eating disorder symptoms. The group explores cultural, developmental and perceptual influences on body image and targets improving body related thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Adults and Adolescent groups available throughout the year on a rotating basis.
Adolescent Eating Disorder Group
(1 hour 1x weekly)
This group is designed to meet the needs of teenagers in need of a step-down from Intensive Outpatient Program or as a complement to individual therapy sessions. Peer support is an important part of recovery from an eating disorder. This group provides a chance to review and increase skills as well as time to share problems, struggles, and successes during the recovery process.