Support Group for Eating Disorders - Trauma Skills - Part 2
Calgary Silver Linings Foundation operates a support group for those struggling with eating disorders.
This 8-week support group for individuals (18 years and above) will primarily focus on psycho-education and group process to further develop skills learned in Trauma and Recovery - Part 1. Please note that new members are welcome to attend this group without having attended the previous group.
Trauma refers to any experience that creates stress that is greater than a person's system can cope with, at that given moment. The experience of trauma is, therefore, subjective. What is traumatic to one person may not be to another. Psychological trauma also has a physiological response.
How can I tell if there has been trauma in my life? Some of the symptoms that tell us about the presence of trauma in our lives include:
- substance dependence and abuse,
- personality disorders (especially borderline personality disorder),
- anxiety (including post traumatic stress disorder),
- dissociative disorders, and
- eating disorders, to name a few.
The good news is that we do not have to live with the experience of trauma all our lives. With help, we can learn to recognize our triggers and cope effectively with our lives.
This group will help participants to:
- explore how trauma impacts emotions and relationships
- how it can also affect eating disorder behaviours
- gain a deeper understanding of the role of emotions in the recovery process, and
- discuss coping skills and how to use them in a way that makes a difference.
This group does not differentiate between the different types of eating disorders because it is not our goal to discuss particular eating disorder behaviours. The group supports the struggle that individuals go through and focuses on underlying emotional issues that are common to all eating disorders.
This support group is not therapy and is not substitute for treatment.
Registration is now open.
Jenn Corbiell, MSW
Mondays Sept 17 to Nov 12. (Please note that there will not be a session on Thanksgiving)
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Living Spirit United Church - 629 49th Ave SW, T2S 1G6
$100 / participant
Participants must be 18 years old or older
There is a minimal registration fee of $100. Fees cover a portion of the cost of the group to the foundation (therapist, space rental, etc.) and is meant to make the offering of our programs sustainable over time
Cancellation 15 days prior to the start of the group is eligible for a full refund. Within 15 days of the start of the group, we do not offer a refund for cancelling.
Once the group is full, email us at email@example.com to be placed on the waitlist. If we have enough registrants for another group, we will contact you by email to register.