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Eating Disorder Group

 
 

Hope and Healing: Learning to Make Peace With Food

This group is for students struggling with eating or body image concerns, not specifically for those with diagnosed eating disorders. 

Eating healthy and maintaining positive views of our internal and external selves are crucial aspects of both physical and mental health. This group is designed for anyone who struggles with eating or body image to learn ways of improving our relationship to our own bodies and discuss these aspects of our lives in a supportive and educative environment.

Potential benefits of participating in the group include:

- Connecting with and supporting other students who struggle with similar issues

- Learning how to develop a healthy image of yourself, both inside and out

- Gaining insight into the function of unhealthy eating patterns

- Developing new patterns of relating to food and other people

This group with be facilitated by Stephanie Mather, M.A., RMHCI, and Dr. Amanda Lawson-Ross, Ph.D.  This group will be a mixture of interpersonal process and education around healthy and unhealthy patterns.  The group will meet on Fridays drom 1:00 - 2:30pm during the fall semester, starting mid-September.