An eating disorder is an illness that affects the entire family. Psychotherapist and facilitator Leanne Sawchuk specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, and self esteem issues. This workshop is designed to support and educate loved ones of people with eating disorders.
This workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to support and encourage your loved ones suffering from an eating disorder, and to help them break free from the traps that prevent recovery.
The workshop consists of 4 weekly 90 min sessions in an open and inviting setting. Various techniques will be utilized in this workshop including facilitation, discussion and questions and answers.
1. Participants learn how to support someone with an eating disorder
2. Participants sense of loneliness is reduced
3. Participants feel empowered as a caregiver
4. Participants become aware of helpful attitudes and beliefs
5. Participants gain caregiving skills
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
You should attend if you are looking for better ways to support your loved one in self transformations and recovery from their eating disorder
You should attend if you are looking to speak with a professional and other parents, caregivers, spouses, who understand your experience
You should attend if you are looking for more guidance and support on how you can cope with the anxiety and fear that may be coming up for you during this challenging time
You should attend if you feel helpless and you literally do not know what else to do
THINGS YOU WILL LEARN
The facts and myths commonly associated with an eating disorder
How to release fear and regain confidence to help your loved one fight their eating disorder
How to manage the stress that accompanies a family illness
Coping strategies and best practices when supporting loved ones with an eating disorder
What to say/not say. What to do/not do to your child or loved one with an eating disorder
How to separate an eating disorder from the person
How to improve caregiver skills including building bridges
The concepts and skill of setting healthy boundaries
Where to go when you need help
** Pre-registration is required due to limited space **
DATES & LOCATION
Date: September 12, 2015