We invite you to play a role in increasing awareness of the prevalence of disordered eating in your community, and to be part of the search for solutions. We are here to support your efforts and to provide information and resources.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders offers a FREE on-line Support Group service where people can come together in a safe space to support each other and chat.
How much you want to talk is up to you! You can just listen, or you can share your thoughts and feelings as you feel comfortable. The group does not discuss weight, diet, food or behaviours, to keep the environment safe.
About the Support Groups:
- they offer an innovative vehicle for support.
- they are not location specific and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
- they are anonymous and confidential.
- physical preconceptions or comparisons are not permitted.
- they provide an additional opportunity to take the first step towards help.
- one to two trained facilitators keep the sessions supportive and safe for everyone.
Anyone living with or affected by an eating disorder is welcome. Sessions are held:
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST
Events from the Looking Glass Foundation
Something’s Gotta Give
It’s been 33 years since musician Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia put eating disorders on the radar screen of a generation. In all that time, the story remains the same. While much has been accomplished, little has changed. People are still dying, lives are still being robbed, and the disease is showing up earlier and among more people than ever before.
The Looking Glass Foundation is dedicated to continuing the work we have been doing. At the same time, we recognize that what we’re doing — what any of us could ever conceivably do on our own — isn’t enough to really get to the other side of eating disorders, to really put this disease behind us. There’s a culture and context that defines much of what we can do. The problem of eating disorders is bigger and more complex than we alone – or any organization – could ever hope to solve on its own. The barriers are too many. And while they may be budging a little here and there, they’re not giving way.
That is simply not okay. We, all of us, have to ramp up our effort.
If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, something’s gotta give … What IS it?
Something’s Gotta Give is about constructive action, compassionate resolve, and the power of humanity to achieve real change. It belongs to all the people out there who get the tragedy of this disease, the urgency of overcoming it.
Events from Kelty Mental Health Centre
Upcoming Pinwheel Education Series Events
The Pinwheel Education Series are a group of free, all inclusive education events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities for the public on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.
Visit the Women's Health Clinic to learn more.
Caregivers' Support Group
If you're caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group. Parents, partners, friends, and family members welcome.
Email Stephanie Griver (MSW, RSW) for more info & to sign up.
Eating Disorders of York Region (EDOYR) presents...
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS / CAREGIVERS / PROFESSIONALS
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Supporting Your Loved One Across The Lifespan Including Support For Mental Health With Dr. Joanne Dolhanty PhD, CPsych
DATES and TIME: Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
COST: early bird rate of $400.00 until May15th; regualar rate of $450.00 ini effect starting May16t
*An official receipt in the full amount of $400 for 14 hours of psychological services will be provided. Please check with your health insurance provider to confirm benefit coverage and reimbursement.
LOCATION: 901 Rutherford Road (in the Community Room of the Church of the Christian Community), Vaughan (West of Bathurst St)
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT): a new and innovative treatment model for the caregivers of individuals struggling with:
- Eating disorders
- Substance use, etc.
Different from many of the mainstream treatment models, EFFT is rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families across the lifespan.
EFFT is a very powerful mode of therapy - parents and caregivers are taught practical skills and techniques that can be used to support their loved one's recovery regardless of his or her age and/or motivation for change. Parents and caregivers are also supported to work through their own fears and emotional reactions that will no doubt arise throughout the challenging road toward recovery and wellness.
Visit the facilitator web site for more information: www.drjoannedolhanty.com
Student and couple rates available. Please email email@example.com to inquire.
Registration is available online at www.edoyr.com/emotion-coaching
FREE ART WORKSHOPS
ZENTANGLE® WITH SUSAN STORTINI, CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE® INSTRUCTOR AND ARTIST EDUCATOR
DATE and TIME: Tuesday, May 30th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Richmond Hill Central Library, 1 Atkison Street, Meeting Room C
For those who are new to Zentangle® and would like to learn the basics of this meditative art form. Those who'd like to continue building their skills are welcome to share the supportive and caring creativity of the class.
No previous experience required.
Registration and a referral is required, register online at www.edoyr.com/zentangle
CONVERSATIONS IN COLOUR WITH REGINE KUREK
DATE and TIME: Wednesday, May 31st, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan (Community Room of the Christian Community Church)
In this introduction to the world of colour we will explore different moods in painting that may or may not lead to form or just remain abstract and ‘mysterious.’ We will work with various media, watercolour, and pastel.
No prior art experience required, everyone welcome to explore and enjoy!
Registration and a referral is required, register online at www.edoyr.com/colour