These events may be of interest to individuals who have a personal or professional interest in eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and related subjects. As we are a Canadian organization, most of these events, groups, conferences, and seminars are in Canada.
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Zest for Life is NEDIC's annual fundraiser. It is held in October of every year. This year, it is on Wednesday October 16th. Visit nediczestforlife.ca for tickets and more!
NEDIC’s biennial body image and self-esteem conference is an interdisciplinary event that brings together dietitians, educators, fitness professionals, mental health clinicians, nurses, researchers, and individuals who have experienced eating disorders. Attendees come from across Canada to learn from a rich and varied lineup of speakers, sharing current research and its real-world application. #NEDIC2019 was held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto on May 9 & 10, 2019!
SUPPORT GROUPS SCHEDULED
NEW support group for individuals ages 18 and older experiencing Binge Eating Disorder - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client
For parents and loved ones - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/
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Join us for a monthly support group for parents who have children suffering from eating disorders or who have an adolescent transitioning to adult care. Each month we share information and encourage each other. Guest speakers share their knowledge and insights to equip parents with tools to successfully work with their children. The group supplies hope, inspiration and strength.
The facilitator is a mother whose child is an eating disorder survivor. She knows first hand how hard it is to provide the support and effective treatment children need to beat eating disorders. She also knows that eating disorders can be cured and she encourages and supports parents as they support their children
Each session is informal, and we encourage you to drop in or come for the whole evening. The motto is:
You’ve got THIS!
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Fortinos’ Community Room,
1579 Main St W,
Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6
Family Peer Support Worker
E-mail: phoenix.wings.ed.recovery@ gmail.com
The team at Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital) in Mississauga would like to share with you that there are limited spaces available to attend their Family Education Day being held on Saturday October 19, 2019.
The group is intended for family members of individuals suffering from bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or other specified eating disorder. The program is designed to provide information on the nature of eating disorders and to offer suggestions on how to cope more effectively with the behavioral and emotional issues that arise in family relationships. The group does not address individual family dynamics in detail, but rather, provides information in general terms
Who Can Participate?
Those eligible to participate include parents, siblings (age 16 and over), partners/spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends, relatives and, where relevant, close friends of individuals with the eating disorders. Individuals with eating disorders are not eligible to participate in this seminar. Significant others may participate regardless of whether the individual with the eating disorder is receiving treatment and regardless of that individual’s age. On occasion, a limited number of professionals may be present to observe the group for ongoing professional development.
For more information about the event and details on how to register, please enlarge the image above. Families (and professionals) can register by contacting
Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops
Join the only ONLINE support group specifically for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are struggling with disordered eating or eating disorders
Nalgona Positivity Pride is proud to host SAGE AND SPOON, a free support group that meets once a month online.
Body Peace is a first-of-its-kind virtual body image and Eating Disorders conference. Taking place October 4th-6th and hosted by Body Brave Canada and National Initiative for Eating Disorders, the Body Peace Conference seeks to create a space where individuals can receive practical training and information about eating disorders and body image. Focusing on the value of lived experience as evidence, this year’s conference will bring together survivors, caregivers, and health professionals to learn from keynotes, speakers, and panels, as well as from each other. Accredited training sessions and a certificate of completion are available for healthcare professionals!
Non-profit organizations Body Brave, National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED.ca) have teamed up to bring you Body Peace 2019! We have also partnered with the Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition to bring you some of the training sessions and workshops.
The essence of EFFT is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child’s recovery, regardless of their age, level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment themselves. The clinician’s role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways – including recovery coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair. The model also involves a module for clinicians to support caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviours.
The training model is designed to introduce newcomers to the approach and give them a working experiential knowledge of the model. Those with previous experience will have the opportunity to grow their expertise, increase and deepen their experiential practice, and further expand their skillset.
This training includes experiential components and participants will learn techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models.
Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary.
This is an excellent learning opportunity for medical professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families.
The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:
Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection
NOVEMBER 9 - 11, 2018
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
17.5 CEs/CMEs Offered
Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection. Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience.
Shame and Survival
Good and Mad: The Power of Anger
Hope for the Future: Reinventing the Way We Work With Millennials
Ron Taffel, PhD
Psychotherapy Research for the People: Can Feminism and Science Co-exist?
Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD (Moderator)
Amy Banks, MD
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD
The Barbara M. Greenspan Memorial Lecture
Embodied Journeys: Interconnected Pathways for Healing
Niva Piran, PhD, CPsych, FAED
This workshop explores the complex body journeys of girls and women, as described by the feminist developmental theory of embodiment, and validated in 171 interviews of diverse female subjects. The theory reveals paths for compassionate healing, and opens new possibilities for engagement with the world.
Social Justice and Eating Disorders: Let’s Move Forward Together
Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH & Andrea LaMarre, MSc
This workshop asks participants to reflect, authentically, on how to best create eating disorders treatment equity.
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Increasing the Potency of the Therapeutic Relationship
Whitney Graff, PsyD
This workshop describes the fundamentals of FAP, illustrates its techniques with experiential exercises and applies FAP formulae to the treatment of eating disorders.
Keeping Hope Alive: Working with Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa
Laura Weisberg, PhD
This workshop explores the experience of working with this patient population, the emotional challenges that can arise and what, in spite of all, treating clinicians may still be able to provide.
Discovering Connection in a Disconnected World
Jaime Kaplan, PsyD
This workshop illustrates how clinicians can help eating disorder clients become more authentically visible, in both the real and the digital world.
For more information or to register please visit www.renfrewconference.com or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or email@example.com.
In Kernel of Wisdom’s 2 ED group options, clients benefit from: feedback on meals and mechanical eating; support to challenge feared foods and rules; peer sharing and connection; processing and guidance from professional facilitators; skill development in areas such as emotion regulation, urge surfing, or mindful eating; and similar insights and benefits as one gains in individual counselling.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE GROUPS AT: KERNELOFWISDOM.COM/GROUPS OR TEXT OR CALL 647-880-7118.
DINNER + SUPPORT GROUP (LIVE)
Date + Time: Monday evenings, 7pm-8:30pm
Location: 235 Broadview Ave, Unit 4, TORONTO
Duration: 75 minutes
LUNCH + SUPPORT GROUP (DIGITAL WEBINARS)
Date + Time: Friday afternoons, 12pm-1:00pm
Online Webinar “Room” Software/Application: ZOOM conferencing (see www.zoom.us)
Duration: 55 minutes
All participants must be screened and approved by Joelle prior to starting. Groups will be capped at 8 participants. Enrollment will occur ongoing, as spaces become available.
An event by the WaterStone Foundation for Eating Disorders and WE Well-Being on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Reserve your spots for in-person or online attendance at:
Registration closes Tuesday October 1st, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Event: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parents who struggle with body image, disordered eating, and Eating Disorders face unique challenges that are often overlooked. These include barriers to accessing appropriate health care, a fear of child protection services and difficulty carrying out daily parenting tasks.
Gain insights from a panel of lived experience mothers looking for judgement-free mental health supports so that they can be the best caregivers that they want to be.
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor St. W.)