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Classes

Drop-in Treatment and Support Groups:

(Psychological treatment and support sessions where patients engage in discussions and insight-oriented activities to build skills for long-term behavior change and weight management)

EMOTIONAL AND BINGE EATING

An exploration of two of the most common eating patterns that interfere with weight management: emotional eating and binge eating. We discuss what triggers and maintains these eating patterns and provide practical, evidence-based strategies for changing them.

STRENGTHENING SELF-IMAGE

How we see ourselves affects our choices, our relationships, and our goals. The consequences of low self-esteem can be precursors for many health related problems. If you would like to improve the image you have of yourself or deepen your own sense of self, join us for this weekly drop-in group.

STRESS AND APPETITE

Stress affects each of us in different ways. This group includes discussion of stress and explores methods for coping as they relate to weight management and wellness, including education and exploration of stress-related patterns in our lives. This group also includes stress reduction exercises and activities.

THINKING STYLES AND BEHAVIOR

Explores how thoughts and feelings impact behaviors such as getting active, managing eating and snacking, and more. Addresses how the “on/off switch” that often seems to dictate our thinking and weight-related behaviors can be altered over time to support sustainable lifestyle changes.

WORKING AT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Explores the spectrum of personal changes that are often a part of attaining positive weight management. The emphasis is on sharing specific experiences and supporting each other through the ups and downs of personal and lifestyle change.

CURRENT TRENDS IN WEIGHT AND WELLNESS

This group will explore recent scientific studies as well as current issues and opinions portrayed in the popular and social media.  Topics will include, but are not limited to, activity monitoring, the food environment and industry, body acceptance, mindfulness, and food addiction.  This group will involve both discussion and skill building.

* Reserved Treatment Groups:

(These are private, ongoing sessions that require a participation agreement with the group leader and other group members)

* COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on the connection between beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Often, negative beliefs about weight impact weight-related behaviors. This group aims to engage patients in sustainable changes.

* EMOTIONAL EATING

Emotional eating is something all of us learned from the very first moments of birth – when our parents blended together the fact of eating with the wonderfulness of being comforted.  It is perfectly normal, yet stands as a very difficult problem in long-term weight management.  We work together on building a systematic approach to manage and explore emotional eating.

*WORKING WOMEN

Working women face unique challenges and obstacles when it comes to weight management. This group focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for working women struggling with weight management and work-life balance.

Classes:

(These are didactic sessions aimed at enhancing practical knowledge)

GROCERY STORE GUIDED TOURS

This personalized tour (limit – 3 people), led by our nutrition specialist, provides practical guidance on how to make food shopping, weeknight meals, and snacks quick, easy, and healthful.

 

NAVIGATING NUTRITION

This interactive nutrition class will allow patients the opportunity to learn skills to navigate their food environment. In these classes, patients will also have the chance to ask questions and learn about the latest nutrition updates and hot topics

 

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY

Small classes (1-4 people) are led by a certified yoga professional to build on body awareness. A variety of classes are offered to account for fitness level, experience, and physical limitations. These classes are about connecting mind and body in a safe, therapeutic way.

 

MOVEMENT CLASSES

Our movement classes (limit- 5 people) are led by a certified fitness instructor and corrective exercise specialist. These classes allow participants to vary their workout routine in a supportive and structured environment.