Treatment and Support Group Descriptions
Drop-in Treatment and Support Groups:
Psychological treatment and support sessions where patients engage in discussions and insight-oriented activities
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.
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:
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 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.