What is an Eating Disorder?
When the concern for body weight increases to an excessive extent, developing eating habits that threaten daily routine and, generally, the life of a human being.
This support group is specifically designed for individuals who struggle with eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating.
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
- People with Anorexia Nervosa have a distorted impression of their body, making them see their image as overweight, even when they are dangerously thin.
- They often adopt unpleasant habits such as not wanting to eat, alone or in the presence of others, and they may also exercise in a compulsive manner.
- They exhibit a great weight loss and when they do not receive any help, they may even lose their lives due to starvation and the lack of essential nutrients in their body.
What is Bulimia Nervosa?
- It is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviours such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or other medications; fasting; or excessive physical exercise.
- A disturbance in the perception of body shape and weight is an essential feature of Bulimia Nervosa
What is Binge Eating Disorder?
- People with Binge Eating Disorder – like those with Bulimia Nervosa – often experience episodes of eating excessive quantities of food
- The difference with Bulimia Nervosa is that people suffering from Binge Eating Disorder do not eliminate food from their bodies
Why should you join this group?
Our meetings offer an interactive, safe forum for all participants to discuss the situations that they are currently facing. Negative body image, self-esteem and self-compassion are also addressed. Therefore, the Eating Disorders Support Group brings attendees together in a recovery focused environment where they are able to ask questions, share hope and discover that recovery is possible.
What are the benefits of joining the Group?
I offer a safe and encouraging environment for individuals who need:
- Information regarding the treatment of eating disorders
- Additional support, as they begin their journey towards recovery as well as additional guidance as they face the challenges, when recovering from an eating disorder
- A forum to ask straightforward questions
Who may attend?
- Individuals presently in recovery
- Individuals currently suffering from an eating disorder