BODY LIBERATION FOCUSED SUPPORT GROUPS
These past months, in the wake of the pandemic, many have found themselves struggling and/or regressing in behaviors or thought patterns related to compulsive over/under eating, restricting, weight obsession, body hatred and food anxiety. Coupled with quarantine and the pervasive cultural myths about "obesity", health, and weight, this time can be a minefield for us all.
These groups provides an opportunity to discuss and support one another within these complicated and varied issues, with an emphasis on Body Justice and Fat Liberation, to illuminate the truth and move past societal/cultural messaging in an effort to liberate each individual participant.
These groups provide:
A safe space to explore societal impacts on group members’ relationship with their bodies, self image and health.
A safe space to share individual and collective experience of living in this society; including workplace, dating, family of origin, social media, health systems, etc.
A safe space to authentically connect with others around experiences, thoughts, and feelings of living in a thin obsessed, fat phobic culture.
Resources and information to learn more about the concepts of Body Justice, Fat Liberation, Health At Every Size, etc.
Group 1: sessions take place each Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:45p; this group is now open to new members who currently live in large and/or marginalized bodies, struggle with being a victim of weight bias, or identify as fat.
Group 2: sessions will take place each Thursday from 6 - 7:15p; this group is now open to members of all body shapes and identities.
Sessions are virtual (on Zoom) for now to protect the health of all participants; meeting in person at some point in the future will be discussed.
Cost is $100 per session. Participants will be charged weekly and will receive receipts to submit to insurance companies for reimbursement.