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The Body Politic: Social Justice, Gender Equity and Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is pleased to present The Body Politic: Social Justice, Gender Equity and Eating Disorders, a FREE community event presented by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair (leading expert in child development and family relationships and Author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age). This talk is a part of NEDIC’s biannual conference, Body Equity: Self-Esteem in the Balance and is intended for all audience levels.

Dr. Steiner-Adair will provide a socio-cultural context to eating disorders, and discuss methods of strengthening one’s resistance to damaging societal ideals.

Where:Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street | Toronto, ON

When:Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Admission:FREE! Click on the following link to register http://tinyurl.com/bodyequity2015

Food Choices for This Season and Life

Don’t wait until the holiday feast has passed to start eating healthy and exercising regularly. Whether it’s hard to come by healthy food on a low income, or you have a cozy relationship with food, or you’re in the dark about the alternative to healthy eating, or worse, all of the above— you are the perfect candidate to make this change! The purpose of a holiday gathering, let’s be honest, is to reconnect with family and catch up. What it’s not, is an opportunity to gorge on food in attempt to cope with those pesky relatives or friends you can’t wait to see leave. Before reading a book on eating well on a budget or attending a support group about your emotional connection to food, it’s advisable that you educate yourself on the benefits of your impending transition. Be informed and be empowered. Your discipline from routinely planning healthy meals transfers to other areas of your life and you will see the difference. Maybe you will even then tackle those awkward relationships you might have with some relatives. Or maybe you will just inspire others around you to make the change to eating healthy. No matter how much genes contribute to the diseases or disorders related to food and lifestyle, we always have the power to help minimize that risk. That being said, you are encouraged to visit any one of the following:

The Toronto Public Library for free resources and materials on eating well on budget;
Walking for Health and Wellbeing group and meet others who enjoy the benefits of regular exercise;
Sheena’s Place for tackling that an unhealthy relationship with food;
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre if you suspect you may have an eating disorder;
FoodShare Toronto for cooking tips specific to people with breast cancer; and
Speak to a registered dietitian for free through EatRight Ontario and have your nutrition and healthy eating questions answered.

And contact us for organizations or community centres that offer exercise classes for all ages and fitness levels. Don’t wait for a chronic illness to develop, or an eating disorder, or continue wasting your money on empty calories. Educate yourself and be empowered because you are capable of change.

I leave you with this “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”
~Socrates~

Photo by Dshot: http://flickr.com/photos/16446645@N00/432125

Sheena’s Place – Self Image

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Self Image

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Self Image
For anyone struggling with body image, develop new strategies to improve your self-image while also exploring the thoughts, behaviours and emotions that affect your feelings about your body. Using principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), learn practical coping skills and share your challenges with others experiencing similar concerns.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Offered: January 6th – March 10th, 2015. ** This is a closed group meaning it’s seasonal and registration is closed after the second session.

Contact: Victoria Freeman 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org | www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place – Men’s Eating Disorder Support

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Men’s Eating Disorder Support

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Men’s Support Group
An open forum for men to explore their concerns related to body image, food preoccupation, struggles with weight and shape, or compulsive or excessive exercising. This is an open group meaning that these groups are seasonal -available to register/join anytime during the season they are offered. Space allowing.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Offered: January 7th – March 11th, 2015 *** Location is offsite.

Contact: David Lubert 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place – Life After an Eating Disorder

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Life After ‘ED’

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Life After ‘ED’
Explore your feelings and experiences of being recovered and what life really looks like after the eating disorder. This is an open group meaning that these groups are seasonal -available to register/join anytime during the season they are offered. Space allowing.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Offered: January 6th – March 10th, 2015

Contact: Shelly Dilawri 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place – Eating Disorders Support 40 +

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Fabulous Forties, Fifties And Forward

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Fabulous Forties, Fifties And Forward
Explore your feelings and experience of having an eating disorder with people your own age. A great opportunity for building community, breaking isolation, and sharing mid-life’s challenges such as career and family changes, hormonal issues, chronic illness, stress and social expectations. This is an open group meaning that these groups are seasonal -available to register/join anytime during the season they are offered. Space allowing.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Thursdays 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Offered: January 8th – March 12th, 2015

Contact: Ara Blumenfeld 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place – Eating Disorders Support for Friends and Family

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Eating Disorders Support for Friends and Family

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Family, Friends and Partners
Explore your experience of having a family member, partner or friend
with an eating disorder. This is an ongoing group meaning that groups are available to register/join at any time during the entire year.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. *** No group Wednesday January 7th, 2015.

Contact: Margaret Powell 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place -Breaking Through Bingeing

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Breaking Through Bingeing

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Breaking Through Bingeing
A supportive environment for those wanting to talk about the challenges of living with bingeing symptoms. Group members gain the opportunity to give and receive support in a facilitated discussion that encourages the sharing of solutions, strategies, and inspiring hope. This is an ongoing group meaning that groups are available to register/join at any time during the entire year.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Contact: Maureen Mahan 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

Sheena’s Place – Young Adult

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Young Adult (Ages 17 – 30)

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Young Adult (Ages 17 – 30)
This group provides support for young adults who are struggling with their eating and/or body image issues. There is a particular focus on issues specific to this age group, such as living independently, choosing careers, coping with academic pressures, relationship concerns, etc. This is an ongoing group meaning that groups are available to register/join at any time during the entire year.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Victoria) and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Deb)

Contact: Victoria Freeman and Deb Berlin-Romalis 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org www.sheenasplace.org

EVERYBODY HAS A BRAIN – Toronto

Group Name: EVERYBODY HAS A BRAIN – Toronto

Area(s) of Focus: Recovery, Mental Illness, Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, Meditation, Prevention, Exercise, Nutrition

Description: We focus on maintaining and improving great mental health by supporting each other in eliminating unhealthy compulsions, learning how to embrace uncertainty, and bringing healthy changes into our lives.

We recognize that everybody has a brain, so everybody has varying levels of improvable mental health. We are open to everybody, regardless of any labels or diagnoses you’ve stumbled across before. We put health first, not illness first. And in moving towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life, we are all peers that can support each other.

Checkout the EVERYBODY HAS A BRAIN YouTube channel to get an idea for our approach to dealing with mental health challenges: www.youtube.com/everybodyhasabrain

Where: Self-Help Resource Centre, 40 St. Clair Ave. East, over the Deer Park Library.

When: TBD see Meetup page for current info: www.meetup.com/EVERYBODY-HAS-A-BRAIN-Toronto/

Contact: mwfreeman@gmail.com

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