Chrysalis offers meal support groups for both adolescents and adults. These groups provide the opportunity for participants to challenge beliefs and behaviors that prevent one from nourishing their body, enjoying food, and/or accepting or feeling comfortable in one’s body. Meal groups aim to provide safe and supportive eating opportunities that exclude a focus on calories, diet talk, exercise, weight, and appearance. Participants are encouraged to choose a wide variety of food, increase their level of trust around food, observe body cues and eat while enjoying pleasant conversation. Once the meal has concluded, a reflection of the experience will occur. Meal groups are 60 minutes and are led by a registered dietitian. These are open groups, meaning that participants may be added at any time. Frequency and duration of attendance is dependent on the recommendation of your treatment team.
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Holistic Education About Lifestyle Transformations & Habits
This 8-week program is designed to give adults the education, tools, and resources to make sustainable (and enjoyable) changes toward a more well-rounded and fulfilling lifestyle. Each group session will last 90 minutes and incorporate holistic aspects of lifestyle improvement, including physical, psychological, and social aspects of health. The group is led by Lizzie Briasco, RD, CSSD, LDN and co-facilitated by Lauren Francis, MA. This brings the perspective from both a nutrition and mental health perspective.