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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This group is led by Riley Burns, MS, RDN, LDN. The group meets Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 and is intended to serve as a supportive, safe space for those who are in a stable place in their recovery but who still want extra accountability and structure with mealtimes. This group is for those 18+. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Exposure Meal Group:
Exposure Meal Group offers a safe and supportive space for clients to challenge themselves with different and new foods. It provides an opportunity for clients to prove to themselves that they are able to get through distressing experiences despite the presence of anxiety. The goal of Exposure Meal Group is for clients to lean into and track the thoughts and emotions that come up during a meal, allowing them to become more familiar with those thoughts and emotions and practice challenging them in the moment. The group will be held on alternating Thursdays from 5 to 6pm. Clients who have not participated in this group before will need to schedule a group orientation session with the group leader. For more information on Exposure Meal Group, please contact Lauren Francis by email at email@example.com.
Post-op Bariatric Support Group:
This group is led by Jennifer Wolf, RDN, one of our Registered Dietitians. The group is intended for those who are within the first 2 years of surgery to lend peer support, swap recipes, talk nutrition, and foster community. Group will be held in person, biweekly on Wednesdays, starting on 10/4/2024 and will run from 5:30-7pm. To get started or learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 790-9500.
Page updated: 9/6/2023