Friday, October 1, 2010

Tele-Class for Parents of a child with an Eating Disorder

Thursday, November 4 through December 16, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

We Understand – We've Been There – We Want To Hear You

...Eating Disorders Tele-Classes

√ Are you feeling alone in how to cope with an eating disorder in someone you care about?

√ Do you want a safe anonymous place to learn more about eating disorders with others?

√ Would knowing what to say and do empower you to better someone in recovery?

Hope Network and Pivotal Crossings have partnered to host the following Educational Tele-classes dealing with one of life's most challenging experiences -- being a family member of an individual with an eating disorder.

Learn from the experts and peers who have experience in moving forward with their lives in the face of this mental illness.

Week One -- Topics for this first session will focus on eating disorders vs. disordered eating; practical tools for staying in balance and how to deal with our emotions.

Week Two -- Learn to separate your loved one from the eating disorder; maintaining boundaries, asking for help, styles of transition and how we handle adjustments.

Week Three -- We will address the number one myth that parents/family cause eating disorders; embracing family conflict; and readjusting to a new world of family dynamics.

Week Four -- We are all lost with what to say/not say - what to do/not do, how to build bridges and make transitions work and learn to forgive ourselves and others.

Week Five -- This session will concentrate on hidden losses - loss of dreams; riding the rollercoaster of emotions and exceptional books and resources.

Week Six --The focus of this last session will include types of treatment; using your strengths for positive change and honoring your gifts.

Presenters -- Becky Henry Speaker and Eating Disorders Family Coach. She is the author of Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders. Rita Goldhammer is a leadership coach, author, and facilitator who encourages others to embrace major life transitions and losses. Her most recent book, Enrich Your Caregiving Journey, is dedicated to one of the most stressful transitions: caregiving.

Pricing -- Tele-class Registration is $70 per person for this six-week PILOT series ($150 value – less than half for this premiere). The six-weekly sessions are designed to be taken in order. Sessions will be recorded and available if you miss a session. Register for the Series -- Register online by at or call 952-451-5663 or 763-784-4841 for assistance and questions.

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