Eating Concerns Art Therapy Group

This group is for women who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder, and for those in active recovery. The purpose of this group is to explore issues and themes related to recovery, such as self-compassion and self-worth, interpersonal and family relationships, body image, and coping with emotional and situational triggers. Art therapy is used in order to facilitate this process. Art therapy can promote the safe expression of thoughts and feelings, and can provide an opportunity to learn more about oneself, learn new ways to cope with uncomfortable experiences and emotions, and even increase self-acceptance.

Artistic ability is not required to participate in this group! In art therapy, the focus is not on what the end product looks like. Rather, the focus is on the process of art making, what you learned about yourself through art making, what you were able to express and say in your artwork, and the other benefits of art making within a therapeutic environment. Art therapy, in conjunction with individual therapy, can be beneficial in recovery from eating concerns. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Concurrent individual therapy is required to participate in this group.

When:  Fridays, 3-4:30pm from September 14, 2018 to May 17, 2019

Where:  CAPS, 3624 Market Street, 1st Floor West

This group is now closed.