Bainbridge Island Community Meal Support
Meal Support for those in treatment for an eating disorder
(Facilitated by certified nutritionist & therapist)
Meal Support gives group members an opportunity to challenge the rules and rituals that are dictated by their eating disorder in a safe and structured environment. Individuals can begin to “normalize” eating habits and portion sizes, incorporate “forbidden foods” into their meals and gradually learn to feel safe with foods they wouldn’t normally permit themselves to eat. Meal support can also help individuals dispel feelings of shame and isolation that are often associated with eating. Our goal during Meal Support meetings is to give group members the encouragement they need to reduce anxiety and fears around eating.
What you can expect:
- Education about portion sizes based on individual meal plans from treatment team.
- Accountability for disordered eating behaviors/rituals.
- Individualized feedback and support, which ensures that each member gets their needs met.
- Support and understanding from practitioners who are experts in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.
- Discussion topics to help with recovery.
- Therapeutic process time facilitated by therapist following the meal (30 minutes).
- Our practitioners must have permission to talk with your present treatment providers (i.e. therapist, dietitian, doctor, etc.).
- Members bring their own food to the meal.
- Microwave is provided for use by members.
- Plates, cups, silverware, napkins and trays are provided by practitioners, as needed.
Both facilitators are present for the length of the meal support group and participate in all aspects of the group.
Meal time is lead by Jennifer Adler, M.S., C.N. Jennifer has worked with individuals with eating disorders and body image concerns for over 10 years. To learn more about Jennifer visit: www.iedinstitute.com and www.passionatenutrition.com.
Therapeutic process time is lead by Janie Burke, LMFT. Janie has 30 years of experience in adolescent, young adult, couples and family therapy. She works with a team of physicians, dietitians and psychiatrists to offer her clients optimal care. To learn more about her practice visit: www.janieburkemft.com
New Motion Physical Therapy, 9419 Coppertop Loop NE, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
Date and Time:
- Beginning November 1st, group meets 12-1pm on Tuesdays (with the possibility of having off-site meals).
- Members can attend all or some of the meals offered during membership weeks.
- Ongoing, open group. Our meals are open to new members at any time of the month.
$275 for four weeks of access to all supported meals offered.
Interested? Need more information? Call or email:
Janie Burke: 206-713-2771, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jennifer Adler: 206-595-0376, email@example.com