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Find hope. 888-364-5977

May 28, 2013

Minneapolis-St. Paul Summer Groups Start Soon

The Minneapolis-St. Paul summer group catalog is out and includes descriptions of all of our ongoing outpatient groups and a number of new groups being offered during summer quarter.

For clients who participate in intensive programs at our St. Louis Park office, this season also brings a pilot program that let’s you choose various groups to attend during your program day.  To get involved with any group, please speak with your individual therapist.  They can help you determine the group(s) that will be fit your needs and help get you signed up.

Some of the new outpatient therapy groups that are being offered include:

Yoga & Body Image for COE/BED

In this group clients experience their bodies in how it feels and what it can do for you versus how it looks.
We connect mind and body, learn mindfulness skills to take on and off the yoga mat, and work toward a more accepting relationship with body self. This group shares with clients the opportunity to release muscle memories and have a safe place to process them. No experience is necessary. You may join a group even if you are unable to attend the group intake. Choose the group that works with your schedule:

St. Paul
Group Intake: May 28, 5:30‐6:30 pm
When: Tuesdays, 5:30‐7:00 pm
10 weeks starting June 4th

St. Louis Park
Group Intake: June 8, 9:30‐10:30 am
When: Saturdays, 9:30‐11:00am
5 weeks starting June 15th

Clients unable to make the intake this week can contact Edie and schedule an individual intake.

Yoga & Body Image: Level 2

This group is for clients who are in the mid to later stages of their recovery journey, who have been actively working on body image, and/or who have been in YBI for a significant amount of time and are ready for “the next level.” The group will utilize a combination of yoga postures (asana) and verbal processing in order to emphasize how one’s body feels, to explore the relationship to one’s body, and to understand personal and societal messages sent/received about one’s body. This practice will provide opportunities to improve body image, awareness, and acceptance both on and off the yoga mat. Participation in YBI level one is recommended, but not required.

St. Louis Park
Group Intake: May 29, 1:30‐2:15 pm
When: Wednesdays, 1:30‐3:00 pm
11 weeks starting June 5

Clients unable to make the intake this week can contact Edie and schedule an individual intake.

Intro to Therapy

This is a 4 week group designed for clients who are new to The Emily Program. It will be led by a therapist and a dietician. This group is considered an “orientation” for new clients. Staff will introduce clients to basic treatment terminology and the “language” of The Emily Program. Clients will learn about TEP’s approach to treatment in terms of both therapy and nutrition. They will be introduced to meal plans and the exchange system and psychoeducation about eating disorders. In addition, they will learn about levels of care and groups offered at each site. Clients will also have the opportunity to process and gain support from others’ who share their experience of being new to treatment. Choose the group that works with your schedule:

St. Louis Park
Tuesdays, 1:00‐2:00 pm
Tuesdays, 6:30‐7:30 pm
Wednesdays, 12:00‐1:00 pm

The Emily Program also offers year-round free groups to Family & Friends:

Family and Friends Support Group

Open to the public. These evening groups meet every other week in St. Paul and St. Louis Park. They offer support to the friends, family, and loved ones of individuals struggling with an eating disorder. These groups are intended for support people only, as the groups are a space to learn more about eating disorders and how to effectively support theirloved ones and themselves throughout the course of treatment. No need to register, just show up to the group that works with your schedule:

St. Paul
When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:45‐7:15 pm
Next sessions: 6/5, 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 8/7, 8/21

St. Louis Park
When: 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 5:45‐7:15 pm
Next sessions: 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14, 8/28

Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery

This monthly session is free and open to friends, family, and support people who want to gain a basic understanding of eating disorders, treatment, and recovery. Before you can help your loved one you’ll need to build a foundation
of knowledge about eating disorders, the impact they have on families, and the language you’ll need to effectively communicate throughout the recovery process. Our knowledgeable staff provide answers to common questions and concerns of families and friends “new” to eating disorders, and you’ll leave with valuable resources. No need to register; just drop in.

St. Paul
When: 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00‐8:30 pm
Next sessions: 6/10, 7/8, 8/12

Click here to take a look at all our free support groups for family and friends.

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