We provide support for family members (parents, caregivers, siblings, spouses etc) because we know that eating disorders impact the entire family unit.
Parents, caregivers, and siblings are often confused by the eating disorder and the actions or attitudes their loved one may be conveying. We offer families information to help understand their loved ones’ struggles more clearly.
We also know that all families want to help but often feel unsure how. Our team meets with family members to provide skills training and supportive resources to help them feel confident and capable supporting their loved one’s recovery.
Lastly, our team provides families with empathic, non-judgement support as we know it is a scary, confusing, and exhausting journey for everyone involved.
The clinicians on our team are trained in emotion-focused family therapy and can help you and your family work through challenges with emotion regulation, boundary setting, meal support and symptom interruption, healing past wounds, and communication. These sessions can be solely for parents/caregivers on their own or they can be dyadic sessions that include the parent(s) and child (of any age) together.
We offer caregiver groups that aim to provide parents a supportive environment to express their feelings (including fear and frustration), ask questions, seek support form other parents who have also "been there" and learn valuable skills that can help support their loved one's recovery. It can be incredibly helpful to connect with other parents who are going through similar challenges and learn that you are not alone.
Sue Huff is our family peer supporter and caregiver coach. She has lived experience as a parent of a child in recovery from Anorexia. She is also trained in emotion focused family therapy, which found to be enormously helpful as a parent, and now coaches parents to use these skills to support their child's recovery process. She understands first hand the rollercoaster of emotions parents face when their child has an eating disorder and aims to help support parents through that journey.
First Sunday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm MST
Run virtually through Zoom
Sue Huff is a trained family peer support worker and caregiver coach who has lived experience as a parent of a child in recovery from Anorexia. She is also the former Executive Director and a founding member of the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta and the author of a book on families overcoming eating disorders. Sue is trained in emotion focused family therapy and found this skill to be enormously helpful as a parent. Sue understands the rollercoaster of emotions parents face when their child has an eating disorder, because she has "been there, done that." Sue says she feels honoured to walk beside other parents on this journey.
This webinar costs $25.00 for the first support person per and $15 for each additional friend/family member.
The webinar is 2 hours long.