Women’s Health Group

Wednesdays, Biweekly

Diets don’t work.

Yet we keep turning to them in search of the elusive “ideal” weight – and we think – happiness.
This therapy group will explore an alternative to gaining and losing and gaining and losing – and gaining – and shaming ourselves and thinking that with enough punishment, we will be rewarded with a beautiful body – and peace and contentment.

If this sounds like you, this group is about learning a very different approach to weight and eating issues that have been shown to be effective – in the long run – without dieting. During this therapy group, you will learn a whole new way to relate to food, and in the process, a different way to relate to yourself and the world.

Some of the themes explored during the group include:

  • Identifying your patterns of eating/working/spending and how change happens for you
  • Building on all that is already good and already working in your life
  • Directly working with eating itself, learning to listen to your body and feed it what it truly wants
  • Turning off the inner critic and treating yourself with exquisite, true kindness
  • Learning and directly experiencing what “enough” is
  • Removing the obstacles that keep you from reaching your natural weight

This is a 12-session (24-week) group that requires reading and using the book, “Women, Food, and God”, by best-selling author Geneen Roth, someone who has experienced years of gaining and losing weight through every diet known, and has dealt with every eating disorder that exists, before she evolved an approach to her relationship with food that has culminated into this book, and more than 30 years’ work with women with eating issues. We will work together to explore what her approach has to offer, and to support one another in our efforts to learn a different, kinder, and more effective relationship to food – and ourselves.

The cost of each session is $35, or your copay if your insurance covers group therapy, whichever is less.

For more information, please contact: Valerie Glauser, LMFT at valerieg@psychchoices.com