Empowered Eating Eating Disorder Support Groups in Maryland
Join Our Support Groups for Fun, Friendship and Healing
Recovery is strengthened by support.
I love how our support group is always filled with so much positivity and happiness mixed with creativity, fun and healing all at the same time. At our support group, we spend lots of time getting to know each other and celebrating our uniqueness. Each session starts with group rules, introductions (we welcome new members) then a rose and a thorn where each person shares something that went well during the week and a struggle during the week. Next we may do a wide variety of creative, fun activities to develop resources to strengthen each person’s recovery. These activities provide lots of support, laughter and give us plenty of positive things to talk about.
Our support group meets every Monday from 7:00 pm-7:45 pm in our Columbia office.
Please contact us before your first meeting.
Some recent activities include:
- Decorating grounding boxes
- Playing our own version of Recovery Jenga
- Positive affirmations
- Reading recovery and empowering essays
- Working on alter books
- Making recovery bracelets
- Ripping up diet books
- Decorating shirts to wear on NEDA fund-raising walk
- Looking at menus from fancy restaurants and looking at food through a curious lens instead of an eating disorder lens
- Decorating face masks with the outside showing what the world sees and the inside what is really going on.
Some more examples of activities both inside and outside of our meetings include:
- The AED Sock-it to eating disorders: Find the silliest,most fun, colorful socks you can find and wear them to support group and during the month of February to Sock-it to eating disorders and raise money for EDN of Maryland to increase awareness.
- Yoga in Recovery with guest leader
- Washington, DC NEDA walk
- Break your bathroom scale: raising money for EDN of Maryland
- Using all your senses for relaxation and mindfulness
Please call 301-474-2499 before attending group, as schedules for when group is held are variable.
Here is a recent description from one of our support group participants:
“Support group is a place where you don’t have to talk about the food and the feelings, but if you want to talk about it, it is a safe place to do so”
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before you attend your first meeting so we can properly welcome you.