Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: College Cooking
Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: College Cooking

For those in recovery, being away at college can pose numerous food challenges. Access to limited cooking equipment and supplies in your dorm coupled with an all-access dining hall, creates a food situation that can be difficult to navigate. This month's cook & dine experience focuses on cooking at college. We will demonstrate simple, nourishing recipes that can be made in a dorm room or shared kitchen with minimal supplies. We will also discuss strategies to ensure balanced eating while away from a primary support team at college.

Fee: $175

This collaborative cook & dine experience is co-led by a therapist, nutritionist and a chef. These groups will help clients make friends with food by participating in meal preparation, and de-mystify the cooking process in an effort to take the fear out of food! Whether you are working to address fear/challenge/risky foods, or need help learning how to add food variety to your meals, this group will satisfy! The group will then dine together for a therapeutic meal session to process the experience. All cook & dine sessions will include:

  • Hands on practice in the kitchen
  • Mindful Eating Meditation
  • Meal pre/post process session
  • Help decrease anxiety around food
  • Address destructive thought patterns & behaviors in real time
  • Challenge food rules & rituals
  • Increase comfort around social-food events
  • Active support to encourage connection with hunger, fullness, and satiety
  • Friendly, warm, and caring staff
  • Take home recipe card & mindful eating meditation card to continue to practice your new skills at home
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Yamas & Niyamas: Integration & Closing
Dec
28
6:30 PM18:30

Yamas & Niyamas: Integration & Closing

The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's 10 guidelines as they form the foundation to living skillfully. The Yamas are: Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, Non-excess and Non-possessiveness. The Niyamas are: Purity, Contentment, Self-Discipline, Self-Study and Surrender. 

Each month embark on a journey through the Yamas and Niyamas through the lens of recovery. We work with the tools of yoga, meditation and discussion to foster a deeper understanding of how to live by these important yogic tenants in recovery. The first group (Jan 26, 2015) will be an introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas and the last group (Dec 28, 2015) will be an integration of all groups. 

* Each Group is $135 for Drop In

* If you sign up for 2-6 groups each group will be $125

* If you sign up for 7-11 groups each group will be $115

* If you sign up for all 12 groups each group will be $100

Men and Women in ALL types of recovery welcomed!

Immerse yourself in a year long journey exploring these yogic lifestyle as they relate to RECOVERY 

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Holiday Treats
Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Holiday Treats

At Aurora Behavioral Health, we recognize that for those in recovery, the holidays can be a hard time. Often, for those in recovery, holidays hold a history of painful memories around food and create anxiety about not only the meal, but the family time that goes along with it. This month's cook & dine experience focuses on Holiday Desserts. We will prepare and taste a variety of traditional holiday desserts (rugelach, sufganyiot/jelly donuts, christmas cookies, & more). You will learn how to make friends with these sweet holiday treats, to enjoy them and not fear them, and how to navigate these treats when they appear at office holiday parties or family events.

Fee: $175

This collaborative cook & dine experience is co-led by a therapist, nutritionist and a chef. These groups will help clients make friends with food by participating in meal preparation, and de-mystify the cooking process in an effort to take the fear out of food! Whether you are working to address fear/challenge/risky foods, or need help learning how to add food variety to your meals, this group will satisfy! The group will then dine together for a therapeutic meal session to process the experience. All cook & dine sessions will include:

  • Hands on practice in the kitchen
  • Mindful Eating Meditation
  • Meal pre/post process session
  • Help decrease anxiety around food
  • Address destructive thought patterns & behaviors in real time
  • Challenge food rules & rituals
  • Increase comfort around social-food events
  • Active support to encourage connection with hunger, fullness, and satiety
  • Friendly, warm, and caring staff
  • Take home recipe card & mindful eating meditation card to continue to practice your new skills at home
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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Yamas & Niyamas: Surrender
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Yamas & Niyamas: Surrender

The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's 10 guidelines as they form the foundation to living skillfully. The Yamas are: Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, Non-excess and Non-possessiveness. The Niyamas are: Purity, Contentment, Self-Discipline, Self-Study and Surrender. 

Each month embark on a journey through the Yamas and Niyamas through the lens of recovery. We work with the tools of yoga, meditation and discussion to foster a deeper understanding of how to live by these important yogic tenants in recovery. The first group (Jan 26, 2015) will be an introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas and the last group (Dec 28, 2015) will be an integration of all groups. 

* Each Group is $135 for Drop In

* If you sign up for 2-6 groups each group will be $125

* If you sign up for 7-11 groups each group will be $115

* If you sign up for all 12 groups each group will be $100

Men and Women in ALL types of recovery welcomed!

Immerse yourself in a year long journey exploring these yogic lifestyle as they relate to RECOVERY 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Nov
23
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Nov
16
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Thanksgiving
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Thanksgiving

At Aurora Behavioral Health, we recognize that for those in recovery, the holidays can be a hard time. Often, for those in recovery, holidays hold a history of painful memories around food and create anxiety about not only the meal, but the family time that goes along with it. This month's cook & dine experience focuses on the food & family challenge of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will prepare and eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal together in anticipation of the upcoming holiday so that individuals can go into the holiday from a place of mastery as opposed to from a place of anxiety.

Fee: $200

This collaborative cook & dine experience is co-led by a therapist, nutritionist and a chef. These groups will help clients make friends with food by participating in meal preparation, and de-mystify the cooking process in an effort to take the fear out of food! Whether you are working to address fear/challenge/risky foods, or need help learning how to add food variety to your meals, this group will satisfy! The group will then dine together for a therapeutic meal session to process the experience. All cook & dine sessions will include:

  • Hands on practice in the kitchen
  • Mindful Eating Meditation
  • Meal pre/post process session
  • Help decrease anxiety around food
  • Address destructive thought patterns & behaviors in real time
  • Challenge food rules & rituals
  • Increase comfort around social-food events
  • Active support to encourage connection with hunger, fullness, and satiety
  • Friendly, warm, and caring staff
  • Take home recipe card & mindful eating meditation card to continue to practice your new skills at home
View Event →
CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Nov
9
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
View Event →
CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Nov
2
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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Safe Space Yoga Class
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Space Yoga Class

  • Aurora Behavioral Health/Integrated Eating (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 75 minute drop-in class is created and designed for individuals in recovery from eating disorders and addictions, those with trauma histories and those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Safe Space yoga offers a non-judgmental, mirror free secure environment to explore your body and sensations through a series of yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. The group is open to all experience levels and beginners are encouraged to attend. All yoga supplies will be provided; please wear comfortable clothes (you need not wear yoga pants, loose clothing is okay).

Fee: $30 per class (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Oct
26
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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Yamas & Niyamas: Self-Study
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Yamas & Niyamas: Self-Study

The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's 10 guidelines as they form the foundation to living skillfully. The Yamas are: Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, Non-excess and Non-possessiveness. The Niyamas are: Purity, Contentment, Self-Discipline, Self-Study and Surrender. 

Each month embark on a journey through the Yamas and Niyamas through the lens of recovery. We work with the tools of yoga, meditation and discussion to foster a deeper understanding of how to live by these important yogic tenants in recovery. The first group (Jan 26, 2015) will be an introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas and the last group (Dec 28, 2015) will be an integration of all groups. 

* Each Group is $135 for Drop In

* If you sign up for 2-6 groups each group will be $125

* If you sign up for 7-11 groups each group will be $115

* If you sign up for all 12 groups each group will be $100

Men and Women in ALL types of recovery welcomed!

Immerse yourself in a year long journey exploring these yogic lifestyle as they relate to RECOVERY 

View Event →
Safe Space Yoga Class
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Space Yoga Class

  • Aurora Behavioral Health/Integrated Eating (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 75 minute drop-in class is created and designed for individuals in recovery from eating disorders and addictions, those with trauma histories and those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Safe Space yoga offers a non-judgmental, mirror free secure environment to explore your body and sensations through a series of yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. The group is open to all experience levels and beginners are encouraged to attend. All yoga supplies will be provided; please wear comfortable clothes (you need not wear yoga pants, loose clothing is okay).

Fee: $30 per class (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Oct
19
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Smart Snacking
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Make Friends With Food Cook & Dine Group: Smart Snacking

Snacking is an important part of recovery, but it's an area people often struggle with. What constitutes a "snack"? When do you eat one? How big or small should a snack be? In this month's cook & dine experience, we explore snacking, and give you the tools to snack smart -- and scrumptious! This group will demonstrate 3 different snack options using the same base ingredients.

Fee: $175

This collaborative cook & dine experience is co-led by a therapist, nutritionist and a chef. These groups will help clients make friends with food by participating in meal preparation, and de-mystify the cooking process in an effort to take the fear out of food! Whether you are working to address fear/challenge/risky foods, or need help learning how to add food variety to your meals, this group will satisfy! The group will then dine together for a therapeutic meal session to process the experience. All cook & dine sessions will include:

  • Hands on practice in the kitchen
  • Mindful Eating Meditation
  • Meal pre/post process session
  • Help decrease anxiety around food
  • Address destructive thought patterns & behaviors in real time
  • Challenge food rules & rituals
  • Increase comfort around social-food events
  • Active support to encourage connection with hunger, fullness, and satiety
  • Friendly, warm, and caring staff
  • Take home recipe card & mindful eating meditation card to continue to practice your new skills at home
View Event →
Safe Space Yoga Class
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Space Yoga Class

  • Aurora Behavioral Health/Integrated Eating (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 75 minute drop-in class is created and designed for individuals in recovery from eating disorders and addictions, those with trauma histories and those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Safe Space yoga offers a non-judgmental, mirror free secure environment to explore your body and sensations through a series of yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. The group is open to all experience levels and beginners are encouraged to attend. All yoga supplies will be provided; please wear comfortable clothes (you need not wear yoga pants, loose clothing is okay).

Fee: $30 per class (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Safe Space Yoga Class
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Space Yoga Class

  • Aurora Behavioral Health/Integrated Eating (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 75 minute drop-in class is created and designed for individuals in recovery from eating disorders and addictions, those with trauma histories and those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Safe Space yoga offers a non-judgmental, mirror free secure environment to explore your body and sensations through a series of yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. The group is open to all experience levels and beginners are encouraged to attend. All yoga supplies will be provided; please wear comfortable clothes (you need not wear yoga pants, loose clothing is okay).

Fee: $30 per class (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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CBT-E For Eating Disorders
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

CBT-E For Eating Disorders

Developed by Professor Christopher Fairburn, CBT-E is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults with all forms of eating disorders. This 18-session group is for adult men and women in need of help managing the symptoms of their eating disorder. It is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions.

CBT-E skills will be taught in a structured treatment of three 6-week phases to address the eating-disorder-maintaining mechanisms. Phase One will address behavioral factors of weight-control behaviors including dietary restraint, restriction, binge eating, purging behaviors, self-harm, body checking and body avoidance. Phase Two will address cognitive factors including over-evaluation of weight and shape, negative body image, core beliefs about self-worth, negative self-evaluation, and perfectionism. Phase Three will address relapse prevention techniques. 

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Mindful Meal: Meditation & Meal Group
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mindful Meal: Meditation & Meal Group

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This lunchtime Mindful Meal Group uses yogic principles including meditation and mindfulness techniques to support individuals in their recovery process. For individuals who may need some support around independent meals, this group provides the opportunity to practice Integrated Eating allowing for progress during each stage of recovery, from the first step of structured eating through mastery. Individuals will bring their own lunches to the group under the guidance of the group leader for two sessions per month, while other weeks will include take-out/delivery food challenges, and eating in community at local area restaurants and Whole Foods. New meditations will be shared weekly and participants will work toward building their own mindfulness practice outside of the group. This group is especially useful for clients wanting additional ways to incorporate and practice DBT mindfulness skills.

Fee: $100 per group (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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Shame Resilience & Body Image Group
Oct
5
7:45 PM19:45

Shame Resilience & Body Image Group

This 8-week group provides a confidential, supportive environment for individuals who wish to address patterns of disordered eating, issues of body image & relationship to self and others. This group helps build in the Gentle Voice to create more empathy and self-compassion. This groups helps address the feelings of shame and fear common in eating disorders, but particularly evident in clients with binging & compulsive eating behaviors. This group is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown a clinical researcher who has spent the last 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worry & shame. 

Fee: $800 ($100 per group) Make check payable to Aurora Behavioral Health

 The group is based on Dr. Brown's 10 principles of WholeHearted Living:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity
  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit
  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy
  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivating Creativity
  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest
  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness
  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work
  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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Safe Space Yoga Class
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Safe Space Yoga Class

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This 75 minute drop-in class is created and designed for individuals in recovery from eating disorders and addictions, those with trauma histories and those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Safe Space yoga offers a non-judgmental, mirror free secure environment to explore your body and sensations through a series of yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. The group is open to all experience levels and beginners are encouraged to attend. All yoga supplies will be provided; please wear comfortable clothes (you need not wear yoga pants, loose clothing is okay).

Fee: $30 per class (Please make check payable to: Integrated Eating)

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