Closed support groups
If you believe you are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, or have an obsession with food, and you are ready to start a journey to recovery, we believe that this closed support group can help you. Within our support groups, we promote an environment where you will feel safe, understood, and accepted, which can only help make your task easier. ANEB groups provide assistance and give you the opportunity to talk confidentially with people who understand the eating disorder that is affecting your life. Our approach will provide tools to allow you to regain control.
Who are ANEB Quebec closed groups intended for?
Closed support groups are intended for people 17 years of age or older who are struggling with an eating disorder or a weight obsession. They are of pre-determined duration, depending on the group (Level I, Level II, Sexuality, Nutrition, and Arts), and take place once a week at the same time and place. They are composed of a group of approximately 10 participants, which does not change during the program. Participating in a closed group requires a commitment on your part. You must be able to participate in each of the sessions and plan your schedule accordingly.
To register or to obtain additional information, do not hesitate to call ANEB at 514-630-0907 or 1 800 630-0907.
The level I closed support group aims at better understanding eating disorders and provides information on their causes, consequences, and treatments. This group suggests tools to help you better manage your emotions and the situations that may arise. It discusses topics like conflict resolution, body image, irrational ideas, emotions, self-esteem, and family and interpersonal relations. It also offers the possibility of communicating with the rest of the group and asking questions to our specialists, a nutritionist and a sex therapist.
The level II closed support group aims at maintaining the progress made during the Level I group by furthering your knowledge on certain topics. This group is intended to provide you with tools, and focuses more on your responsibilities. It discusses themes such as intimacy, body image, communication, stress, and procrastination.
To register for a Level II closed group, you must have participated in a Level I closed group beforehand.
The Nutrition closed group aims at providing information on nutrition in relation with eating disorders. This group allows participants to explore and understand their relationship with food. Strategies to alter unhealthy behaviours are also discussed.
To register to the Nutrition closed group, you must have participated in a Level I closed group beforehand.
The Sexuality closed group aims at promoting sexual and interpersonal growth for people with eating disorders. This group discusses topics like sex myths, body image, abandonment, pleasure, and intimacy.
To register to the Sexuality closed group, you must have participated in a Level I closed group beforehand.
The Arts closed group aims at helping you overcome your eating disorder through a variety of vehicles, including charcoal, ink, acrylic, pastels, water colours, clay, or play dough.