Support Groups

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Philosophy

The benefits of individual counseling combined with the dynamics of support groups.

Nowadays in Greece almost 2/3 of adult population and 40% of the children has weight issues. More0ver, a large percentage of adults and children have an unhealthy relationship with food. The “obesogenic” environment: increased processed food availability, is considered to be the main cause. The traditional approaches that focus on strict dietetic regimens have failed.

Those who wish to lose weight and maintain it but also develop eating competence and a healthy relationship with food, need knowledge, skills and an organised support network.

The groups provide the necessary context and the requisite counseling in order to help the participants to form a new way of thinking, make a positive mind-shift regarding their nutrition and substantially change their habits.

The support groups are usually consisted of 4 to 6 people that work alongside with 1 or 2 facilitators. The number of weekly meetings is predefined, each meeting is 90-180 minutes long. The groups are highly interactive. The facilitators offer knowledge and every member of the team has the opportunity to discuss any weight, nutrition or food related issue in order to receive the necessary support by the other members and be helped in order to discover useful ideas and feasible solutions.

The core approach of our support groups is based on the Satter Eating Competence and Feeding Dynamics Models. The groups’ facilitators are extensively trained to the above models and have also participated in the Weight Matters European Program Weight Management Circles.

The program is offered to socially vulnerable groups.

Adults groups

Next scheduled adult group April 2020

In a supporting environment, liberated from stereotypes and discriminations these support groups encourage each participant to alter their old long-standing food relationship that will lead to a healthier weight status. A combination of coaching, peer support and active learning help the participants to increase their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • weight literacy
  • food literacy
  • eating competence
  • relationship with food

Parent Groups

Parent groups provide knowledge on child nutrition and development as well as guidance to help you manage family meals and support your child develop eating competence. The group empowers parents to deal with food related issues (picky eating, struggles with food etc) as well as weight related issues (child obesity, child underweight etc) following the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model.

Next scheduled parent group April 2020

 

Testimonials

This is a really important methology, but the real asset is the materials and support offered during the training which is the key success factor of this team!

Vicky

I realized that the issues people face are very similar and, it goes without saying, that support is key factor in order to succeed.

Christina

It’s the first time in my life that I feel self-conscious regarding self-love and taking good care of me.

Katy

 

Every group member has achieved positive changes in their lives!

Vangelis

 

I was given the necessary “push” and support towards weight loss.

Roe

 

Having done numerous diets, I have now understood that a “one-and-only-diet” approach will not help you manage your weight. For the first time I feel I can make it!

Vasilike

 

Understanding the philosophy of mindful eating and with the help of the tools that I was offered – like nutritional label reading for example – helped me completely change my daily eating habits!

Yannis

 

I only received the support, genuine acceptance and familiarity by both the members and the coordinators. For me, this has never happened so fast before!

Vicky

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131 Kifisias Avenue,
11524 Athens

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