Renewal Groups: Reconnecting with ourselves and each other through intuitive eating
In life we face challenges through which we hope to find healing and experience growth. Renewal groups, which is a name that refers to group counseling, provide the opportunity to confront those challenges in the context of a supportive community. Each group focuses on a specific topic to facilitate group cohesiveness and understanding. These topics include grief recovery, sexual integrity for men, emotion regulation, and intuitive eating. The purpose of Renewal Groups is to provide a safe place for members to share, learn, and grow together.
The Renewal Group for Intuitive Eating is for all women who struggle with body image issues, disordered eating, or simply an unhealthy relationship with food. In this group, we will be working on body attunement, making peace with food, finding satisfaction in eating, and learning how to rebuild a healthy body image. We will learn how to restore the connection between food, mind and body within a gospel framework.
Here are some reasons to join the Renewal Group for Intuitive Eating:
- Hear what God says about food
- Identify what drives your cycle of dieting
- Learn how to feel without using food
- Explore the unconscious food rules you live by
- Celebrate the way God made you in his image
Last year, a group of brave women gathered together to unveil the parts of themselves that had made them feel ashamed, alone, and misunderstood. One woman shared how liberating it was to finally have a safe place to unload her thoughts and to feel understood in return. Another shared with tears, how she felt the tenderness of Christ’s understanding of her through the talks and scriptural references. Others shared the comfort of the sisterly bond they experienced when exchanging e-mails throughout the week.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:10
The next Renewal Groups will be offered this fall. Registration opens in September, 2016. To find out more about Redeemer Renewal Groups contact Redeemer Counseling Services or go to redeemer.com/renewalgroups.
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