Support Group Starts This Thursday February 10, 2011

Are you struggling with an eating disorder, eating problems, or bad feelings about your body? Join the Body Image and Eating Issues Support Group, starting Thursday 2/10. The group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Quita Woodward Room in Thomas Building. The group aims to explore the biology, language, thoughts and self-talk associated with food and eating, and to explore the facts and fallacies of weight and body image, with the purpose of increasing awareness and developing a healthier view of the self. The facilitator will combine her knowledge of eating disorders and therapy with a background in neurobiology and biochemistry to both inform and challenge group attitudes about eating and weight.

The group is sponsored by the Body Image Council and facilitated by Sarah Gibbs, MS, PhD.  Dr. Gibbs is a therapist in private practice who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. A former group and primary therapist at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, she also teaches as an adjunct professor of Biology and Psychology at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

Interested Bryn Mawr and Haverford students may come to the first meeting on Thursday or contact Dr. Gibbs ( with questions.