Support Groups

You are invited to attend any of our three support groups. Registration is not required and attendance is free. You are always welcome to bring a friend or family member.

All groups meet at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Jaromir Strizka Conference Room 1. Please check with the information desk in case the meeting room has changed.

If you have questions about support groups, call our office at 818-848-8311.

General Bariatric Support Group

General Bariatric Support Group meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you have had or are preparing to have weight loss surgery, you are welcome to join this support group at any time. We ask members to commit to attending one meeting per month.

If you are preparing for surgery, you will be required to attend one General Bariatric Support Group meeting before your operation.

Mindful Eating, Mindful Living

Mindful Eating, Mindful Living meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

If you have had or are preparing to have weight loss surgery, Mindful Eating, Mindful Living is a program designed for you. Through group interaction and exercises you will learn:

  • What constitutes healthy, mindful eating
  • What influences your eating
  • How your thoughts and feelings can contribute to unhealthy eating habits and unhealthy body weight
  • How to observe, monitor and change thoughts and behaviors to support healthy eating habits and a healthy body weight
  • How to manage feelings that trigger unhealthy eating habits
  • How to practice healthy eating habits and more

Join the group at any meeting or attend regularly. Each monthly meeting provides an essential ready-to-use component of the total program.

One Year Post-Operative and Beyond

One Year Post-Operative and Beyond meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This group helps you manage the challenge of maintaining weight loss and permanent lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery.

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