Liberating Jasper Emergency Fund
To our wonderful community: please consider donating to help in covering some of our necessary expenses over the next few months so that we may continue to provide the best possible care for our clients and to have this community space to return to at the end of this shutdown.
We are also offering gift cards in $25, $50, or $100 increments to buy now and use later. This is another great way to help support the Liberating Jasper community!
VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
JOIN US EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 6-7 PM FOR A FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/480000080
Additional Virtual Resources:
COVID19 Eating Support is an instagram account that offers supported meals every hour by helping professionals world-wide:
Online ED Free/Low Cost Support:
Center for Discovery offers a free virtual support group on Mondays each week: https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/
Anna Chapman has created an Isolation Support Pack for $10, accessible here: https://www.iamannachapman.com/isp/isolation-support-pack
For our 40+ LGBTQ+ community members, @elder_queer is hosting regular online gatherings. Check out their website or follow on IG for more information: www.elderqueer.org/what
Over the next day and a half, we ate together, we laughed, cried and dug deeper into our disordered eating. We talked about our hopes and dreams, our heartaches and fears. We walked in the rain and found joy in the moon light.
I went in hoping to give up self-doubt and judgment and I got so much more than that. Radical acceptance of right here, right now is something I will continue to work on for the rest of my life.
I know as with all things, practicing this with self-compassion will help me find the internal peace and understanding I am constantly looking for.
We came in feeling like misfits looking for a fix, and found out we fit just as we are.
Big Fat Hugs,
The retreat was a truly transformative experience. Alex, Maggie, and Colleen hold this sacred and safe space that allows for such deep inner reflection, growth, and self acceptance. But they also built a community space that allows all participants to hold space for each other and build strong bonds that I will hold in my heart forever.
After the retreat I felt so much more at ease and confident in my body. All these different ideas and concepts had been floating around in my mind, but the retreat really brought them all together and made them click, like unlocking a safe full of my innermost truths.
The path ahead feels stronger. I feel much more grounded in my commitment to this work, as an advocate, as a member of a community, as well as for myself.
It was a big reach for me to attend a retreat, but I am so thankful I did. It was essential to my journey for self love and compassion.
The Liberating Jasper team provided such a well organized, informative, and FUN retreat. The welcoming, loving environment allowed us participants to be vulnerable and open and we will carry those lessons we learned throughout our lives.
GO. You deserve to be happy just as you are.