Events by Date

May
2015

 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Columbia
Susan Dyer
Mon May 4
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Missouri Bariatric Services 1000 W Nifong Building 2 Suite 100 Columbia MO 65203
Support Group- Columbia

 

Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!



My Life is in Flux
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon May 4
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Missouri Bariatrics - Columbia
My Life is in Flux

 

Life is like a mobile; it’s difficult to impact one area and not impact other areas. Often times losing a significant amount of weight has unanticipated ramifications some of them less than positive such as jealousy, saboteurs and unexpected attention from others. During this support group, participants will build mobiles to represent feelings, thoughts, relationships, disappointments, celebrations, etc. following bariatric surgery. We will demonstrate and discuss how different amounts and types of touch impact the mobile differently.



  1. Identify areas in your life that have been impacted by your weight loss.
  2. Discuss the unanticipated negative and positive ramifications of weight loss.
  3. Learn to accept that not every change after weight loss is anticipated.

 



Support Group- Jefferson City
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon May 11
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Capitol Region SW Campus 1432 SW Blvd Jefferson City MO 65109 Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City

 

Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.

Identifying Your Triggers
Michelle Hoeing, RD, LD
Mon May 11
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Capitol Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109, Lower Level Conference Room
Identifying Your Triggers

 

There are stressors that we encounter on a daily basis that can potentially be our excuse for veering off a healthy track. As we learn to live a healthy and well balanced life, we will naturally take two steps forward and one step back. The road to wellness has plenty of warning signs. If you can recognize them, you can keep moving forward toward your goals rather than taking a step back.


Join us for this support group to learn ways to identify and examine your triggers to unhealthy behaviors. You will also learn to work at establishing an alternative plan that will keep you moving forward toward the health and success you envisioned for yourself.



After this support group, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify their own triggers to unhealthy behaviors.

  2. Discuss and examine how their triggers impact them.

  3. Provide reasonable suggestions to empower oneself and learn how to plan for encounters with future triggers.