This educational and supportive workshop is for family members or loved ones of those who struggle with eating disorders. This workshop is open to anyone supporting someone suffering with this illness. We hope to offer you a space which will not only benefit your loved one, but also support you along your own journey of understanding the emotional intricacies of a relationship with food.

We would like to offer some ideas on how to manage this illness and the emotions around it, in a less pressured and more accepting way.

The workshop will offer input from 3 professionals from different fields, all with experience in working with those suffering from eating disorders. This multi-pronged approach serves to empower you with insight and understanding, and create hope for you and your loved one.

Please note: This workshop is ONLY for family members/loved ones of the one suffering from eating disorders. If the client themselves need support, please contact us to discuss a way forward.


  • Understanding what holds your loved one hostage by Joanne Burns (psychologist)
  • Family dynamics and finding relational freedom by Karlien Terblanche (occupational therapist)
  • Finding food freedom by Lize Stander (dietician)

There is limited space available to ensure we keep the space intimate and safe. Book soon to secure your spot!

Click here to book, or send us your questions



Date: 29 May

Time: 18:30-20:30

Address: TherapySmart, 57 Belvedere Road, Claremont

Cost: R300 p.p.