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Monday February 9, 8:02 am Eastern Time

Self-Over Groups Bring Efficient, Highly Effective Alternative for Those Suffering from Eating Disorders

Company Press Release

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 1998--Growth Groups today announced on the new website (http://www.growthgroups.com), they are now accepting applications for the Eating Disorder Group next scheduled to begin in March, 1998.

The Eating Disorder Group uses a skill building format with 12 weekly sessions lasting one and one-half hours (90 minutes) each. The Group is limited to 10 participants.

The Eating Disorder Group is one of five ``self-over'' groups offered by Growth Groups led by experienced licensed professionals. The cost effectiveness of group treatment for difficult problems is creating a demand for the expertise of the Growth Group team approach.

The other ``self-over'' groups offered by Growth Groups include The Assertiveness Group, The Anger Control Group, The Agoraphobia Group, and The Depression Group. All of the ``self-over'' groups are short-term, highly structured, and strongly goal-oriented.

They help participants achieve more effectiveness in their life, improve their relationships and career, and receive support from others with similar issues. Growth Groups will refund the participant's money if they are not satisfied at the end of the program.

``The incidence of bulimia/anorexia is prevalent in our culture. In a society that continues to prize thinness, almost everyone worries about their weight occasionally,'' said Dr. Anita Bohensky, the clinical director of Growth Groups. ``People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well being.''

Richard Pfeiffer, director of Growth Groups, stated, ``People with anorexia nervosa have a distorted image that causes them to see themselves as overweight even when they're dangerously thin. Individuals with bulimia nervosa eat excessive quantities of food, then purge their bodies of the calories they fear.

``Those with binge eating disorder experience episodes of out-of-control eating. The Eating Disorder Group reduces the shame, guilt, and isolation, significantly enhancing recovery.''

Growth Groups is a pioneering health provider in the development of time limited, issue focused small groups based in Manhattan, New York City, with facilities in northern New Jersey. Please contact Richard Pfeiffer, at 212/749-3684 or send email to GrowthGroups@bigfoot.com for more information.


Contact: Growth Groups, New York Richard Pfeiffer, 212/749-3684