WLS Waikato & Bay of Plenty Monthly Support Group

Starting in November 2017, I’ll be part of a group arranging monthly get-togethers for a Weight Loss Surgery Support Group.

Our Group Guidelines are as follows:
* Confidentiality first. What is said in the group, stays in the group
* Share feelings and experiences, ensuring that they are within the WLS Ltd guidelines for food choices and behaviour
* Reinforce the eating habits as set out by the team
* Support the behavioural changes required to support weight loss
* Accept each other without making judgments
* Listen to each other. Give everyone an opportunity to share
* Avoid interrupting or having side conversations
* Silence all mobile devices
* Always be honest
* Have a positive attitude
* Be on time
* Be respectful and sensitive to others
* Be supportive and encouraging to each other
* Refrain from using offensive language
* Be positive and supportive and encourage participation
* Provide a caring and supportive meeting environment

Our first meeting is Saturday 11 November at 1:30 pm in the Education Room at Hamilton Zoo.
We will have our meeting (which will be catered with bariatric friendly snacks – also a topic for the meeting) and then a Walk and Talk around the Zoo.
Zoo entry is $16.50.  The catering is $30.00

Topics for discussion:

  • Successes
  • Challenges
  • Snacking

Our second meeting is Saturday 17 December at 10:00 am

Topics for discussion:

  • Goal setting
  • Life planning
  • Preparing to succeed

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the group, please contact me!

The Waikato & Bay of Plenty WLS Support Group operates under
the advice of, and with the support of, Weight Loss Surgery Ltd.

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