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Recognizing the ED Voice

Thursday, May 12th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In eating disorder treatment and recovery you might hear people talk about the eating disorder’s “voice.” The "ED Voice" refers to the set of thoughts, beliefs or narratives you have that support the eating disorder. In this Recovery Session we will explore what it means to recognize, understand, and overcome your "ED Voice".

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Self-Sabotaging 

Thursday, April 7th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Self-sabotaging can impact our jobs, our relationships, our friendships, and our self-esteem. Unfortunately, recognizing these behaviours in ourselves can be so hard, especially when they might be behaviours we've developed to keep ourselves safe!⁠ In this recovery session we will explore what self-sabotage can look and feel like, and how we can overcome it.

Self-Advocacy in Medical Settings

Thursday, April 21st 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Between overloaded healthcare systems, medical professional bias, and power dynamics that exist between a patient and a provider, being able to speak up for yourself, set boundaries, and ensure that you get the care you deserve can be really hard. In this workshop we will explore a bit about why self-advocating is hard (you're not alone!) and some tools that you can use to help you the next time your at a healthcare professionals office.

Intuitive Eating Part 2

Thursday, March 17th 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Intuitive eating is a powerful tool that can be helpful for people working to reject diet culture and the pressure to eat in certain ways.⁠ ⁠ At the same time, intuitive eating may not feel accessible to everyone, and individuals struggling with an eating disorder may not be able to fully engage with all of the principles until they are further along their path to recovery. In this workshop we will explore the principles of intuitive eating in eating disorder recovery.

Neuroscience of Eating Disorders 

Thursday, March 10th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this recovery session we will explore some of the neuroscience behind eating disorders, to help us understand a bit more about our thoughts and behaviours. If you've ever wondered about the brain science behind eating disorders, this is the session for you!

Intuitive Eating Part 1

Thursday, February 24th 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST ​

Intuitive eating is a powerful tool that can be helpful for people working to reject diet culture and the pressure to eat in certain ways.⁠ ⁠ At the same time, intuitive eating may not feel accessible to everyone, and individuals struggling with an eating disorder may not be able to fully engage with all of the principles until they are further along their path to recovery. In this workshop we will explore the principles of intuitive eating in eating disorder recovery.

Barriers to Recovery

Thursday, February 10th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

What are the things that keep us from getting to where we want to be when it comes to eating disorder recovery? In this recovery session we will explore some barriers we might experience when it comes to recovery.

How Do I Start Recovery?

Thursday, January 27th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

Starting can be the hardest part: where do I begin? how do I know if I'm doing this right? what do I do if I relapse? In this recovery session we still talk through what it means to start recovery, and how you can best approach starting recovery for yourself.

Decolonizing Eating Disorders

Thursday, January 13th 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

In this recovery session we meet with Morgan Hopson, founder of Decololize Eating Disorders to talk all things decolonization in relationship to food, our relationships with our bodies, and the medical system at large!

Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

Thursday, December 23rd 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

A mini support session as we continue into the Holiday season! We will explore a few tools and skills for navigating the holidays. Bring your questions or concerns and we will talk through them!

Talking with Friends and Family

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

Trying to talk to loved ones about disordered eating and eating disorders can be completely overwhelming. In this session we hear from panelists about their experiences communicating with friends and family and explore strategies for you to do the same.

Thriving Through the Holidays

Monday, December 13th 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST (7:00 - 8:00 PM ATLANTIC)

The holidays can be a hectic and challenging time. Feelings of stress, anxiety, and difficulties with food arise for many of us. Join Body Brave and Eating Disorders Nova Scotia for a 1-hour interactive workshop to discuss how to manage triggers, strengthen self-care, share communication strategies, navigate meals, and boost your coping skills. You will leave this workshop with your own toolkit of resources catered to support you during the holidays.

I Can't Keep Calm, I Have Anxiety

Thursday, December 9th 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

“I have anxiety. How do I keep calm and carry on??” Anxiety can be a common struggle for many folks with an eating disorder. This 1-hour workshop with questions will focus on managing symptoms of anxiety, will address how you see yourself, your world, and the people around you. Together we will explore how you can learn to change those “hot” anxious thoughts and feelings. This workshop will be conducted with an eating disorder sensitive lens and is geared towards individuals struggling with food, weight and body issues. Open nation-wide (all provinces and territories in Canada).

Coping with Bad Body Image Days

Thursday, December 2nd 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

Bad body image days (weeks, months, years, etc.) happen to all of us, but for those who are struggling with disordered eating they can be that much harder to deal with. In this session we will talk tricks and tips for coping with bad body image days.

Food & Trauma

Thursday, November 25th 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ES,

Research has shown that there is a close link between disordered eating and sexual violence. In this workshop, we will explore this connection and talk about the unique challenges faced by survivors of sexual violence who are struggling with disordered eating.

What is Flexible Eating?

Thursday, November 18th 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

In this recovery session we will explore flexible eating within eating disorder recovery, and how we can adopt flexible eating patterns and practices into our lives. Panelists will discuss what flexible eating looked like in their ED recovery.

Setting Boundaries

Thursday, November 4th 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this recovery session we are talking all things 'boundaries'. We will explore the process of understanding and defining your boundaries, and then what it means to set and communicate those boundaries with the people around us.

Dealing with Diet Culture

Thursday, October 28th 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

Recovering from an eating disorder is one thing, recovering from an eating disorder while being surrounded by and bombarded with diet culture is another. In this recovery session we will define diet culture and explore ways that we can work to navigate through it.

The Biological Basis of Eating Disorders

Thursday, October 21st 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Join Karen Trollope-Kumar, Body Brave’s Medical Director, for a workshop exploring the biological basis of eating disorders. We’ll examine genetic factors that affect susceptibility to eating disorders, as well as some fascinating new brain research on eating disorders. Other topics include the gut-brain connection and trends in biologically-based treatment approaches.

Who Is on My Support Team?

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST ​

Who do I need on my support team and how can I reach out to them? In this recovery session we will hear from panelists about their experiences in ED recovery and who was on their support team and explore what kind of supports we might need around us as we navigate recovery.