Treatment and Support 
Services

We offer online, self-guided support programming, as well as group and individual treatment services. Our model of care is based on a ‘stepped care’ approach to recovery.

 

Stepped care is an evidence-based, staged system involving a series of interventions, from the least to the most intensive.

 

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Our stepped care model has three levels (see below).  You can ‘step up’ or ‘step down’ care intensity to match your unique needs and preferences. 

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Get Started

1. Non-Member

Those looking for a no-commitment option or those wanting to get a taste of Body Brave services

Anyone living in Canada, aged 17+

Requirements

1. Sign-up using the link below

3. Body Brave Client

Those looking for more support and higher-intensity, group programs

Ontario residents only, aged 17+

Requirements:

1. Completed Body Brave Registration Form

 

2. Clinical Intake Appointment (booked through our online platform)

2. Body Brave Community Member

Those looking for a low-intensity, support option that you can do at your own pace

Anyone living in Canada, aged 17+

- Recovery Self-Help Program (hosted on our online platform Careteam)


- Upcoming Recovery Sessions and Workshops

- Past Recovery Sessions and Workshops


- Clinical intake if you would like a higher level of support

Requirements 

 

1. Completed Body Brave Registration Form

Recovery Sessions and Work-shops

All Canadians

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Workshops are online educational sessions on a specific topic, often led by a clinician.

Recovery Sessions are virtual support sessions where we have authentic conversations around recovery. Co-led by people with lived experience and a clinician, sessions include handouts, practical skills and tools.

Upcoming workshops and sessions are open to anyone (registration is not required). Sessions and workshops can also be accessed by registering for our online self-help program (recommended- see below for more details).

 

Self-Guided Recovery Support Program

All Canadians

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Our self-guided recovery support program provides you with rapid access to low-barrier resources, information and supports. This includes evidence-based self-reflection activities, recovery resources, check-ins as well as our live and on-demand recovery sessions and workshops.

 

This program is offered through the privacy protected Careteam online platform.

 

Treatment Programs

Ontario residents only

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Our evidence-based treatment programs are 8-10 weeks in length and include skill- building and insight development. Limited to 15 participants, they require a strong commitment.

To access treatment programs, please sign up for our Self-Guided Recovery Support Program >>. After completing the self-assessment, you can book a clinical intake appointment to find out which treatment programs may be right for you.

Individual Treatment Services

Ontario residents only

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We offer a limited amount of individual treatment services provided by our medical professionals, including:

 

- Brief Psychotherapy 

- Clinician Guided One-on-One Self-Help (10-sessions)

 

To access these services, please sign up for our Self-Guided Recovery Support Program (click here >>). After completing the self-assessment, you can book a clinical intake appointment to find out which services may be right for you.

 

Upcoming Recovery Sessions and Workshops

  • The Biological Basis of Eating Disorders
    Zoom Webinar
    Oct. 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom Webinar
    WORKSHOP- we'll be exploring the biological basis of eating disorders, genetic factors that affect susceptibility to eating disorders, as well as some fascinating new brain research on eating disorders
  • Dealing with Diet Culture
    Zoom Webinar
    Oct. 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom Webinar
    RECOVERY SESSION- we will define diet culture and explore ways that we can work to navigate through it.
  • Setting Boundaries
    Zoom Webinar
    Nov. 04, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom Webinar
    WORKSHOP - In this workshop 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.
  • What is Flexible Eating?
    Zoom Webinar
    Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
    Zoom Webinar
    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.
  • Coping with Bad Body Image Days
    Zoom Webinar
    Dec. 02, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
    Zoom Webinar
    RECOVERY SESSION- In this session we will talk tricks and tips for coping with bad body image days.
  • Talking with Friends and Family
    Zoom Webinar
    Dec. 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
    Zoom Webinar
    RECOVERY SESSION- we'll hear from panelists about their experiences communicating with friends and family and explore strategies for you to do the same.
 

Frequently asked questions

Who can access Body Brave's programming?


Body Brave welcomes ALL bodies and are weight inclusive and proudly 2SLGBTQIA+ friendly. Our services are available for people aged 17+ years, free of charge or covered by OHIP. Support programs are available to all Canadians nation-wide, while treatment services are available only to Ontario residents. A diagnosis is not required, however our services are suitable for those struggling with binge eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia, OSFED and body image issues. If you are looking for treatment but are not eligible for Body Brave's treatment services, please visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC.ca) website here for a list of service providers across Canada.




Are programs really free?


Our support and treatment programs are free to access or are covered by OHIP. In our Recovery Support program, we recommend optional self-guided recovery workbooks that individuals must purchase. However, this recommendation is completely optional and free resources are also available to participants.




What does weight inclusive mean?


Weight Inclusiveness is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes health and well-being as multi-faceted ("while directing efforts toward improving health access and reducing weight stigma" as defined by Tylka, T., Annunziato, R., Burgard, D., Daníelsdóttir, S., Shuman, E., Davis, C., & Calogero, R.M. (2014). The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss. Journal of Obesity, 2014.)




I'm still unsure where to start.


All treatment and support starts with registration, which is where we encourage you to begin your journey with Body Brave. However, if you do have some questions before you begin, you can email us at info@bodybrave.ca




How can I support Body Brave's work?


Support for us can be shown in many ways. Sharing our content on social media, leaving us a positive review on Facebook or Google, writing a testiominal, and just spreading the word is so so appreciated. In order to keep all our programming free and accessible, we do rely on the generosity of our community. If you would like to make a donation, you can visit our donation page here.