Treatment
Programs

Our programs blend education, insight development, motivation and skill-building. No diagnosis or referral is required. Our services are not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment. All programs are conducted through the Zoom Healthcare video conferencing platform.

Clients are limited to participate in 2 programs at a time (i.e. no more than 2 sessions of groups per week). Treatment groups (listed below) are limited to Ontario residents.

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How to access treatment programs

Step 1. Complete our registration request form

Step 2. You will receive an email on how to set-up an account on our online platform, Careteam.

Step 3. Complete the steps listed on the online platform

Step 4. Book a clinical intake call to discuss which treatment program may be right for you

Upcoming Programming

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Drop-in Treatment Group

Meal Support Mondays

Mondays (ongoing), 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST.
Group will resume January 9th, 2023.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 10 Participant spots weekly

Rotating Facilitators: Courtenay Vickers RD (she/her), Jeannine Smith RD (she/her) & Katie Haneke RD (she/her)

Meal Support Mondays is a 1-hour online meal support group where we are eating together. What is meal support? Essentially, it’s eating a meal in a supportive environment with others. Join us live in a pro-recovery space to share an eating moment with others in the Body Brave community. This means everyone is bringing their own lunch to the virtual group and eating together on camera. The first 5 minutes will be introductions and a brief grounding exercise. Then we will dedicate 30 minutes to eat, followed by a gentle post-meal activity. We will provide light topics for conversation throughout the meal and share simple strategies to help you complete your eating moment. This meal support group is appropriate for anyone struggling with an eating moment and wants more support and guidance (no diagnosis or previous experience required). Please note this group is different from other Body Brave offerings where the premise is to eat food together on camera. While video use is optional, we do encourage you to turn on your camera in order to foster a sense of community around the ‘virtual table’, just as we would in person.
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Drop-in Treatment Group

Brave Together

Tuesdays (ongoing), 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.
Group will resume January 10th, 2023.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Janet Noble, MSW, RSW (she/her), Natasha Gurung, MSW (she/her) & Natalie Merta-Lizano, BSW (she/her)

Brave Together is a weekly drop-in treatment group for those who are struggling with binge eating, overeating, and/or emotional eating. No formal diagnosis is required. We welcome you to join us for a recovery-focused, strengths-based group that creates space to identify struggles and celebrate triumphs along the journey. All participants are encouraged to choose topics of particular interest to the group and those topics will be explored weekly. Past chosen topics have included: exploring body image, handling triggers for urges, understanding communication techniques, recognizing unhelpful thinking styles, setting boundaries, and cultivating self-care and self-compassion. Participants are welcome to return each week but will be required to sign-up for each individual session prior to the group start time. Because this drop-in group covers similar material as our Brave At Every Size 10-week treatment group, we ask that individuals do not attend both groups simultaneously. Participants are advised to follow up with their family physicians for medical monitoring while attending the group.
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Drop-in Treatment Group

Grow Together

Tuesdays (ongoing), 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST.
Group will resume January 10th, 2023.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Dr. Karen Trollope, MD (she/her) & Marsha Gray, MSW (she/her)

Grow Together is a weekly drop-in treatment group for those who are experiencing disordered eating behaviours such as restricting, purging, or over-exercising. No formal diagnosis is required. We welcome you to join us for a recovery-focused, strengths-based group that creates space to identify struggles and celebrate triumphs. In our drop-in groups, participants are actively involved in choosing topics to be explored each week. Past topics have included: detoxing social media and diet culture, understanding restricting behaviours, navigating difficult emotions, and exploring aspects of self-care. Participants are welcome to return each week but must sign-up for each individual session prior to start time. Because this group covers similar material to the Living Body Brave 10-week treatment group, we ask that individuals do not sign up for both groups simultaneously. Please note that this group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment. Participants are advised to follow up with their family physicians for medical monitoring while attending the group.
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Treatment Group

Brave At Every Size

January 18th - March 22, 2023.
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitated by: Janet Noble, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Brave At Every Size is a 10-week introductory online treatment program for anyone struggling with emotional eating and/or binge eating. No formal diagnosis is required. This group is focused on enhancing skill-building and individualized strategies for change, utilizing aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). Each week we will begin with an informal check-in and then explore a different topic while following a curriculum unique to Body Brave. Weekly themes include: exploring diet culture and the origins of emotional and /or binge eating, understanding and practicing distress tolerance tools, and behavioural strategies to identify triggers and coping mechanisms. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

Nutrition for Every Body

January 26th - March 30th, 2023.
Thursdays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Jeannine Smith, RD (she/her)

Nutrition for Every Body is a 10-week online treatment group led by an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian for those ready to work on nutrition basics for recovery. Understanding your nutritional needs and establishing eating goals can be overwhelming when working towards recovery from any kind of eating disorder. We invite individuals with different types of eating disorders to come together to learn the basics of structured eating for recovery from a non-diet lens. Over the course of 10 weeks, you will learn how to get started with structured eating, explore meal planning, navigate gastrointestinal issues, and challenge diet culture. Each week will begin with a brief check-in before we dive into nutrition educational content and set a small nutrition goal by the end of every session. This group may have triggering content for those sensitive to discussing food in detail, but is appropriate for anyone ready to talk about nutrition openly in a pro-recovery space. Please note this group is not a substitute for individual nutrition counselling or intensive eating disorder treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring while attending this group. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

Living Body Brave

January 16th - March 27, 2023.
Mondays at 7:00 RM - 8:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitator: Sonia Krizikova she/her

Living Body Brave is a 10-week introductory online treatment program for anyone struggling with restriction and/or purging behaviours. Join us for a recovery-positive group that explores your highs and lows of your recovery journey. This group is geared towards individuals navigating symptoms related to anorexia or bulimia, although no formal diagnosis is required. Each week we will begin with an informal check-in, then we'll cover a different topic while following a curriculum unique to Body Brave. We incorporate aspects of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Weekly themes include: coping skills, building behavioural strategies, strengthening motivation, and nutrition education. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring. This group is made possible thanks to the generous support of Sarah's Place! *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

Challenging Hot Thoughts

November 23rd ​- December 14th, 2022.
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

4-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Janet Noble MSW, RSW (she/her), Natasha Gurung, MSW (she/her), & Kyla Lance BMT, MTA, MT-BC (she/her)

Join us for a 4-week treatment group based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. This treatment group offers the prospect of insight and introspection to help you better understand your underlying core beliefs, values, and rules for living. The group will also explore and provide opportunities to challenge difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and urges. This group will provide participants with an introduction to CBT as it relates to eating disorders and disordered eating while also utilizing elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) where appropriate. While this group is open to anyone at any stage of their recovery journey, a basic understanding of CBT has been shown to be beneficial to getting the most out of this treatment group. Please note that this group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment or individual therapy. Participants are advised to follow up with their family physicians for medical monitoring while attending the group. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

Maintaining Recovery

Dates To Be Announced for Winter Programming

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitators to be Announced

Maintaining Recovery is a 10-week online treatment group geared towards those looking to sustain their recovery from an eating disorder.  No formal diagnosis is required. This is not an introductory group and is intended for those who have been able to find some progress with their recovery already. Strengthen your progress and learn from others in weekly discussions around various themes related to maintaining your recovery. Each week will start with an informal check-in and then explore a different topic chosen by the participants. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring while attending this group. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

On The Journey: Recovery From Bingeing

Dates To Be Announced for Winter Programming

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitators to be Announced

On The Journey: Recovery From Bingeing is a 10-week treatment group for those who identify with binge eating/and or emotional eating behaviours for 2 plus years and have also participated in treatment groups, and/or individual treatment sessions in the past. No formal diagnosis is required. This is not an introductory group and is geared towards individuals with long-standing symptoms of binge eating (if you are newer to treatment, we recommend joining Brave At Every Size). This group will allow you to connect with others who are also on their own recovery journey from binge eating and/or emotional eating, with each person building on their existing skills. Each week will start with an informal check-in and then explore a different topic chosen by the participants. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring while attending this group. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.
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Treatment Group

On The Journey: Recovery from Restriction

Dates To Be Announced for Winter Programming

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitators to be Announced

On The Journey: Recovery from Restriction is a 10-week treatment group for individuals who identify with restriction and/or purging eating disorder behaviours for 2 plus years and have also participated in treatment groups, and/or individual treatment sessions in the past. No formal diagnosis is required. This is not an introductory group and is geared towards individuals with long-standing symptoms of anorexia or bulimia (if you are newer to treatment, we recommend joining Living Body Brave). Participants will gather more tools for their toolbox while increasing motivation, and finding support among those also on their journey to recovery. Each week we will start with a detailed check-in, then explore a topic decided on by the participants. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment, and it is strongly encouraged that participants keep in regular contact with their family doctor for medical monitoring while attending this group. *Once your request has been successfully confirmed, a new action plan specifically for this group will be added to your Careteam account prior to the start date.