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Treatment Groups

Our treatment groups are led by clinical experts and integrate education, insight development, motivation, and skill-building.

All groups are available virtually through Zoom Healthcare and are free or covered by OHIP.

Treatment Group Eligibility:

Before enrolling in our treatment groups, please ensure that you meet the following:

Registered for our virtual support services

You are an Ontario Resident

Aged 17+

Previously completed a Body Brave Intake Call

eligability

Drop-in Groups

Our drop-in groups offer flexibility to build on skills, engage in community, and gain knowledge without commitment.

Enrolment for our weekly drop-in sessions is based on a first-come-first-served basis. Clients can request enrolment at any time.

Closed Groups

Our closed groups offer a supportive and structured setting to develop new skills, expand knowledge, and connect with others. Each session builds upon the previous one, so regular attendance is encouraged throughout the duration of the group.

Enrolment opens 4-weeks prior to the group start date on a first-come-first-served basis. 

All Treatment Groups

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Nutrition Essentials: A weekly drop in group

A drop-in group for those seeking more knowledge and confidence with their eating in recovery.

Tuesdays (ongoing), 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Starting on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Courtenay Vickers, RD (she/her) and Brianna Azzoparde, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Sign-up Weekly. Existing clients can request enrolment well in advance.

This nutrition group is designed for individuals with any type of eating disorder / disordered eating, who are ready to come together and explore what nutrition for recovery might look like. Weekly nutrition related topics are selected in advance by participants themselves. Topics may include structured eating basics, overcoming fear foods, navigating gastrointestinal issues, challenging diet culture, etc. These 90-minute sessions are professionally facilitated by one of our weight-inclusive Registered Dietitians and will combine skill development with an opportunity for discussion. Conversations in this group may involve 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. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Nutrition Essentials for Recovery – Part 2: A 10-Week Group (formerly Nourish and Thrive)

A group for those ready to increase flexibility beyond structured eating and meal planning

January 11th - March 14th, Thursdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

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

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This group is designed for individuals with different types of eating disorders who have completed Nutrition Essentials for Recovery Part 1, or for those who feel comfortable with structured eating and are not actively engaging in regular eating disorder behaviors. Over the course of 10 weeks, topics will explore how to incorporate flexibility beyond a meal plan, expand food variety, confront fear foods, and build confidence in nourishing our bodies. The sessions, lasting 90 minutes each, are professionally facilitated by one of our weight-inclusive Registered Dietitians. Throughout the program, participants will receive science-backed nutrition education, engage in discussions that promote self-awareness, offer growth opportunities, and be provided with guidance on community resources to support recovery. It is important for participants to commit to attending the full 10-week program. No formal diagnosis is required to join, and the group is free of charge, although donations are welcome. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Maintaining Recovery

A group for those wanting continued support.

January 15th - March 25th, Mondays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST. NO GROUP MONDAY FEBRUARY 19TH (FAMILY DAY)

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Dr. Darcy Waisman, MD (she/her) and Kinza Hussain, BSW (in progress) (she/her)

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This groups is  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.

On The Journey

A group for individuals who have been struggling with an eating disorder for 2+ years and have previously received eating disorder treatment

January 16th - March 19th, Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Dr. Darcy Waisman, MD (she/her) and Adair Shaw, BASc, PSW, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This group is designed for people who are struggling with a long-standing eating disorder, or who have relapsed after hospital-based treatment for an eating disorder. Topics for each session are chosen by participants themselves. Since most participants have had experience with formal treatment for their eating disorder, the topics chosen typically go beyond basic psychoeducation and skill development. The facilitators design sessions according to the needs of the group, and there is often a wide range of issues addressed. Opportunity for discussion is particularly important in this group, as participants have considerable knowledge and experience to share. The group is professionally facilitated by one of our clinicians, and each session is 90 minutes in length. We ask that participants commit to the full 10 weeks. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment. 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.

Challenging Restriction and Purging: A Weekly Drop-In Group (formerly Grow Together)

A drop-in group for those struggling with restriction and/or purging

Tuesdays (ongoing), 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Dr. Karen Trollope, MD (she/her), Samiha Rahman, MA, RP (qualifying) (she/her) and Fizza Abbas, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Sign-up Weekly. Existing clients can request enrolment well in advance.

This group is also designed for people who are struggling with symptoms such as restriction or purging. However, because it is a drop-in group it is particularly suited for people who are not able to commit to a full 10 week group. Topics for each session are chosen by participants themselves. Once the topics are finalized the facilitators will design sessions accordingly. Common topics chosen include communication skills, maintaining motivation, setting boundaries, coping with strong emotion, symptom reduction, and body image. Like all Body Brave groups, this group is recovery-focused and strengths-based, creating space to identify struggles and celebrate triumphs along the journey. The group is professionally facilitated by one of our clinicians, and each 90-minute session combines skill development with an opportunity for discussion. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Challenging Binge Eating or Emotional Eating: A Weekly Drop-In Group (formerly Brave Together)

A drop-in group for those struggling with binge eating or emotional eating

Mondays (ongoing), 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Janet Noble, MSW, RSW (she/her), Madeleine Say, BA, MSW (in progress) (they/them) and Brianna Azzoparde, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Sign-up Weekly. Existing clients can request enrolment well in advance.

This group 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 90 minute 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, recognizing triggers for urges, understanding the binge restrict cycle, exploring communication techniques for handling difficult conversations, appreciating unhelpful thinking styles, setting boundaries, cultivating self care, self esteem, 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. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Binge Eating or Emotional Eating Recovery Skills: A 10-Week Group (formerly Brave at Every Size)

A group for those struggling with binge eating and emotional eating

January 10th - March 13th, Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Janet Noble, MSW, RSW (she/her), Wendy Pope, BASc, MHDM Dip, MEd (in progress) (she/her) and Fizza Abbas, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This group is a 10-week program for anyone struggling with emotional eating and/or binge eating. No formal diagnosis is required. This 90-minute strengths-based group is focused on enhancing skill-building and individualized strategies for change utilizing cognitive behavioural therapy skills. Weekly themes include: exploring diet culture, the origins of emotional and /or binge eating , reflecting on individual values, core beliefs, aspects of self esteem while understanding and practicing distress tolerance tools, and behavioural strategies to help identify triggers and coping mechanisms. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Restriction and Purging Recovery Skills: A 10-Week Group (formerly Living Body Brave)

A group for those struggling with restriction and/or purging

January 10th - March 13th, Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Alicia Panchal, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Kinza Hussain, BSW (in progress) (she/her)

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This group is designed for people who are struggling with symptoms such as restriction or purging. Early sessions focus on motivation for recovery, followed by an exploration of the underlying reasons behind disordered eating or an eating disorder. In later sessions, we focus on practical skills and tools to help people take the first steps towards reduction of symptoms. This recovery-focused, strengths-based group creates space to identify struggles and celebrate triumphs along the journey. The 90-minute group is professionally facilitated by one of our clinicians, and each session combines skill development with an opportunity for discussion. We request that participants commit to attending the full 10 week program. No diagnosis is required and there is no charge for the group - however donations are welcomed. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

Nutrition Essentials for Recovery – Part 1: A 10-Week Group (formerly Nutrition for Every Body)

A group for those wanting to learn about structured eating basics for recovery

January 11th - March 14th, Thursdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Jeannine Smith, RD (she/her) and Adair Shaw, BASc, PSW, MSW (in progress) (she/her)

Enrolment has been closed. Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

This group is designed for individuals with different types of eating disorders, who are ready to come together and learn the basics of nutrition for recovery from a non-diet lens. Over the course of 10 weeks, topics will explore how to get started with structured eating, meal planning, navigate gastrointestinal issues, and challenge diet culture. 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. The sessions, lasting 90 minutes each, are professionally facilitated by one of our weight-inclusive Registered Dietitians. Throughout the program, participants will receive science-backed nutrition education, engage in discussions that promote self-awareness, offer growth opportunities, and be provided with guidance on community resources to support recovery. It is important for participants to commit to attending the full 10-week program. No formal diagnosis is required to join, and the group is free of charge, although donations are welcome. Please note that this group is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient hospital-based treatment.

"I learned so many new and life changing tools to use on my recovery journey and feel so proud of my progress since joining the support group. The inclusive and supportive approach made me feel understood and not alone in my recovery."

-Body Brave Client

Getting Started:

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Register for Body Brave Services

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Book an Intake Call

If you're eligible, you can book a 30-minute intake call with us. The link to book a call can be found under your Careteam resources. 

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Explore our Support Services 

Once you register, you'll have access to all of our support services through the Careteam platform. 

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Request Group Enrolment

Once you have completed an intake call, you can request group enrolment using the links above, or from the client portal.

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Group Guidelines

Our guidelines and no-show policy help us create an inclusive space that welcomes people from all backgrounds and facilitates conversations focused on recovery. 

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