Treatment
Programs

Our programs blend education, insight development, motivation and skill-building. No diagnosis or referral is required.  Programs 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).

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Please consider donating

At Body Brave, all programs are available free of charge to ensure accessibility, however we do not receive any consistent government funding. Please consider making a donation and give the gift of recovery to someone else. An 8-week treatment program typically costs $3,000-$4,000 ($120/week for one person) for Body Brave to run.

Upcoming Treatment Programs

Grow Together

Thursdays, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST.

Facilitated by: Dr. Karen Trollope (she/her), & Shady Safar MSW Candidate (he/him)

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Grow Together is a weekly drop-in treatment group for those who are struggling with disordered eating behaviours such as restricting, purging, and/or over-exercising. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment. 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 Living Body Brave 10-week treatment group, we ask that individuals do not attend both groups simultaneously.

**Drop-in will also be available in Winter 2022

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Brave Together

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Facilitated by: Janet Noble MSW, RSW (she/her), Amanda Hollahan MSW Candidate (she/her), & Rose Ebrahimi MSW Candidate (she/her)

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Brave Together is a weekly drop-in treatment group for those who are struggling with binge eating, overeating, and/or emotional eating. No diagnosis is required. Join us for a recovery-positive group to address your struggles and celebrate your triumphs. Each week we’ll cover a different topic relevant to recovery from disordered eating or an eating disorder. 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.

**Drop-in will also be available in Winter 2022

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Brave At Every Size

Wednesdays, September 15th – November 17th, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Facilitated by: Janet Noble MSW, RSW (she/her), & Leanna Bissell MA Counselling Psychology (she/her)

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Brave At Every Size is a 10-week introductory online treatment program for anyone struggling with emotional eating and/or binge eating. No diagnosis is required. This program is focused on skill-building and insight development while incorporating aspects of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Each week we’ll cover a different topic relevant to recovery such as diet culture, self-care, behavioural strategies, and structured eating. Please note this group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment.

Enrolment was closed on September 29th, 2021

**Program available Winter 2022

Living Body Brave

Tuesdays, September 7th – November 9th, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Facilitated by: Dr. Karen Trollope (she/her), Therese Kenny MSc (she/her), & Leanna Bissell MA Counselling Psychology (she/her)

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Living Body Brave is a 10-week introductory online treatment program for anyone struggling with disordered eating behaviours such as restricting, purging, and/or over-exercising. No diagnosis is required. Join us for a recovery-positive group to address your struggles and celebrate your triumphs. Each week we’ll cover a different topic relevant to recovery from disordered eating or an eating disorder while incorporating aspects of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Weekly themes include coping skills, building behavioural strategies, strengthening motivation, and nutrition education. Please note this group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment.

*Clients will have an Action Plan on their Careteam specifically for this group.

Enrolment was closed on September 21st, 2021

**Program available Winter 2022

Nutrition for Every Body

Wednesday group: October 13th – December 1st, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Facilitated by: Courtenay Vickers RD (she/her)

8-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Understanding your nutritional needs and sticking to a meal plan can be challenging when working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Learn how build skills around structured eating, navigating food challenges, and nutrition basics for your recovery through a non-diet approach. This group is appropriate for individuals who are ready to discuss nutrition openly in a pro-recovery group setting. Please note this group is not a substitute for individual nutrition counselling.

*Clients will have an Action Plan on their Careteam specifically for this group.

Enrolment for Wednesday group has opened on September 29th, 2021

**Program available Winter 2022

On the Journey

Mondays, September 13th – November 8th, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Facilitated by: Rebecca Ripco RP (she/her), & Rose Ebrahimi MSW Candidate (she/her)

8-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots

On the Journey is for those who have been struggling with disordered eating/eating disorder for 2+ years and have received some form of help in the past, although no diagnosis is required. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Each week we’ll cover a different topic relevant to your recovery. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment.

Enrolment opened on August 30th, 2021

**Program available Winter 2022

Recovery Group for Black People & POC

Our facilitator Sylvia Kerr has unfortunately had to step down because of family reasons. We are going to have to put this program on hold for the time being.

Facilitated by: Sylvia Kerr RD, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist (she/her)

8-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots

This 8-week group will favor content, discussions, lived experiences, and challenges that are familiar to those who identify as Black, and people of colour. Non-dieting eating management skills will be integrated and will frame your daily steps towards making peace with food and body image. Broad mental health topic areas that will frame each week’s sessions are 1) Contextualizing common family conflicts that arise when the traditional Caribbean, African, Asian, South Asian, or Middle Eastern values and attitudes conflict in the home setting, with western cultural norms, and 2) The role that factors such as inter-generational trauma, shame, silencing, traditional family expectations, displacement, and socio-economic stresses can play in the development of an eating disorder. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment.

Please note, Body Brave is also looking to have an Indigenous focused group in the future.

Registration Put on Hold Until Further Notice

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