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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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Handling the Holidays

A group for those looking for support over the holiday season.

December 6th- December 20th, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM EST.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by:
Week 1: Janet Noble, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Jeannine Smith, RD (she/her)
Week 2: Courtenay Vickers, RD (she/her) and Katie Haneke, RD (she/her)
Week 3: Dr. Karen Trollope, MD (she/her)

This group has been waitlisted. Please email info@bodybrave.ca for waitlist inquiries.

The holidays can be a hectic and challenging time. Feelings of stress, anxiety, and difficulties with food arise for many of us. Join us for a 1.5-hour drop-in group to share and hear from others, discuss how to manage triggers, strengthen self-care, hear medical reflections on eating disorders/disordered eating, 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.

Challenging Hot Thoughts

A 4-week CBT series

November 15th - December 6th, 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), Wendy Pope, B.A.Sc, MEd Social Justice Education (in progress) (she/her) and Kinza Hussain, BSW (in progress) (she/her)

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

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.

Maintaining Recovery

A group for those wanting continued support

October 16th - December 18th, Mondays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Dr. Darcy Waisman, MD (she/her) and Stephanie Cordes, BA, ND, MSW (in progress) (she/her, they/them)

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

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.

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

Please stay tuned for more Programming updates.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Elyse Trudell, OT (she/her), Alicia Panchal, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Jocelyn Gates, BA, 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.

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 Stephanie Cordes, BA, ND, MSW (in progress) (she/her, they/them)

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.

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), Victoria Emanuele, BASc, MACP (she/her) and Stephanie Cordes, BA, ND, MSW (in progress) (she/her, they/them)

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.

Brave At Every Size

A group for those struggling with binge eating and emotional eating

August 30th - November 1st, 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, B.A.Sc, MEd Social Justice Education (in progress) (she/her) and Kinza Hussain, BSW (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.

Living Body Brave

A group for those struggling with restriction and/or purging

November 2nd - December 21st, Thursdays at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST.

8-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Amanda Hollahan, MSW, RSW (she/her), Alicia Panchal, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Jocelyn Gates, BA, 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 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 for Every Body

Structured eating basics for recovery

October 19th - December 21st, 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 Kinza Hussain, BSW (in progress) (she/her)

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

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.

"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

If you are new to Body Brave, register for all of our services to get started!

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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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