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 10-week treatment program typically costs $3,000-$4,000 ($120/week for one person) for Body Brave to run.

Upcoming Treatment Programs

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

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

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Janet Noble MSW, RSW (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 diagnosis is required. Join us for a strength based, recovery-focused group to address your struggles and celebrate your triumphs. All participants are encouraged to choose topics of particular interest to the group and those topics will be explored. 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.

Sign-up Weekly

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

Tuesdays (ongoing), 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Dr. Karen Trollope (she/her)

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.

Sign-up Weekly

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

Wednesdays (ongoing), 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST.

Weekly Drop-In Group, 15 Participant spots weekly

Facilitated by: Carolyn Klein, Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist (she/her)

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.

Sign-up Weekly

DBT for Every Body
An education skills based group for eating disorders

May 10th - July 12th, Tuesdays at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots

Facilitated by: Therese Kenny MSc (she/her)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a therapy that focuses on increasing one’s ability to manage intense emotions and act in ways that are effective, helpful, and consistent with one’s values. In this 10-week group, participants will learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to support eating disorder recovery. Each week, we will begin with a mindfulness activity before reviewing successes and home practice. Then, participants will learn and discuss a new DBT skill that they are invited to practice over the next week. Focus will be on integrating DBT skills into everyday life and navigating the ups-and-downs of recovery. This group is suitable for anyone at any stage of their recovery journey.

*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.

Enrolment for this group was opened on April 26th, 2022.

Nutrition for Every Body
Structured eating basics for recovery

May 17th - July 19th, Tuesdays at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Group, 15 Participant spots per group

Facilitated by: Katie Haneke RD (she/her)

Nutrition for Every Body is a 10-week online treatment group led by an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian. Understanding your nutritional needs and establishing eating goals can be overwhleming when working towards recovery from any kind of eating disorder. Come learn how to get started with structured eating, explore meal planning, navigate gastrointestinal issues, and challenge diet culture. This group takes a non-diet approach to eating disorder recovery and welcomes bodies of all kinds. We invite individuals with different types of eating disorders to come together to learn the basics of structured eating for recovery. This group is 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.

*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.

Enrolment for this group was opened on May 3rd, 2022.

On The Journey: Recovery from Restriction
A group for those struggling with restriction and/or purging

Dates To Be Announced.

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitator to be announced

On The Journey Towards Recovery from Restricting and/or Purging is a 10-week treatment group for individuals who have been struggling with an eating disorder for 2+ years and have previously received eating disorder treatment (such as previous community treatment like Body Brave groups, outpatient or inpatient treatment). This is not an introductory group and is geared towards individuals with long standing anorexia or bulimia, or similar behaviours such as restriction and/or purging - 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 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.

Enrolment To Be Announced

Brave At Every Size
A group for those struggling with binge eating and emotional eating

April 6th - June 8th, 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 diagnosis is required. This group 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 begin with a check-in then dive into a different topic while following a curriculum unique to Body Brave. Weekly themes include: exploring diet culture, self-care, behavioural strategies, and structured eating. 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.

Enrolment has been closed for Spring. Please stay tuned for Summer Programming updates.

Living Body Brave
A group for those struggling with restriction and/or purging

April 14th - June 16th, Thursdays at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST.

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitated by: Elyse Trudell, Occupational Therapist (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 to address your struggles and celebrate your triumphs. This group is geared towards individuals with anorexia or bulimia, although no diagnosis is required. Each week we'll begin with a 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.

Enrolment has been closed for Spring. Please stay tuned for Summer Programming updates.

On The Journey: Recovery From Binging
A group for those struggling with binge eating and emotional eating

April 11th - June 20th Mondays at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST (no session May 23rd, 2022)

10-Week Treatment Program, 15 spots

Facilitated by: Rebecca Ripco RP (she/her), & Amanda Hollahan MSW (she/her)

On The Journey for Binge Eating and Emotional Eating is a 10-week treatment group for those who have been struggling with binge eating for several years and have participated in group treatment in the past. No diagnosis is required. This group will allow you to connect with others already working on their recovery from binge eating and/or emotional eating, and build on existing skills. Each week will start with a detailed check-in then explore a different topic chosen by 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.

Enrolment has been closed for Spring. Please stay tuned for Summer Programming updates.