DUE TO COVID-19 , ALL GROUPS & INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE. WE ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL. 

FULL RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.

WHEREVER YOU ARE IN YOUR JOURNEY

Thanks for reaching out! We know it’s not easy. Body Brave is a welcoming, inclusive space. We welcome ALL bodies and are weight inclusive and proudly LGBTQIA2S+ friendly. Our services are free of charge. Whether you’re struggling with body image issues, disordered eating or an eating disorder (diagnosed or undiagnosed), Body Brave has services that you might find helpful. lease note that we are not a substitute for intensive inpatient or outpatient treatment. For a full list of service providers across Canada, please visit the National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC.ca) website here.

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IN-PERSON TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

We offer evidence-based treatment groups and workshops at our space in Hamilton, Ontario.

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VIRTUAL TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

We offer privacy-protected online treatment groups and workshops to people across Canada.

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ONE-ON-ONE TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

We offer low-intensity individual support as well as psychotherapy to a limited number of people based on need.

OUR SERVICES

We take a person-centered approach to our programs. Please note that we are a small team. We will try our best to meet you where you’re at. Our programs blend education, insight development, motivation and skill building. No diagnosis or referral is required. All services are free of charge. Groups are currently conducted using Zoom video conferencing. To set up Zoom, check out our quick start guide here. 

WHERE DO I START?

Click on the image above to learn more about Body Brave and our services. Check out the tabs below for more information. 

INFO SESSION

This is a 15-minute phone call to find out how we can help. This is required for anyone seeking treatment at Body Brave. Click here to book. 

MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

Struggling with problematic symptoms? Talk to our family doctor. We can help. Please book an info session first. 

TREATMENT AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Join one of our evidence-based 8-week treatment and education programs.

Here are our current offerings:

Summer Programs (Registration Open)

**New Summer Support Groups

GROW TOGETHER

Grow Together is a weekly drop-in support group for those who are struggling with disordered eating and problematic symptoms such as restricting, purging, and/or over-exercising.

This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment. This group is limited to 15 participants per session. Participants are welcome to return each week but will be required to register for each individual session prior to the group start time.
An individual information session is first required for anyone new to Body Brave. Suggested Karma Contribution donation of $5-25 (pay what you can if you can).

Date: Weekly “drop-in” on Thursdays, July 9th – August 27th 2020 (registration is required per session)

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Facilitators: Oriana Evoy, Dr. Karen Trollope, Rebecca Ripco

Cost: Free of charge. Suggested Karma Contribution of $5-25, pay what you can if you can

***We hope to be adding more support groups throughout the summer (TBA)

All of our regular 8-week treatment programs (including Living Body Brave, Brave at Every Size, and On The Journey) will resume in September. Specific dates & times TBA.

BRAVE TOGETHER
Brave Together is a weekly drop-in support group for those who are struggling with binge eating, overeating, and/or emotional eating. This group is not a substitute for intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment. This group is limited to 15 participants per session.

Participants are welcome to return each week but will be required to register for each individual session prior to the group start time. An individual information session is first required for anyone new to Body Brave.

Date: Weekly “drop-in” on Tuesdays, July 21st – August 25th 2020 (registration is required per session)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Facilitators: Dr. Karen Trollope  & Rebecca Ripco
Cost: Free of charge. Suggested Karma Contribution of $5-25, pay what you can if you can

 

Groups re-starting in September 2020

LIVING BODY BRAVE

For those struggling with problematic symptoms such as purging, overexercising and restricting.

Resumes in September, 2020

ON THE JOURNEY 

For those struggling with an eating disorder who have already received some treatment before.

Resumes in September, 2020

BRAVE AT EVERY SIZE

For those struggling with overeating, binge eating, problematic emotional eating.

Resumes in September, 2020

NUTRITION FOR EVERY BODY

Educational nutrition group. Facilitated by a registered dietitian.

Resumes in September, 2020

 

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Check-in with a team member or access a few individual sessions to get extra support. 

SUPPORT GROUPS

Our support groups are safe for anyone struggling but are not eating disorder focused. No info session is required. Rolling admission. Open to anyone. 

Our current offerings:

Virtual Art Therapy- 

Activities include creating a vision board, sculpture, drawings etc. No materials required…just come to the sessions with pen, paper or anything else you might have on hand. 

This group is facilitated by Kinga Zak and Hannah Sampson, students of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.

COST: Free of charge. Suggested Karma contribution: $25 . We are a registered charitable organization. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Rolling admission/drop-ins welcome.

Mondays from 2:30-4:30 pm EST starting July 6th

Body Brave's increased treatment groups have been supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Hamilton Community Foundation. 

 BODY BRAVE IS LOCATED ON THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE HAUDENOSAUNEE AND ANISHINAABE. CLICK HERE FOR THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT   I  BODY BRAVE 1047 MAIN STREET EAST, HAMILTON, ON, L8M 1N5 (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) I   PHONE (905) 312-9628 I  FAX 1 (905) 481-2275  I  CHARITABLE REGISTRATION NUMBER- 797943115 RR 0001  I 

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