Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

skillbuilding.jpg

This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Gentle Yoga

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Join Sashaina Singh for an hour of deliciously relaxing yoga! In these small classes, Sashaina will guide you through a custom sequence of poses that will help you get in touch your body and unwind. This body positive class is open to anyone. No previous experience in yoga is required. We are a body positive space and welcome (and encourage!) people of all shapes and sizes!

Modifications can be made depending on your comfort and safety in the class. Chair modifications available as well. After all, yoga is for everyone! We know that any type of new movement class can be daunting so please don’t hesitate to come a little early or email us ahead of time to discuss any concerns you might have. Reach out to us: sonia@livingbodybrave.com.

Equipment is available at the studio. We recommend comfortable clothing and a water bottle.

Free parking is available directly on Main Street in front of the building (please do not park in the lot next door).

Fee: Voluntary donation (we so appreciate donations as we are a non-profit that currently receives no government funding). Suggested $12

Registration is highly recommended as we take a maximum of 8 people.

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

skillbuilding.jpg

This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Potluck Fundraising Dinner

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WHAT: BODY BRAVE POTLUCK FUNDRAISING DINNER 
WHEN: Saturday, November 10 at 5 p.m. 
WHERE: Burlington, ON
RSVP: www.livingbodybrave.com/register

Food has long been a way to bring people together to enjoy a good meal and build community. It seemed like a fitting way to raise awareness of our program which helps women and men who have eating disorders. We hope you will join us to enjoy a good meal and learn more about the program. 

The process is simple. We ask that you bring either an appetizer, main course, salad, vegetable dish or dessert. We also ask for a donation, whatever you are able to give. All funds generated will go directly to the organization and will make a huge difference in the lives of women and men.

We hope you will join us at this fun event and get to know our program and us a little better!

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: A Body Image Workshop Series

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December November 14, 28, Dec 12

Our perception of our body is one of the most personal relationships we have with ourselves and yet it can often feel the most tumultuous and overwhelming. This group will work to provide you with education and practical strategies for how you can heal the internal struggle of your body image.

We invite you to join us in taking the journey towards changing your mindset, cultivating self-acceptance, and gaining empowerment! Patience, self-compassion, and non-judgment will be essential tools for your journey.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

When: Wednesdays, Nov 14, 28 and Dec 12

Cost: Free of charge, donations are always welcome

Please note that our groups usually fill up quickly. Please do not sign up for this group unless you are able to attend all 3 three session. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Gentle Yoga

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Join Sashaina Singh for an hour of deliciously relaxing yoga! In these small classes, Sashaina will guide you through a custom sequence of poses that will help you get in touch your body and unwind. This body positive class is open to anyone. No previous experience in yoga is required. We are a body positive space and welcome (and encourage!) people of all shapes and sizes!

Modifications can be made depending on your comfort and safety in the class. Chair modifications available as well. After all, yoga is for everyone! We know that any type of new movement class can be daunting so please don’t hesitate to come a little early or email us ahead of time to discuss any concerns you might have. Reach out to us: sonia@livingbodybrave.com.

Equipment is available at the studio. We recommend comfortable clothing and a water bottle.

Free parking is available directly on Main Street in front of the building (please do not park in the lot next door).

Fee: Voluntary donation (we so appreciate donations as we are a non-profit that currently receives no government funding). Suggested $12

Registration is highly recommended as we take a maximum of 8 people.

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Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: A Body Image Workshop Series

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December November 14, 28, Dec 12

Our perception of our body is one of the most personal relationships we have with ourselves and yet it can often feel the most tumultuous and overwhelming. This group will work to provide you with education and practical strategies for how you can heal the internal struggle of your body image.

We invite you to join us in taking the journey towards changing your mindset, cultivating self-acceptance, and gaining empowerment! Patience, self-compassion, and non-judgment will be essential tools for your journey.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

When: Wednesdays, Nov 14, 28 and Dec 12

Cost: Free of charge, donations are always welcome

Please note that our groups usually fill up quickly. Please do not sign up for this group unless you are able to attend all 3 three session. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Gentle Yoga

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Join Sashaina Singh for an hour of deliciously relaxing yoga! In these small classes, Sashaina will guide you through a custom sequence of poses that will help you get in touch your body and unwind. This body positive class is open to anyone. No previous experience in yoga is required. We are a body positive space and welcome (and encourage!) people of all shapes and sizes!

Modifications can be made depending on your comfort and safety in the class. Chair modifications available as well. After all, yoga is for everyone! We know that any type of new movement class can be daunting so please don’t hesitate to come a little early or email us ahead of time to discuss any concerns you might have. Reach out to us: sonia@livingbodybrave.com.

Equipment is available at the studio. We recommend comfortable clothing and a water bottle.

Free parking is available directly on Main Street in front of the building (please do not park in the lot next door).

Fee: Voluntary donation (we so appreciate donations as we are a non-profit that currently receives no government funding). Suggested $12

Registration is highly recommended as we take a maximum of 8 people.

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: A Body Image Workshop Series

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December November 14, 28, Dec 12

Our perception of our body is one of the most personal relationships we have with ourselves and yet it can often feel the most tumultuous and overwhelming. This group will work to provide you with education and practical strategies for how you can heal the internal struggle of your body image.

We invite you to join us in taking the journey towards changing your mindset, cultivating self-acceptance, and gaining empowerment! Patience, self-compassion, and non-judgment will be essential tools for your journey.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

When: Wednesdays, Nov 14, 28 and Dec 12

Cost: Free of charge, donations are always welcome

Please note that our groups usually fill up quickly. Please do not sign up for this group unless you are able to attend all 3 three session. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →

Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Befriending Yourself: An Introduction to Self-Compassion

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Take a moment to attend to yourself by joining us for a workshop focused on cultivating kindness, non-judgment, and acceptance for your humanity. Leave with skills and tools adapted from the work of Kristin Neff and Compassion-Focused Therapy that will help to begin the process of replacing shame and self-criticism with empathy and warmth. 

Facilitated by Martina Mariglia, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Free, donations always welcome

1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Parking is available directly on the street in front of the building.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Intuitive Eating Workshop

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Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to eating that focuses on tuning in to your body's cues to determine what, when, and how much to eat. 

Join Katie Haneke, Registered Dietitian, in exploring the principles of intuitive eating and how embracing these principles can help to encourage a positive relationship with food. This workshop is open to anyone. 

Please note that this workshop may not appropriate for those who are actively struggling with an eating disorder.

If you have any questions about the workshop or need assistance in determining whether it would be a good fit for you to attend, please contact the facilitator directly at khanekerd@gmail.com.

About Katie Haneke

Katie Haneke is a Registered Dietitian working at the Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC) in Brantford. Katie completed both her Bachelor's degree in Applied Human Nutrition and a combined Master's and dietetic internship program through the University of Guelph. She has experience working in long-term care, but her true passion is community nutrition.

In her time at GRCHC, Katie noticed the lack of support in the Brantford community for clients struggling with an eating disorder, which lead her to seek out training to help address this gap. Katie has completed two online courses designed specifically for dietitians on supporting individuals with an eating disorder, which inspired her to seek out opportunities to focus her work more in this area. Katie seeks to provide compassionate, client centred care with the ultimate goal of helping clients repair their relationship with food.

Limited spaces available

FREE workshop

Location: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N5

Parking is available on the street directly in front of the building. Please do not park in the lot beside the building. 

 
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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

skillbuilding.jpg

This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

View Event →
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Open Flow Yoga

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Join Sashaina Singh for an hour of deliciously relaxing yoga! In these small classes, Sashaina will guide you through a custom sequence of poses that will help you get in touch your body and unwind. This body positive class is open to anyone. No previous experience in yoga is required. We are a body positive space and welcome (and encourage!) people of all shapes and sizes! Modifications can be made depending on your comfort and safety in the class. After all, yoga is for everyone! We know that any type of new movement class can be daunting so please don’t hesitate to come a little early or email us ahead of time to discuss any concerns you might have. Reach out to us: sonia@livingbodybrave.com.

Equipment is available at the studio. We recommend comfortable clothing and a water bottle.

Free parking is available directly on Main Street in front of the building (please do not park in the lot next door).

Fee: Voluntary donation (we so appreciate donations as we are a non-profit that currently receives no government funding). Suggested $12

Registration is highly recommended as we take a maximum of 8 people.

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Open House

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Body Brave welcomes you to our Open House!

Drop in and learn about Body Brave and the resources we offer to support people who are affected by eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Meet and connect with our team of dedicated and passionate professionals and peers in a relaxed atmosphere. It's a wonderful opportunity to ask any questions you may have about body image, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and other related topics.

The event is free and open to everyone: those who are affected by weight, food and/or body image issues, eating disorders as well as their families and friends, and those who'd like to learn more about these issues and Body Brave.

There will be interactive activities to give you a sneak peak into our programs and introduce you to who we are at Body Brave.

Drop in or register ahead of time!

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring Health At Every Size with Sydney Bell

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Saturday August 25, 1-3pm

Health at Every Size (HAES)® is an approach to health and wellness that encourages a move away from using weight as the go-to indicator of health and wellbeing and instead look to other, more reliable indicators. When we practice Health at Every Size® we may actively engage in health promoting behaviours such as mindful eating, moving our bodies for fun, and engaging in loving self care. With HAES®, we embrace body diversity and practice radical self acceptance – no matter our body size. 

Join Sydney Bell, MSW at Body Brave to learn about this revolutionary way of thinking about weight and health that paves the way to freedom from body shame and the diet treadmill. 

Pay what you can, suggested $20. All funds go towards providing programming for people struggling with body image, disordered eating and eating disorders.

Limited spaces available. Please register ahead of time.

About Sydney:

Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker, speaker, and body positivity advocate. Her work with people, advocacy and community engagement is grounded in the Health at Every Size® approach to weight and health. Sydney believes that by providing spaces to challenge oppressive beauty and health paradigms and instead promote body diversity and radical self-love, we can turn the tide against rampant body dissatisfaction and the negative health outcomes that go with it.

Sydney currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Jon, two dogs and one cat.

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Pay what you can

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: What Causes an Eating Disorder?

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Negative Self-Talk

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Healthy Boundaries

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrate EveryBODY Fundraiser

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Join Body Brave for our first ever fundraiser on June 9th! Enjoy great entertainment, food, drinks and a silent auction, all for a great cause! All proceeds go directly towards providing accessible support for people struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. 

Did you know that eating disorders are not only prevalent but that they are the most dangerous of any other mental health issue? Unfortunately, there are very few resources available for those struggling. 

Body Brave is a Hamilton not-for-profit that offers support groups, workshops and a safe space for anyone struggling with weight, food and/or body image issues. While some of our services are now covered by OHIP, we would like to continue to expand our support offerings! 

Consider coming out to our fundraiser in June to show your support! We are a body positive, body inclusive community. 

$20/per person

Date/Time: June 9th, 7-11pm

Venue: The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4K3

Tickets available here: https://www.livingbodybrave.com/register/

Celebrate EveryBODY Poster Designed by: Kitties and Cabernet,   Jaime Drayer

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Cultivating Gratitude

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

View Event →
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Self-Care During Recovery

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first.

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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