Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

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

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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


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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Maintaining Recovery Pod

Maintaining Recovery Pod

This pod is for individuals in active recovery from an eating disorder. We will explore issues around body image, preventing relapse, self-compassion and more. 

When? Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome!

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
21
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

CBT in a Nutshell

cbt in a nutshell

A four workshop series on how to apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies in your everyday life!

This workshop series teaches and discusses strategies to promote healthy thinking, healthy behaviour and emotional intelligence. Group members will have the opportunity to better understand how their thought patterns influence the emotions they experience and how this impacts the behaviours they engage in. Strategies will be taught that will assist participants in reframing and challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, associated with mental health difficulties. Participants will be provided with many practical strategies that they can carry out in their everyday life!  

Facilitated by Marcia Cuviello, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Cost: Free-of-charge

Registration required. 

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

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Feb
23
1:30 PM13:30

An Exploration Into Body Acceptance

Body Acceptance

In a culture fixated beauty, thinness, and health, it’s no wonder that most of us feel less than. We are taught that we need to look a certain way to be worthy of what we need and desire in life. Our cultures standards bury our self-worth/esteem in a sea of “never enough” while billion dollar industries profit off our self-doubt and loathing.

What if there was another way? What if your body size didn’t define you? What if you were able to experience the love and acceptance you were looking for from within? What if you had the courage to stand your sacred ground, unapologetically? If you have ever wondered, "what might it be like to take the gloves off and stop fighting with my body", this workshop is for you.

In this informative workshop we will be taking a look at:

- What exactly does body acceptance mean?

- The origins of body dissatisfaction/loathing.

- Harmful myths surrounding weight and health.

- How to cope with the negative voice in your head.

- The difference between body acceptance and “giving up”.

- How to begin a body acceptance practice rooted in Body Trust®.

Q and A to follow.

Workshop developed and facilitated by Dana of Reclaiming the Wild.

When? Saturday, Feb23 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Limited spaces. Please register ahead of time. Please ensure you are able to attend before registering.

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Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Open House & Metta Made Pop-Up Shop

Open house and pop-up shop

Join us for a Body Brave open house and clothing pop-up shop hosted by Metta Made in Hamilton. Chat with the Body Brave team, find out about our services and shop for fabulous, locally made clothing.

Metta Made in Hamilton, also known as METTAMADE, is a mother-daughter clothing company based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In January 2019, they were featured here in the Hamilton Spectator.

METTAMADE empowers women to both feel good and look good, by equipping them with a quality, stylish and comfortable wardrobe that flexes with them at any moment in life. Their made-to-order clothing is produced locally and ethically, using high-quality eco-friendly fabrics. METTAMADE’s clothing is designed with all bodies in mind and each piece is simple in form, yet versatile in function. We are inspired to create clothing that exudes quality, style and compassion towards the soft, strong and fluctuating female form.

Try on Metta’s fantastic clothing at Body Brave! Chat with the Body Brave team, enjoy herbal tea and shop these beautiful clothes.

A portion of each piece by METTAMADE is donated to support the work of Body Brave. 50% of proceeds from pop-up shops go to Body Brave!

When? Monthly, next pop-up shop on Feb 24th, 11am-4pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East. Drop by!

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

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

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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


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Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Maintaining Recovery Pod

Maintaining Recovery Pod

This pod is for individuals in active recovery from an eating disorder. We will explore issues around body image, preventing relapse, self-compassion and more. 

When? Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome!

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

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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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
7
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
7
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
13
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
14
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
14
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Mar
16
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

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

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
21
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Dealing with Drinking

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Roughly half of individuals who struggle with Bulimia binge drink, and also that about 50% of women who drink problematically go through phases of disordered eating. In this workshop, we'll explore safety planning as a harm-reduction tool, look at the benefits of self-compassion, and discuss what relapse prevention strategies might work best for you.

Open to anyone with experiences disordered eating and harmful drinking.
Workshop content developed and facilitated by Annina of Annina Schmid Counselling.

Where: Online, Ontario Telemedicine Network

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Limited spaces available. Registration required. www.livingbodybrave.com/register

Please note that due to a growing waitlist and a high demand for services, we have a strict cancellation policy. After 2 no-shows or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice), clients will no longer be able to book online. You will need to call or email staff to discuss the situation. We work very hard to bring you accessible programs. Please value our services. We certainly value you!

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Mar
27
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
28
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Mar
28
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
3
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
4
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Apr
10
4:30 PM16:30

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

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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.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
11
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
18
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge. Donations are welcome. Body Brave is a charitable organization. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

On The Journey

on the journey recovery pod

This recovery pod is for those working towards recovery from an eating disorder. Build on your existing skills and tools, increase motivation and find support in a safer space where people understand. Facilitated by trained professional, Marcia Cuviello.

When? Wednesdays, Mar 6-Apr 24, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Nourish/Flourish

nourish flourish self care

Self-care is an essential part of recovery. While many picture self-care as a hot soak in the tub or a face mask, safe-care also includes basic practices like getting enough sleep and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care has a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental health.

Join us for an 8-week online group that explores the ins and outs of self-care. Check-in to see how you’re doing with your own self-care and learn skills and tools to improve your self-care routine (or create one to begin with!). We’ll explore how to integrate it into daily life.

This group is facilitated by trained clinician, Martina Mariglia.

Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: Online. Attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home! You will need a computer or a smartphone with good internet access.

Our online services are provided through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. This a safe and secure video conferencing system.

Cost: Free of Charge. We welcome donations. We rely on donations to keep our doors open.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this group.

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Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

Curated and facilitated by trained clinician Marcia Cuviello.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7- Apr 25, 1:00pm-2:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
25
2:30 PM14:30

Emotional Eating

emotional eating

This recovery pod is for those struggling with problematic emotional eating. Emotional eating is a normal part of healthy eating. However, if it is becoming a distressing part of life, it is important to seek help. Learn practical skills and tools that can help and find support in a safer space. Facilitated by trained professional, Martina Mariglia.

When? Thursdays, Mar 7-Apr 25, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Please use the register button below to book an initial meeting or to register for this pod.

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Living Body Brave

living body brave group

Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

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

Groups are facilitated by Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar and Martina Mariglia.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome! Body Brave is a registered charity. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Body Talk

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An online Body Image workshop.

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 workshop will work to provide you with some education and practical strategies for how you can heal the internal struggle of your body image.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia of Live Empowered Counselling.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration required.

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Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

Food and You

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Our relationship with food can be complex and difficult to define. We all have a lifelong history with food that starts at birth, and is influenced by many factors as we grow such as family, environment, emotions, and often times diet culture. Sometimes our relationship with food becomes disordered and we don't even realize it. What does it mean to have a normal relationship with food, and is this possible for someone to achieve with a history of disordered eating? This workshop is open to anyone curious to learn more about the basics of what an eating disorder is, disordered eating patterns, and what normal eating can look like.

This workshop has been developed and facilitated by Registered Dietitian Courtenay Vickers.

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East (Parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: Free of charge, donations are always welcome. As a non-profit, we rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Registration is required. Limited spaces available.

Please note: Demand for our workshops is high and spaces are limited. Please do not sign up unless you are sure you are able to attend.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

CBT in a Nutshell

cbt in a nutshell

A four workshop series on how to apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies in your everyday life!

This workshop series teaches and discusses strategies to promote healthy thinking, healthy behaviour and emotional intelligence. Group members will have the opportunity to better understand how their thought patterns influence the emotions they experience and how this impacts the behaviours they engage in. Strategies will be taught that will assist participants in reframing and challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, associated with mental health difficulties. Participants will be provided with many practical strategies that they can carry out in their everyday life!  

Facilitated by Marcia Cuviello, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Cost: Free-of-charge

Registration required. 

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Feb
14
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Maintaining Recovery Pod

Maintaining Recovery Pod

This pod is for individuals in active recovery from an eating disorder. We will explore issues around body image, preventing relapse, self-compassion and more. 

When? Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome!

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

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

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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


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Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

CBT in a Nutshell

cbt in a nutshell

A four workshop series on how to apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies in your everyday life!

This workshop series teaches and discusses strategies to promote healthy thinking, healthy behaviour and emotional intelligence. Group members will have the opportunity to better understand how their thought patterns influence the emotions they experience and how this impacts the behaviours they engage in. Strategies will be taught that will assist participants in reframing and challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, associated with mental health difficulties. Participants will be provided with many practical strategies that they can carry out in their everyday life!  

Facilitated by Marcia Cuviello, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Cost: Free-of-charge

Registration required. 

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Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

readiness for recovery

Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

Brave Being: A Body Image Group

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.

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Maintaining Recovery Pod

Maintaining Recovery Pod

This pod is for individuals in active recovery from an eating disorder. We will explore issues around body image, preventing relapse, self-compassion and more. 

When? Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome!

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

brave at every size group

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 life.

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

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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


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Feb
4
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

View Event →
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

View Event →
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

CBT in a Nutshell

cbt in a nutshell

A four workshop series on how to apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies in your everyday life!

This workshop series teaches and discusses strategies to promote healthy thinking, healthy behaviour and emotional intelligence. Group members will have the opportunity to better understand how their thought patterns influence the emotions they experience and how this impacts the behaviours they engage in. Strategies will be taught that will assist participants in reframing and challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, associated with mental health difficulties. Participants will be provided with many practical strategies that they can carry out in their everyday life!  

Facilitated by Marcia Cuviello, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Cost: Free-of-charge

Registration required. 

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Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

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Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

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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.

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Maintaining Recovery Pod

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This pod is for individuals in active recovery from an eating disorder. We will explore issues around body image, preventing relapse, self-compassion and more. 

When? Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome!

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Jan
29
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 life.

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

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: No charge

If you have never been to Body Brave, please note that we require all clients to book an initial appointment, which can be done either in person or on the phone. Please use the register button below to either register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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


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Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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Living Body Brave is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This 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.

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: No charge, donations are always welcome!

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

Please note: If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first to find out which of our services might be best suited to you. Please use the register button below to register for the group or for an initial appointment.

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Jan
24
3:30 PM15:30

Readiness for Recovery Pod

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Are you waiting to get into an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program? Waiting for treatment can be a difficult and lonely time. Connect with others in a similar position. Build motivation and skills!

When? Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 28, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost? Free of charge, donations are welcome.

Registration required. 

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Use the register button below to book an initial client meeting or to register for this pod.

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Being: An Introduction to Body Image

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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.

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia.

Open to anyone struggling with their body image.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

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 6 sessions. Limited to 12 people. Registration required.

If you are new to Body Brave, an initial client meeting is required before registering for this group (phone or in person).  Click below to book online. 

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