The Essentials Program is designed for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
This 9-week program is focused on skill-building, behavioural change and insight development. This is not intended as treatment but rather as support and guidance. It is not a substitute for treatment.
The program will guide participants through 8 modules addressing symptom management, thoughts, emotions & behaviours, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Skills come from the evidence-based practices of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as well as meditation, mindfulness and gentle yoga.
Participants commit to 8, 2.5-hour group sessions and 1 day long workshop. Groups are co-facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and eating disorder survivor and peer support worker, Sonia Seguin. Each participant will also receive 4 individual psychotherapy sessions with Dr. Karen Trollope to express concerns, work through individual issues and delve deeper.
The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention.
When: September 26- November 14, Workshop: November 25th
Group sessions- Tuesdays 7-9:30pm
Individuals sessions- Thursdays, 50 minutes, between 1 and 5pm
Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON
Cost: This program is partially covered by OHIP. Program cost is on a sliding cost.
$320 (includes tax, custom Body Brave guide & workbook, 8 group sessions, 1 day long workshop, 4 individual psychotherapy sessions)