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Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Debunking Diets

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Curious whether the latest diet trends can actually deliver what they promise? Let’s put the myths to rest around fad diets like keto, celery juicing, intermittent fasting, and ‘clean eating’. Join Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers in this 2-hour workshop as she explores some of the science behind modern mainstream diets, looks at the diet-binge cycle and ultimately explains why these diets don’t work. This will be an interactive workshop where you will get to share some of the dieting myths you’ve heard and have them debunked once and for all. And just to be clear, this workshop is NOT promoting weight loss or any type of diet-culture lifestyle. 

Open to anyone.

Workshop content developed and facilitated by Courtenay Vickers of Courtenay Vickers RD.

*Content warning for those who may feel triggered by ‘diet talk’. However all content will be coming from a weight-inclusive, non-diet lens and with sensitivity for those with eating disorders.

Where: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON.

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

Registration required. An initial meeting is not required for this group.

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Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Exploring Yoga in Recovery

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Learning to trust the body is an important part of recovery so it makes sense to include it in the process. But how do we do that if we still see physical movement and activity solely as a means to change the body?

It can be a challenge, but if we can consider the idea that the body can teach the mind, we can begin to approach movement from a place of curiosity and exploration as a way to begin to listen to, and ultimately trust, the body.

Join Kristen Wilson, registered yoga instructor, in this 4-week series to explore sensation within the body through the use of slow, conscious, rhythmic movement and adaptive yoga techniques.

This is a collaborative series that is open to anyone, regardless of perceived ability, who desires to explore sensation and movement as part of their recovery process.

Bio:

Kristen Wilson is a registered yoga instructor. She is eating disorder-recovered and also lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder. She uses adaptive yoga principles and teachings to support her own recovery and she enjoys supporting others by sharing what she has learned, and continues to learn, through her own practice and experience.

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

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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Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Exploring Yoga in Recovery

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Learning to trust the body is an important part of recovery so it makes sense to include it in the process. But how do we do that if we still see physical movement and activity solely as a means to change the body?

It can be a challenge, but if we can consider the idea that the body can teach the mind, we can begin to approach movement from a place of curiosity and exploration as a way to begin to listen to, and ultimately trust, the body.

Join Kristen Wilson, registered yoga instructor, in this 4-week series to explore sensation within the body through the use of slow, conscious, rhythmic movement and adaptive yoga techniques.

This is a collaborative series that is open to anyone, regardless of perceived ability, who desires to explore sensation and movement as part of their recovery process.

Bio:

Kristen Wilson is a registered yoga instructor. She is eating disorder-recovered and also lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder. She uses adaptive yoga principles and teachings to support her own recovery and she enjoys supporting others by sharing what she has learned, and continues to learn, through her own practice and experience.

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

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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Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Exploring Yoga in Recovery

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Learning to trust the body is an important part of recovery so it makes sense to include it in the process. But how do we do that if we still see physical movement and activity solely as a means to change the body?

It can be a challenge, but if we can consider the idea that the body can teach the mind, we can begin to approach movement from a place of curiosity and exploration as a way to begin to listen to, and ultimately trust, the body.

Join Kristen Wilson, registered yoga instructor, in this 4-week series to explore sensation within the body through the use of slow, conscious, rhythmic movement and adaptive yoga techniques.

This is a collaborative series that is open to anyone, regardless of perceived ability, who desires to explore sensation and movement as part of their recovery process.

Bio:

Kristen Wilson is a registered yoga instructor. She is eating disorder-recovered and also lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder. She uses adaptive yoga principles and teachings to support her own recovery and she enjoys supporting others by sharing what she has learned, and continues to learn, through her own practice and experience.

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

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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Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Exploring Yoga in Recovery

yogainrecovery.png

Learning to trust the body is an important part of recovery so it makes sense to include it in the process. But how do we do that if we still see physical movement and activity solely as a means to change the body?

It can be a challenge, but if we can consider the idea that the body can teach the mind, we can begin to approach movement from a place of curiosity and exploration as a way to begin to listen to, and ultimately trust, the body.

Join Kristen Wilson, registered yoga instructor, in this 4-week series to explore sensation within the body through the use of slow, conscious, rhythmic movement and adaptive yoga techniques.

This is a collaborative series that is open to anyone, regardless of perceived ability, who desires to explore sensation and movement as part of their recovery process.

Bio:

Kristen Wilson is a registered yoga instructor. She is eating disorder-recovered and also lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder. She uses adaptive yoga principles and teachings to support her own recovery and she enjoys supporting others by sharing what she has learned, and continues to learn, through her own practice and experience.

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

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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Jun
27
4:30 PM16:30

Body Talk

Body talk body image online workshop

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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Jun
20
4:30 PM16:30

Befriending Yourself

befriending yourself

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

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

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

Location: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

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Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, starts June 13, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

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This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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Jun
13
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

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Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, starts June 13, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

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This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

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This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

Nondiet Nutrition Basics.png

This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

Nondiet Nutrition Basics.png

This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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May
16
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

mindful breathing

Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, runs from April 25 to May 16, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

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This 4-week online educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Where: Online, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s secure online video conferencing system (a link will be sent to you by email one week before the group starts. All instructions will be included).

When: Tuesdays, May 14-June 18, 1-2:15pm

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

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

mindful breathing

Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, runs from April 25 to May 16, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Examining Relationships with Exercise

Examining Relationships with Exercise

This workshop is designed for those who identify with exercise compulsion or those interested in examining their relationship with exercise as it relates to body image. Strategies to self-assess this relationship, and tools to navigate physical activity/exercise exploration in safer ways will be examined.

Join Jay Walker, an associate of the Umbrella Mental Health Network, a network of queer and trans-identified mental health professionals who work primarily in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirited (LGBTQIA2S) community within Toronto.

When? Monday May 6th, 7-8:15pm

Where? Online through our secure online video conferencing system, the Ontario Telemedicine Network.

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

Registration required. Initial client meeting NOT required for this group.

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May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

mindful breathing

Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, runs from April 25 to May 16, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Breathing

mindful breathing

Through guided mindful breathing exercises, and short periods of silently meditating on our breathing, we improve our ability to stay focused in the present moment, without regretting the past or worrying or rushing to the future. Within a small group, those who wish to share are then welcome  to do so in this supportive space. Experienced group leader Ginny Megin, who has dealt with eating issues herself, has seen benefits from this practical approach, the main ones being a greater sense of calm and more moments of random happiness. No experience is needed.

Each session is stand alone. Registration for all sessions is not required.

When: Thursdays, runs from April 25 to May 16, 10:30-11:30am

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.

Yoga mats, blocks and props are available at Body Brave.

Registration is required. An initial appointment is NOT required for this group. 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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Apr
24
4:30 PM16:30

Body Talk

Body talk body image workshop

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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Apr
17
4:30 PM16:30

Befriending Yourself

befriending yourself

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

Developed and facilitated by Martina Mariglia, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

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

Location: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Initial meeting is not required for this group.

Registration required. 

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

non-diet Nutrition Basics

This 4-week educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Limited spots available. Registration is required. Visit: www.livingbodybrave.com/register

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Diet Nutrition Basics

non-diet Nutrition Basics

This 4-week educational workshop series is focused on developing your nutrition knowledge from a non-diet, weight-inclusive lens. Each week we will dive into a different nutrition topic such as understanding macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), the anatomy and physiology of digestion and metabolism, an introduction to weight science, and debunking some common nutrition myths. Throughout this series we will be revisiting the idea of building a healthy relationship to food, and how to integrate your new-found nutrition knowledge in your life. This group is open to anyone, but is not a substitute for individualized 1:1 nutrition counselling.

*Content warning* for those who are easily triggered by discussing nutrition in detail (ie: some use of numbers for teaching purposes), however all material is designed with these sensitivities in mind.

Developed by Facilitated by Non-Diet Dietitian Courtenay Vickers RD.

Limited spots available. Registration is required. Visit: www.livingbodybrave.com/register

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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
23
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring Yoga In Recovery

Exploring yoga in eating disorder recovery

In this workshop, you will challenge some of your ideas about yoga and exercise and learn new ways to incorporate movement, and your body, into your recovery and your life, in a supportive manner.

This is a collaborative workshop that is open to anyone, regardless of perceived ability, who wants to explore movement as part of their recovery process.

This workshop is created and led by Kristen Wilson, a registered yoga teacher. Kristen is also eating disorder-recovered and understands the challenges of physical movement when approached through the lens of an eating disorder. She uses basic yoga principles and teachings to support her own recovery and enjoys supporting others by sharing what she has learned through her own practice and experience.


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Mar
16
1:30 PM13:30

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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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
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
18
5:00 PM17:00

Body Talk

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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 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
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
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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