Intensive Program – New Groups

Mondays 2:30-4:00 – Skills Group with Marie

Help you to develop skills to combat both your eating disorder and the negative emotions and anxiety that often get in the way of recovery, such as:

  • Introduction to Mindfullness
  • Emotion regulation
  • Distress tolerance
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Identifying and combatting cognitive distortions and dysfunctional thoughts
  • Identifying vulnerabilities, triggers and consequences of behaviours

Wednesdays 2:30-4:00pm – Psychodrama and Family Group with Elsa

Drama therapy and Psychodrama utilise performance arts within the therapeutic relationship. These creative experiential approaches emphasize playfulness rather than focusing on pathology and facilitate insight using role play, purposeful improvisation and group dynamics. This therapy group will support you in:

  • Exploring the family relationships that can help or hinder you in your recovery
  • Dealing with the symptoms of depression, isolation and anxiety that often accompany ED by fostering a sense of play and spontaneity
  • Reconnecting with your body and exploring your body image
  • Expressing rage, shame, abandonment and fear in a distanced way
  • Externalizing your ED in order to gain insight
  • Cultivating your compassion and resilience

Fridays 2:30-4:00 – Eating Disorders Recovery Group with Tania

The goal of this group is to identify personal obstacles to recovery and to develop healthy coping mechanisms that will support recovery by:

  • Identifying the stages of change
  • Functions of your eating disorder
  • Pros and Cons of your eating disorder
  • Visualization of a recovered life

Location: BACA Clinic group room
Cost: $80 per group session (see Michelline for payment options)