Group therapies and workshops

Group therapies and workshops

Group therapies and workshops

Therapy and support groups can play a very important role in the healing process. They function as complementary resources to individual psychotherapy and allow you to break the isolation safely, in a climate of respect and trust.

The following groups are open to all and offered several times in the course of the year. It is important to note that an initial meeting with the main organizer of the activity is compulsory for persons who are not clients of the BACA clinic

Skills Group

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

Psychodrama and Family Group

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

Eating Disorders Recovery Group

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

Recovery from Eating Disorders Group

Group therapy consisting of 14 sessions addressed to persons with anorexia or bulimia. The main issues of the eating disorder are discussed:
• Causes and functions
• Cognitive distortions
• Maintenance and recovery factors
• Body image
• The role of the family and relatives
• Tools to promote well-being, etc.

We also provide readings and complementary exercises to consolidate the group work.

Eating Compulsions Group

Group therapy consisting of 14 meetings intended for persons suffering from eating compulsions and/or binge eating disorders. The essential foundations of eating disorders are addressed:
• Causes and functions
• Cognitive distortions
• Maintenance and recovery factors
• Body image
• The role of society
• The loss of one’s dream to be thin
• The role of family and relatives
• Tools to promote well-being, etc.

We also provide readings and complementary exercises to allow you to deepen the work done at the meetings. Please keep in mind that this activity also requires the commitment of an individual follow-up with a minimum frequency of 3 meetings with the main facilitator, Mrs. Lucie Brossard, a nutritional therapist.

Anxiety Group

Group workshop consisting of four meetings for people with symptoms of anxiety in all its forms; generalized anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), etc. The main causes and effects related to the development of anxiety are discussed, in addition to suggesting intervention approaches to decrease the symptoms which are often invasive and debilitating. Proposed readings and complementary exercises are also part of the program to consolidate the group work.

Parents and Relatives Group

Group workshop consisting of four meetings for the parents and relatives of persons suffering from an eating disorder. Discussions focus on the main implications of accompanying a person suffering from an eating disorder, in addition to proposing readings and complementary exercises to consolidate the learning achieved in the group work.

The following groups are open only to BACA Clinic clients and are provided several times during the course of the year. 

Meal Group

Group meetings of one hour and a half offered 5 times a week, where a member of the BACA team shares a meal at the clinic with people being monitored at the clinic. The first part is devoted to the meal and the second part, to providing feedback on the collective experience.

Support Group (open)

Group meeting of one hour and a half every 2 weeks during which a member of the BACA team leads a support group. The first part of the meeting consists of a round table discussion and this is followed by a specific topic related to eating disorders.

Group workshops offered in the framework of intensive follow-ups

Workshops of one hour and a half offered several times a week to clients following an intensive monitoring program at the BACA Clinic. The themes of these group activities vary according to the needs of each individual.

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Eating Disorders Clinic

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2121 Crescent street, suite 200
Montreal (Quebec)  H3G 2C1

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Phone: (514) 544-2323 | 1-833-544-2323
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