Befriend Your Body: Mindful Self Compassion Skills for Eating Disorder Recovery

The Befriend Your Body: Mindful Self Compassion Skills for Eating Disorder Recovery course is based on the well-researched Mindful Self Compassion curriculum designed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and specifically tailored for those in recovery from eating disorder and body image difficulties by eating disorder expert and mindful self compassion teacher Ann Biasetti Ph.D..

This is an 8 session group guided by a registered psychologist experienced in supporting those in ED recovery, trained in CBT-E, certified as a Mindful Self Compassion teacher,  yoga teacher (RYT 200), and mindfulness meditation teacher (IMTA Professional Level Certified).

The Befriend Your Body group is for those at intermediate to advanced stages in recovery, weight restored, and seeking to cultivate wellbeing and prevent ED relapse. This group is intended to be a recovery support, and adjunct to an individual treatment plan, and is not a substitute for responsible medical management and engagement in CBT-E, Maudsley FBT, or other evidence-based interventions for eating disorders.

This course will take place in the Wild Blue Mindfulness meditation studio at Ottawa River Psychology Group at 44 Hawthorne in Old Ottawa East in Ottawa, Ontario.

Course curriculum is eight 2 hour sessions, following the structure of Befriending Your Body: A Self Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating by Ann Saffi Biasetti (2018). Sessions will address the following as they relate to recovery from an eating disorder, maintaining wellbeing and preventing relapse.  Two hour weekly sessions will include yoga, meditation, didactic instruction, inquiry and home practice assignments. Group size limited to maximum 10 participants. Session topics include:

  • Discovering Self Compassion
  • Feeling Broken
  • Building Compassion from the Outside In
  • Embracing Your Power and Independence
  • Becoming Embodied
  • Approaching Recovery with Self Compassion
  • Believing You are Worthy of Healing
  • Finding Healing and Wholeness
  • Growing Into Self Love

Dates & Times:

Course cost is for 8 sessions 5:30 to 7:30 pm (2 hours) on the following Thursdays: September 13, 20, (no class Sept 27), October 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class November 1), November 8, 15.

Course handouts and practice MP3s are included in the fees.

Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans*

Limited seats available. Register now to save your spot.

Course Costs:

This course is a group psychological service offered by a registered health care provider (Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. CPO #4531) for a total of 16 contact hours.

Course cost is $895 per registrant.

Registration downpayment of $295 can be completed either online via eventbrite or by telephone by contacting Ottawa River Psychology Group at 613-656-3331.

Outstanding course fee of $295 downpayment plus $695 (for a total course fee of $895) may be paid via an etransfer to

Total course fees are due as of September 13, 2018.

Course fees are non-refundable following the first class.

*Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.  Many insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this type of course.

Click the link below to register for “Befriend Your Body: Mindful Self Compassion Skills for Eating Disorder Recovery”.


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