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skills for recovery

Eating Disorder Group

Skills for Recovery Group is being offered in partnership with Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS), based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT is a specific type of cognitive-behavioural treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. The essence of DBT is founded on four skill sets intended to teach and adopt healthier methods of coping with painful emotions through acceptance and change. The four skills are:


  • Mindfulness 

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Emotion Regulation 

  • Distress Tolerance 


The Skills for Recovery Group draws on DBT skills to assist with recovery from various eating disorders. Skills for Recovery takes place online group format through Zoom. Group leaders will teach recovery skills and assign homework. The homework will provide an opportunity to practice these new skills in everyday life. You will learn to identify triggers and improve responses to stress and apply mindful eating. With these skills you can regain a healthier relationship with food.


The group will be facilitated by an experienced and trained DBT clinician. Weekly meetings on Tuesday nights for 13- weeks starting in March 2021.


Referrals to the group will involve an intake screening through Lesley Hartman & Associates Inc. to ensure suitability of the group to your needs. Based on this assessment, you will be able to proceed with registration, or you may be provided information about other, more appropriate resources. For more information on the screening process contact us at 902-431-1721. 


Treatment may be eligible for reimbursement through insurance, and a limited number of bursaries are being offered through Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. Please email Shaleen at EDNS>> for more information.

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