Residentail Program

Live in Support, a residential program, 24/7 round the clock one on one care, full boarding with a private room, pets welcome.

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    Phase I
    Pre-Counselling

    4-8 weeks

    Weekly one-on-one counselling for an hour. This takes place over a 4-8 week period, which prepares you for the more intense fight against the disorder. This part is important because you need to enter the residential program fully committed and with the desire to let go.
    You enter with the goal that at the end of this period you will want to step away from your dysfunctional relationship with food. This is not because of how your body looks, or because caregivers, friends, and or partners are begging or forcing you to; but because you have had enough of the quality of life the disorder is giving you. The benefits of having the disorder no longer feel “worth it”.
    Even though you are scared of life without the disorder, you feel the limitations within your life as a result of ED. The nature of having an eating disorder means there are a lot of dichotomies, such as struggling with wanting to maintain this life but not to at the same time. This is just how it is, and having this present doesn’t mean that you don’t want to embrace recovery. It just means, you do and you don’t. Our first task will be to have the “I do” become louder than the “I don’t”.

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    Phase II
    Residential Immersion;
    Live in Support

    6-8-10 weeks Pre-transition : Last 2 weeks

    During this intensive phase, you will embrace 24/7, seven days a week, one-on-one counselling support. Every minute of your day you will be guided and challenged with an expert by your side.
    Pre and Post-Meal Support: includes normalizing eating in various settings and scenarios (eating out, ordering in, etc.) as well as introducing variety. You will learn how to recognize when your food choices (even during your recovery) are being manipulated by the disorder and eating becomes dysfunctional. We call this disordered recovery; when you develop a “new” safe food repertoire and mistake it for a win.
    Developing Self-Care: This includes developing strategies to manage and maintain sleep, hygiene, and other daily tasks in your everyday life. Your program may include art therapy, nature walks, outings, DIY projects, and volunteering.
    Hybrid Integration: The final two weeks of your program will be a combination of part-time residency and your home environment. This period gives you the opportunity to return home in "small dosage” where you may face challenges and struggles. During your transitioning period, these challenges can be addressed when you return to residency, where you will be able to explore and prepare yourself to manage these situations.

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    Phase III
    Transition & Integration;
    Post Counselling

    13 weeks

    During this critical phase, you will work with your support team at a minimum of 3 - 4 days a week, or as much as required. This period is very important as you will be doing much more than simply maintaining your changes. You will also be continuing your recovery journey and embracing new challenges in the environments that used to be a struggle, where your disorder had been constantly fed. In order to maintain what you have achieved during your residency, we have designed a very structured transitioning model to ensure your highest potential for success. This includes guidance on all aspects of your life, such as career, education/studies, relocation, and settling into your new environment. As well, you will develop ownership and responsibility for where your life is heading.

Hope is a possibility that gives strength Krisztina Marshall Founder and Eating Disorder Consultant

Admission Process

  • No formal diagnosis required

  • No professional referral required

  • Goal is to cover the cost of the program by donations

The admission process is simple, with no formal diagnosis or professional referral required. Our ultimate goal is to have all program costs covered by donations.