Body Image Therapy Group

Do you struggle with your body image? Do you feel like you’re constantly thinking about your body and how it looks? Do you find these constant thoughts about body are interfering with your quality of life? Is having a better relationship with your body something that would benefit you?

You are not alone! Our society places emphasis on body image & wanting to achieve the “ideal body type.”
Research demonstrates that up to 90% of women feel unhappy with their body.

Join us for this 6-week group counselling program focused on body image. 

This group is suitable for adults who:

    • Struggle with body image or self-esteem
    • Compare themselves to others
    • Have anxiety related to their appearance
    • Experience difficulties with relationship with food such as restriction, binge eating, or emotional eating*
    • Identify as a woman or non-binary folks who identify with the struggles associated with being mis-gendered as a woman

    *note: if you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or suspect you may have an eating disorder, please connect with me to determine if this group would be appropriate for you supportive to your recovery. You can book a discovery call or email me at gillian@superyou.ca

Group Intentions:

    • Create a space of safety, honest dialogue, and growth
    • Cultivate curiosity, encouragement, and compassion (for self and others)
    • Explore the real-life challenges to having a “good body image” within a culture that marginalizes diverse bodies
    • Understand what body image is, what influences it, and what you can do about it
    • Engage in embodiment practices that encourage a nurturing, compassionate relationship with body

Dates & Details:

When: Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 8:30pm, May 1 – June 12 (no session May 29)

Where: Bethlehem Centre (Tabor Room)

Registration Fee: $300+GST ($315)*

*I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #22774) and receipts will be provided for extended benefits coverage. All extended plans differ, so please confirm with your plan regarding coverage if this is important to you.


What to expect:

Each 2-hour session will include a short grounding/ meditation (seated in chairs), group learning/ discussion topic, and an embodiment practice. The embodiment practices can be completed in an attire (fitness attire is not required) and practices are inclusive for all abilities and mobilities. Between sessions, participants will be invited to explore a practice or journalling exercise (optional, but encouraged).

This is a small group format (minimum 6, maximum 8). 

Therapist and Authentic Health Coach Gillian Goerzen

Meet your Group Facilitator:

Hi! I’m Gillian. I’m a therapist, body-positive health coach, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology, and a BSc in Kinesiology (along with registration as a yoga/ fitness instructor and personal trainer). I’m also a woman who has navigated her own path of recovery from Eating Disorder and challenges with her body image. Philosophically, I align with a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach, which means I believe in weight inclusivity and neutrality, health enhancement disentangled from weight, respectful care for all bodies, eating for well-being, and the promotion of life-enhancing movement. Most importantly I believe that you deserve to feel at home and empowered in your body (you have bodily autonomy!). It would be my honour to help you discover your path to body peace.

To Register:

Registration is now closed. If you would like to be notified about the next offering of this group please email me at gillian@superyou.ca

Receipts & formalities:

Receipts will be provided and some extended benefits plans may reimburse full or partial fees (please inquire directly with your provider). As this is a group counselling format, all participants will be required to sign an informed consent.



If you have questions about whether this group is a fit for you, or would like more information, please email me at gillian@superyou.ca