Outward Bound & Women of Courage
Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization who’s mission is to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world.
OBC’s Women of Courage Program offers inspiring journeys of adventure, challenge and healing in the Canadian wilderness for women who, traditionally, have experienced violence and/or abuse. Led by OBC’s expert team of talented and compassionate female instructors, courses focus predominantly on increasing self-esteem and self-reliance, building supportive relationships with other women, enhancing body awareness and encouraging a sense of physical strength - serving as a catalyst for powerful growth and change. Since 1988, over 1000 women have experienced this transformative journey with Outward Bound Canada.
Why an OBC Program for ED?
Those fighting eating disorders often come to a point in recovery where they realize how significantly they lost their sense of identify to the disorder. That reality makes challenging, as without a clear sense of self, it becomes difficult to motivate one’s self enough to build a life worth living, distinct from ED.
Eating disorders isolate the sufferer from others and loose connection with their social circle – reinforcing challenges of trust, self-worth, assertiveness, and other social skills.
Finally, those with eating disorders also tend to engage in patterns of experiential avoidance and show decreased cognitive and experiential flexibility.
Learn More or Help Fund the Project
Download the project proposal here.
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