ED Recovery Success: From Survivor To Helping Champion

With Sonia Seguin (Executive Director at Body Brave) and Annina Schmid (Feminist Counsellor) 


  • What full eating disorder recovery means to Sonia and Annina
  • The three exact steps Sonia took to achieve full recovery from her eating disorder
  • How Sonia changed her narrative, became an ED survivor and then a helping champion 
  • Which FREE online and in-person supports Sonia's organization Body Brave offers 
  • Which cool initiatives Body Brave is currently working on

SIGN-UP BONUS: "Recovery Planner 2019" - a PDF file that comes complete with quarterly themes to help you transform, monthly goal setting to make getting started easier and faster, a relapse prevention section that helps you keep track of what works best for you, meal and snack planning sections to keep you well-nourished and happy, and weekend planning to keep you safe.


Please note that this webinar is pre-recorded and will be delivered to your inbox to view at your convenience on Friday, November 16th, at 12pm EST.

About Your Presenters

In 2016, Sonia, who holds Master’s in Business and Economics from Wilfrid Laurier and is a trained Yoga and Meditation teacher, founded Body Brave to provide innovative support options for those struggling with eating disorders and their families. 

Before founding Body Brave, she worked as Economic Analyst for the Burlington Economic Development Corporation.

Given her professional backgroud, Sonia has a particular interest in innovative, game-changing approaches that will drive systemic change in the eating disorder landscape.  

Sonia suffered from an eating disorder during her late teens and early 20s and was able to achieve recovery through a combination of approaches and supports that she'll talk about more in this webinar. 

She brings her passion and experiences of recovery not only to Body Brave, but also to our conversation.

Alongside Annina, Sonia was one of 30 Canadians chosen by the Canadian Eating Disorders Priority Setting Partnership to co-establish the top ten research priorities in the field of eating disorders.

Annina Schmid (M.A.) is a feminist counsellor who helps people recover from disordered eating, drinking and substance use. She employs solution-focused dialogue and positive psychology to support her clients in making lasting life changes. 

Annina works within a harm reduction framework that is embedded in a Health at Every Size® philosophy and supported by Intuitive Eating strategies.  

Annina is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA).  

She holds an Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMaster University, an Addiction Medicine Online Diploma from the British Columbia Centre On Substance Use, and previously worked at Sheena's Place in Toronto.  

Having fully recovered from an eating disorder and problematic drinking herself, Annina knows not only that the struggle is real, but that hope is worth it and full recovery is possible with the right supports. 

Executive Director Body Brave

Sonia Seguin Executive Director, Body Brave

Annina Schmid Feminist Counsellor