Upcoming Rock Recovery Events

Questions about our events? Contact Christie Dondero, Executive Director: christie@rockrecoveryed.org or 571-255-9906

Rock Recovery’s Third Annual Building Bridges Signature Event at The University Club

Building Bridges was created in response to a growing need in our community for conversation, awareness and education around mental health. This year, Dr. Curt Thompson will serve as the keynote speaker for the event as he unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots and how it can impact the development of mental illness such as eating disorders. He will also provide the tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds.


  • When: Thursday, May 12th, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Where: The University Club, 1135 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Cost: $65 Young Professional, $75 General Admission early bird, $85 general admission.
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Uncovering the Illusion: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

We have been bombarded with unattainable standards of beauty, and there are consequences. Join Rock Recovery and presenting sponsor Center for Discovery for an eye-opening screening of the documentary “The Illusionists” followed by a panel discussion featuring body image, eating disorder and media experts. “The Illusionists” provides insight to communities and individuals about how mass marketing media images are created and how they distort the true meaning of beauty, resulting in individuals feeling self doubt, uncertainty, and having body dissatisfaction. The post-screening discussion will shed light on how media, body dissatisfaction and insecurity can all play a role in the development of disordered eating.


  • When: Thursday, February 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC
  • Cost: $25 includes appetizers and drink ticket
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Barre & Body Image Class

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21 – 28), barre3 and Rock Recovery are combining forces to raise funds to help more people in need of treatment and education. Join us at barre3’s newest location for an afternoon that will make you sweat and smile. Enjoy a 60-minute class followed by a post-class reception with mimosas, snacks and a 10-minute talk on building healthy body image. Learn practical quick tips to integrate into your daily life to find greater health and happiness.


  • When: Saturday, February 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM
  • Where: barre3 Union Station
  • Cost: $24 early-bird rate before February 15th. Price goes up to $29 on February 16th.
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