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The Body Acceptance Program is a dissonance-based body-acceptance workshop. It is designed to help college-age women resist and challenge sociocultural pressures to conform to the thin-ideal and reduce their pursuit of unrealistic appearance standards. Women participate in verbal, written, and behavioral exercises to establish and maintain a positive body image. Results achieved from these workshops include improved body satisfaction, improved mood, reduced use of unhealthy weight-control behaviors, and decreased binge eating and other eating disorder symptoms.

The Body Acceptance Program consists of two 2-hour sessions facilitated by two leaders (who have attended the workshop and been trained to facilitate the program) and is attended by a group of women participants. The group size is capped at a maximum of 12 participants. The two sessions are held on the same day and time over two consecutive weeks.

Thursday, March 24 & 31, from 10 a.m. to Noon
Friday, Mar. 25 & April 1, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Interested in participating in a workshop?

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If you would like to have a one-on-one consultation about body positivity, please call CAPS at 402-472-7450 and request a consultation with Jenifer Manstedt. She will offer one-on-one consultations in the interim.

The Body Acceptance Program is ideal for groups. If you are part of a student group, sorority, or RSO and are interested in having a workshop facilitated, please contact bodyacceptance@unl.edu for more information.