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.
Workshops are currently being offered:
Monday, Jan. 27 & Monday, Feb. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 & 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 12 & 19, from 8 to 10 a.m.
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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 Alyssa Ruhland. 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 email@example.com for more information.