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The Body Acceptance Workshop is a dissonance-based body-acceptance session 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 the workshop include improved body satisfaction, improved mood, reduced use of unhealthy weight-control behaviors and decreased binge eating and other eating disorder symptoms.

Participants attend one 2-hour session facilitated by two trained leaders. The group size is capped at a maximum of 12 participants.

Spring 2023 Schedule

All sessions will be held in the University Health Center, room 126 (north side of the building across from Big Red Resilience & Well-being).

  • Thursday, February 23, from 12-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 7, from 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. ** Canceled **

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact the CAPS office at 402-472-7450. When speaking with CAPS front desk staff, let them know your plans to attend the workshop and which date/time you plan to attend. If you have any other questions regarding the workshop, then please ask to speak with a Body Acceptance Coordinator.

The Body Acceptance Workshop is ideal for groups. If you are part of a student group, sorority or RSO and are interested in having a workshop facilitated, please call CAPS and ask to speak with a CAPS Body Acceptance Coordinator.