CAPS will be closed Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2, 2023, during the university's holiday closedown. If you're in crisis, please call 402.472.7450 and follow the prompts for immediate assistance (24/7).
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.
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.