My Body, Myself 

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Creating a Body Confident School Environment Workshop

Creating a body confident school environment has never been more challenging. The uptick in students' visual social media -- such as  Instagram and Snapchat -- has left 70% of adolescent girls and 45% of adolescent boys feeling that their body image is a major concern in their lives. 

These body image concerns affect adolescents' mental health and their ability to care for themselves. Adolescents body image issues factor into their school performance as well as their ability to achieve potential in other aspects of their lives. 

This workshop explores: (1) body image issues in adolescence, (2) five steps to create a body confident school environment, and (3) an evidence-based, Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)-compliant body image curriculum that can be taught in middle school and high school.  Book your event

 

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7 Steps to Raising Body Confident Kids

We live in an appearance-obsessed culture. Adolescents consistently list their body image as the #1 concern in their lives. We know the distraction of time wasted worrying about our bodies. As parents, we’d rather they focus on what matters more.

The discussion explores 7 tried-and-true methods of how you can help your sons and daughters with how they think and feel about their bodies. We start by examining our own home enviornment. What words do we use in our homes and what do they convey to our children?  Then we look at ourselves. How much are we a product of a culture that been increasing appearance concerns during our lives? Then we examine how we teach our kids to eat and how we teach them to manage their emotions.  

We explore how to nurture our kids' self-compassion and their intution. And finally, we talk about how to help them find their own voices and develop their own interests. Then they don't have to define themselves by how they look to others so much.  Book your event

 

Daughterwithborder7 Steps to Raising Body Confident Daughters

One of every 8 women will be diagnosed with an eating disorder in her lifetime. Today's statistics are staggering; practically no women had eating disorders 50 years ago. 

We live in a time and place that is brutal on the body confidence of women. Six of every 8 women live with body dissatisfaction caused by our diet culture's obsession with being thin. Disliking your own body is normal in today's world.  But it's not okay.

What can we do to help our daughters navigate their way through our Kardashian Culture?  This discussion offers concrete steps for parents to help their daughters learn to appreciate their bodies and themselves.  Book your event

 

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Mindful Eating

Everyone knows that diets don’t work. We've been trying to manage and control our weight by restricting food for decades. Diets and dieting are not cool today.  What do we do instead?  Today's wisdom asks us to listen to our bodies instead of trying to manage or control them. This practice is called intuitive eating.  Based on the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, we explore how to rewire your brain to eat what you want, when you want, by listening to your body signals, not by focusing on someone else's idea of what you should eat.  By unpacking the way you think about eating, we make 5 small-but-mitey mental shifts in your "eating GPS" and move on to bigger and better things in your life than counting calories, carbs or points.  Book your event

 

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Body Confidence in Kardashian Culture

This crazy world we live in is obsessed with women’s bodies.  This shows up in an individual woman or girl in the way she feels about her own body, her body image.  What happened to our generation? How is it going for our daughters?  Why are the stakes so high for our bodies and appearance and what can be done about it for all women of all ages in the culture?  We discuss how to cultivate body confidence by exploring what that would mean specifically for you. Book your event

  

Workshops on Mindful Eating and Body Confidence

This Workshop discusses how our body and food obsessed culture has affected your ideas about your body.  We discuss the messages about your body that you've received over the course of your life from your environment: media, parents, family and friends. We talk about whole-self care and how that intention provides for better care-taking of yourself than a focus on sculpting your appearance. 

We locate the voice in your head that could be sabotaging positive self-care. Finally, we talk about how you can take what you've learned in the session out into the world.

We also discuss how diets don't work and we talk about what does! We explore how to  listen to our bodies instead of trying to manage or control them. This is intuitive eating.  Based on the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, we explore how to rewire your brain to eat what you want, when you want, by listening to your body signals, not by focusing on someone else's idea of what you should eat.  By unpacking the way you think about eating, we make 5 small-but-mitey mental shifts in your "eating GPS" and move on to bigger and better things in your life than counting calories, carbs or points.  Book your event