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The Body Project Workshop

The Body Project is a two session workshop that is aimed at helping you feel better about your body. This program has been found to improve body satisfaction, reduce risk for eating disorders, and increase campus and social functioning for hundreds of people across the United States. Check out CP Body Project on Instagram and Facebook. Contact us to schedule a workshop for your group at bodyproject@calpoly.edu

 

Information for individuals:

We will have prescheduled Body Project workshops you can sign up for, please email bodyproject@calpoly.edu for more information. Each of the two sessions is two hours long and they are scheduled about a week apart. Session 1 is focused on helping you identify and challenge the thin ideal. Session 2 is focused on how to communicate to others about these myths.

 

Information for groups:

If you would like us to come and present the Body Project to your group, please note that the workshop should not be mandated, although it can be strongly encouraged. We require a minimum of 6 people in the group and a maximum of 12. We may be able to accommodate larger groups by running two sessions at the same time. Each of the two sessions is two hours long and should be scheduled about a week apart, no less than four days and no more than twelve. Please contact us at least 2 weeks before you hope to have the workshop presented.

 

Individuals or groups this workshop is not a good fit for:

  • If you are a male-identified individual or are a co-ed group this workshop is not a good fit. Researchers found that the group, in its current configuration, does not work as well when co-ed. There is a new group in development to include men and we will update the site once it becomes available.
  • If you are currently struggling with an eating disorder, this workshop is likely not a good fit for you at this time, as it could be overwhelming or triggering. Please come in to Counseling Services to find out about another group and other resources available specifically for you.
  • If you are a college athletics group, researchers have found that this workshop does not adequately address the complexity of the relationship athletes have with their bodies. There is a workshop currently in development and we will update the site once it becomes available.

To Become a Student-Leader

If you would like to apply to become a Body Project student-leader please contact us at bodyproject@calpoly.edu to fill out an application. We accept applications starting in Winter quarter and train student-leaders at the start of Spring quarter. Student-leaders make a commitment to conduct workshops for the following academic year.

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