THE GRRRL PROJECT CERTIFICATION COURSE (pre-conference, limited special ticket)
IF YOU GREW UP BEING INFLUENCED BY ‘DIET CULTURE’ AND HATING YOUR BODY, THEN YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS TRAINING.
JOIN DR CAROLYN BECKER, CO-CREATOR OF THE BODY PROJECT, AND HER CO-PILOT, GRRRL MFCEO, FOR A FULL DAY OF TRAINING TO BECOME A FACILITATOR OF THE BODY PROJECT! IF YOU WANT TO DIRECTLY HELP CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GIRLS, THEN YOU MUST NOT MISS OUR FIRST PILOT-PROGRAM TRAINING!
(THIS SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT IS AVAILABLE TO 40 WOMEN, AND INCLUDES YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION PLUS CATERED LUNCH)
WE ALL WANT TO BE APART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN OURSELVES.
SO MANY OF US CRAVE WAYS TO HELP CREATE A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, BUT AREN’T SURE WHERE TO LOOK OR HOW TO GET STARTED.
WHETHER YOU’RE DIRECTLY WORKING WITH GIRLS, OR SIMPLY WANT TO EMPOWER YOURSELF TO LEARN TO HELP BE A STRONGER LEADER IN THE WORLD OF FIGHTING BACK AGAINST DIET CULTURE, THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO ANYONE 18 YEARS AND OLDER AND REQUIRES NO PRIOR TRAINING OR QUALIFICATIONS.
Straight from our partner NEDA’s website:
Thirty million people in the United States alone, will struggle with a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives. Prevention and early intervention efforts aimed to increase body acceptance can reduce disordered eating symptoms as well as help to create an environment that encourages healthy recovery. Numerous studies have linked exposure to prevalent “appearance ideal” in mass media to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating.
Research has shown when women/girls talk about the “appearance-ideal” (sometimes referred to as the thin-ideal, beauty-ideal, or cultural-ideal) portrayed in the mass media, and discuss how to challenge pressures to conform to these pressures, it makes them feel better about their bodies. One program that has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating, is the Body Project.
Backed by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project is a group-based intervention that provides a forum for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, written, and behavioral exercises.
- Define the “appearance” ideal and explore its origin
- Examine the costs of pursuing this ideal
- Explore ways to resist pressures to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty
- Discuss how to challenge personal body-related concerns
- Learn new ways to talk more positively about our bodies
- Talk about how we can best respond to future pressures to conform to societal standards of beauty