Are you a female or non-binary student who feels dissatisfied with your body? If so, you’re not alone. Many students struggle with poor body image and the negative thoughts that accompany those feelings.
There is hope. You can improve how you feel and think about your body. RRC is offering a Body Image Improvement Workshop, based on The Body Project, that is designed to help students feel better about their bodies.
Notre Dame Campus Diversity Centre (D208) on Tuesday, April 10 from 4:15 – 7:30pm.
Exchange District Campus room P312 on Thursday, April 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Pizza dinner is provided and spaces are limited, so register soon by completing the online form here: https://blogs.rrc.ca/counselling/resources/body-project/
For more information please call 204-632-2061, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A note on gender. Some students may be concerned as to why men are excluded from this program. We hope the following note answers this concern.
The Body Project program was developed by a team of American researchers who have rigorously studied the program’s effectiveness on eating disorder prevention and body image improvement. The researchers trained several RRC staff and students to run the program according to guidelines that have proved effective in their studies. Unfortunately, when the team studied the effectiveness of the program with groups that included men, the positive impacts on those attending were diminished. This led the research team to recommend that the current RRC program be limited to female and non-binary persons, while they develop an additional program intended for men.
At this time, trained RRC staff and students will facilitate this program for female and non-binary persons only. This is not intended to be exclusionary, but to facilitate a program as recommended based on current research. Should any men wish to discuss eating disorder prevention or body image improvement, they can do so by making an appointment with an RRC counsellor through our online registration form found at: https://blogs.rrc.ca/counselling/about/book-an-appointment/ or by attending one of our offices (NDC – D102; EDC – P210).