Be Body Positive!
This six-week workshop series for middle school students is aimed at supporting youth through their own stories, activities, and discovery by applying a research-based, data-driven program designed by The Body Positive. Health, as defined in The Body Positive model, recognizes the interconnectedness of physical, psychological, and emotional needs in human beings and honors the experience and authority of the individual as the primary path to positive change.
Facilitated by licensed Be Body Positive group facilitator and former Stevenson teacher Kirsten Matsumoto, the program is based around five core competencies: reclaiming health, practicing intuitive self-care, cultivating self-love, declaring one's own authentic beauty, and building community.
Negative body image is linked to poor overall life quality. It also leads to poor self-care, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and self-harming behaviors. It is imperative to help young people create positive relationships with their physical selves in order to achieve their full potential.
Mondays, April 8–May 13
Lincoln Street, 2NW of 7th Avenue in Carmel
To register, contact Lisa de Marignac at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 236-6803.