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Healthy Body Image

A healthy body image looks different for everyone. For some, this may involve working to feel more comfortable in the body they have and taking care of it. For others, they may not feel comfortable in their own bodies or identify with their body. No matter what a healthy body image for you may be, it can also include basing your self-esteem on many aspects of who you are as a person, not just how much you weigh.

Body image includes what you believe about your own appearance, how you talk to others about your body, your sense of how other people view your body, and how you feel in your body (for example, your comfort with movement).

We strive to create a culture that promotes size diversity, body acceptance, and a healthier body image for all humans.


The Body Project

In collaboration with the Counseling Center, Student Wellness & Health Promotion are excited to bring The Body Project to campus. The Body Project is a body acceptance group that meets once a week for four weeks to discuss our culture of unattainable beauty ideals , how those ideals affect us, and how we can promote more realistic and healthy perspectives. This research-based and evidence-driven program has been delivered to over one million young women around the world and has been proven to improve body satisfaction, reduce the risk for eating disorders, and improve school and social functioning. We ask that you attend all 4 sessions and participate in some basic homework exercises. This will give YOU the best results.

The Body Project Spring 2021 Group Registration: 

The Body Project Group 1

Group 1 starts Friday, February 12. All 4 meetings are on Fridays 3:15-4:15 via zoom. Sign up here TODAY!  

All female-identifying Georgia Southern students are invited to:

·  Register for our group running Spring 2021

·  Meet once a week for four weeks

·  Connect with trained peer educators and other like-minded women.

·  Participation is free

If you are interested or have additional questions, please email wellbeing@georgiasouthern.edu



Disclaimer: Content of the program may be triggering. The Body Project is not treatment for persons struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating. Counseling and Psychological Services offers support to those who struggle with body image concerns, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders. Please visit the Counseling Center website to learn about available services and support.

Last updated: 2/1/2021