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Body Project

The Body Project

Student Counseling Services, in collaboration with Health Promotion and Wellness, is offering female ISU students the opportunity to engage in the Body Project, a program developed to help establish and maintain a positive body image. Using a variety of fun and engaging media literacy and self-awareness exercises, activities and discussions teach participants to embrace the healthy ideal and their own body image, counter fat-talk in their daily life, promote Body Activism, and embrace non-appearance related characteristics in themselves and in others.

The Body Project is the first scientifically supported eating disorder prevention program, but the main focus of the workshop is on body image. Over 80% of college-age women feel pressured to be a certain weight. Exposure to an unrealistic, ultra-thin ideal through the media can have a devastating effect on self-esteem and the body image of yourself and others. The Body Project is effective in challenging students' perspectives on the ultra-thin ideal and creating a more positive image of themselves.

These trainings are separated into either two workshops that last for two hours each, or four workshops that last for one hour each. Upon completion of the training, students will receive a Certificate of Participation. NOTE: Because the training will require students to discuss vulnerable topics related to body image, if a student has a history of an eating disorder, it's best that you wait to participate until 2 years post recovery. The Body Project is also an approved program for ISU Leads and completion of the training can be used to meet a requirement for the Leadership and Civic Engagement Pillar.

We also have training sessions for those who are interested in becoming a facilitator of the Body Project. In the training session, students learn how to facilitate the Body Project for their own RSO or other interested peers. In the participant version, we will provide trained peer facilitators for you to experience the Body Project.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jenni Thome, Body Image and Eating Disorder Outreach Coordinator, at jlthome@ilstu.edu or Jim Almeda, Health Promotion & Wellness, at jralmed@ilstu.edu.


2016 Body Project Facilitators

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Body Project Peer Facilitator Training Application

Body Project Application-Individual

Body Project Application-Groups 


Facilitator Trainings - Fall 2017 

Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Day 1); 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (Day 2)

Tuesday and Thursday, September 19 and 21; 5:00 to 9:00 pm


General Implementations - Fall 2017

Implementation 1:  Mondays, September 18 and 25; 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Implementation 2:  Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4; 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Implementation 3:  Tuesdays, October 3 and 10;  2:00 to 4:00 pm

Implementation 4:  Wednesdays, October 25 and November 1; 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Implementation 5:  Tuesdays, November 7 and 14; 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Implementation 6:  Thursdays, November 9 and 16; 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Implementation 7:  Mondays, November 27 and December 4; 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Implementation 8:  Thursdays, November 30 and December 7; 6:00 to 8:00 pm









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