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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.


2017 Body Project Facilitators

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Body Project for ISU Female-Identified Students

Body Project - Peer Facilitator Application

Body Project - Individual Participant Application

Body Project - Group Requests 

Body Project: More than Muscles for ISU Male-Identified Students

Body Project: More Than Muscles – Male Peer Facilitator Application

Body Project: More Than Muscles - Individual Participant Application

Body Project: More Than Muscles - Group Requests


General Implementations for the Body Project – Spring 2018

Implementation #1: Tuesdays, January 23rd and 30th from 5-7pm
Implementation #2:
Wednesdays, January 24th and 31st from 6-8pm
Implementation #3:
Mondays, February 5th and 12th from 6-8pm
Implementation #4:
Wednesdays, February 7th and 14th from 2-4pm
Implementation #5:
Tuesdays, February 20th and 27th from 6-8pm
Implementation #6:
Thursdays, March 1st and 8th from 5-7pm
Implementation #7:
Thursdays, March 22nd and 29th from 2-4pm
Implementation #8:
Mondays, March 26th and April 2nd from 5-7pm
Implementation #9:
Tuesdays, April 24th and May 1st from 6-8pm









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