Body Positive GT


The Body Positive

Through the generous allotment from JAC, Health Initiatives is bringing The Body Positive to Georgia Tech.  The mission of The Body Positive program is, “To teach people how to develop balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor so they can focus on the things in life that really matter.” Research completed in 2014 at Stanford University demonstrated that the Be Body Positive model is strongly associated with self-compassion, healthy eating and exercise, more satisfying relationships, emotional wellbeing, and lower levels of anxiety.  We hope to bring this mindset to Georgia Tech to create a culture where positive body image, healthful eating, and self-care are the expected norms. 

To gain access to the following:

Be Body Positive Fundamentals course: A deeper dive into the 5 Competencies for personal exploration

“With the Be Body Positive Fundamentals Course, you have the opportunity to transform your relationship with your body (and whole self) into one that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor. In this course, The Body Positive’s co-founders, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, CEDS-S, bring their work to life through engaging teaching and storytelling. You’ll have access to videos, guided meditations, and worksheets where you can do your own self-exploration with the course material.

You’ll gain tools to overcome the obstacles that block you from:

Being as kind to yourself as you are to others

Learning and growing through making “mistakes”

Developing sustainable eating and exercise habits

Trusting your intuitive wisdom to help you make choices—big and small

Having a relationship with your body and beauty that is connected to your life force

Living with more freedom, confidence, and joy—and finding humor in being human!” – The Body

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Body Positive Health course

This course is an abridged version (2hr) of the full fundamentals course. Not sure if you’re ready for the full course? This is a great place to start! You can decide to complete the fundamentals course after learning more.

Interested in becoming a Body Positive facilitator?

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These opportunities are open to students, faculty, and staff

Body Positive GT Resources

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Looking to learn more about Body Positivity?  Here are some great resources!

The Body Positive

Kristin Neff TED Talk on Self-compassion

The Body Positive TED Talk

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Programs & Services

Fit to Thrive

Fit to Thrive is a 4-week series designed to teach students, faculty, and staff how to incorporate the dimensions of well-being into their daily lives so that they can flourish and be fulfilled. Learn more about the program and register here. 

Intuitive Eating Program

No more dieting! Explore your relationship with food, dieting, and personal body image through this program.

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