The Body Positive

The Body Positive teaches people how to overcome the conflicts they have with their bodies so they can lead happier, more productive lives. They encourage a way of thinking that gives people the opportunity to find their way through the myriad confusing messages about how to live their lives, how to choose what to believe about themselves, and how to inhabit their bodies. In doing so, each and every person can cultivate a relationship to herself or himself that is alive, vital, and loving.

The Body Positive is a community of people who support one other in laying down the burdens of judgment, comparison, and shame. They include themselves—and all humans—in their definition of beauty because they believe that soul expression and life force are the qualities that make a person truly attractive. They have chosen to pursue joyful healthy lives with a focus on purposeful living.

service overview

- Professional Training
We train professionals to use our Be Body Positive Model, which combines skills of self-compassion, intuition, creativity, and social connection to help people reclaim their beauty, purpose, and the joy of living in their unique bodies. Join us for an experiential and practical training to learn the Five Competencies of our Be Body Positive Model for use in your professional practice with clients who struggle with eating disorders or body image problems.

- Online Courses
The Body Positive Institute: After twenty years of helping people create joyful and peaceful relationships with their bodies and whole selves, we are delighted to share our life-changing resources with the world through this online platform. The courses you’ll find within the walls of this Institute will allow you to embody the five Competencies of our Be Body Positive Model. Whether your goal is to deepen your relationship with your own body, help a loved one, or cultivate new skills in your professional practice, The Body Positive Institute is the place to be.

- Campus Leadership
The Body Positive offers life-transforming leadership trainings for initiating powerful, student-driven programs aimed at building Body Positive high school and college campuses. We provide the training and educational materials needed for students and staff to become Body Positive leaders who work to establish a social climate in the school community where healthy eating, a positive body image, and excellent self-care are the norm.

- Resources
Our book Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) offers hope and a gentle path to self-love. Use the Be Body Positive practices at the end of each chapter to work personally with our five Competencies or share them with your clients. People often tell us that reading Embody is like sitting down and having a conversation with Connie!

P.O. Box 7801
Berkeley, California 94707
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