Love your Body. Live your Life.

Welcome to The Body Positive! We are creating a world in which people are liberated from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities. Since 1996, The Body Positive has been re-connecting youth and adults to their innate body wisdom for more balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor.

3 Essential Skills
for Loving the
Skin You're In!

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What we do

Professional Trainings

Join us in forwarding our Body Positive movement! Make a difference in the lives of your peers, students, clients, or others by using our Be Body Positive Model curriculum.

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Public workshops

Embody author Connie Sobczak offers public workshops where you can practice new ways of relating to your body and food with more peace, joy, and balanced self-care.

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Campus Leadership

Establish a social climate in your school community where healthy eating, a positive body image, and excellent self-care are the norm.

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THIS IS BEAUTY

A radical reimagining of what beauty is, where it can be found, and how each of us can welcome it into our lives.

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The Body Positive is celebrating 20 years!

In 1997, a group of teen girls gathered in the living room of a borrowed home and shared the difficulties they were experiencing living in their bodies. We had assembled this focus group for a filmed discussion to create a problem statement to share with potential funders in hopes of gaining support for our fledgling nonprofit. Little did we know at the time that these girls, strangers until that day, were not about to let us just walk away with their stories.

Read the full story in the Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue.

Our Model

The Be Body Positive Model is comprised of five core Competencies, the fundamental skills we can practice on a daily basis to live peacefully and healthfully in our bodies. When we become proficient—competent—at using these skills, we are able to care for our whole selves from a place of self-love and appreciation, which allows us to act on our purpose and life goals.

We teach our model through public workshops, professional trainings, student leadership, and our book Embody

"A radical paradigm shift, but so simple, elegant, and intuitive. Love yourself and your body!"
— Brad Buchman, MD, college health physician

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"A radical paradigm shift, but so simple, elegant, and intuitive. Love yourself and your body!"

- Brad Buchman, MD, college health physician

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Looking for ways to invest in the future of powerful female leaders?

Sponsor a student to attend a Be Body Positive Leadership Training.

Upcoming Events

May 12-13, 2017 // BE BODY POSITIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Registration is now open for our May 12-13, 2017 training for professionals in Berkeley, California. Sign up now for early bird pricing ! Learn more and register here.

August 4-6, 2017 // BE BODY POSITIVE leadership summit

Schools can be fertile breeding grounds for insecurity, competition, bullying, and isolation...and you deserve better! Come together with a diverse group of youth leaders and learn to create a Body Positive culture on your campus. Learn more and register here.

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