be body positive


Chicago, Illinois

October 5 - 6, 2018

FriDay & Saturday
October 5 & 6, 2018
9am - 5pm
Location will be announced soon!
(wheelchair accessible)

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Join us in Chicago—the Windy City, the City of Broad Shoulders, the Second City—during the most beautiful month that it knows: October. Watch the leaves change against the backdrop of glorious Lake Michigan as you experience a powerful and transformational weekend with The Body Positive.

“My journey with Body Positive Cornell (BPC) started almost two and a half years ago. I am not over-exaggerating when I say that this is a life-saving program. Not only did my social support system strengthen, the material also led me to understand and embrace self-compassion. BPC released time, energy and love I never knew existed. Learning how to ‘calm my critical voice’ improved my overall mental health, as well as my athletic performance. I believe that knowing how to be at peace with your existence is absolutely crucial to reaching your potential.”

—Victoria Everett, Cornell University Be Body Positive Leader

At this Be Body Positive Facilitator Training, you will:

  • Receive your own copy of our comprehensive Be Body Positive Facilitator Manual and Group Curriculum with step-by-step instructions for teaching our powerful Competencies in individual and group settings with clients. Click here to download samples of the Curriculum.
  • Experience the power of our Model to enhance your relationship with your own body, improve your self-care, and prevent burnout.
  • Gain confidence and invaluable skills to work with people struggling with eating and body image problems.
  • Engage in dialogue to understand the impact of intersecting identities, discrimination and privilege on body image and self-care.
  • Build relationships with other treatment professionals, educators, high school and college students, and athletic trainers who are passionate about ending eating disorders and creating Body Positive communities.
“Connie and Elizabeth provided a good balance of explaining the curriculum and allowing participants to experience it. They established a safe and nurturing environment and allowed for multiple viewpoints and opinions.”
—Be Body Positive Facilitator Training participant, Berkeley, CA, May 2017

We are currently seeking sponsorship for this event.
Please contact us for more information.


Early Bird Pricing

Get $150 off if you register by June 15th!
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Need to spread out the cost?

Pay your registration fee in five installments for a small processing fee of $5 per charge.
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If you register by June 15th, you will receive our year-long Be Body Positive Booster Package for FREE. This phenomenal package includes:

  • 4 webinars based on trained facilitators’ questions and needs, for example:
    * How to fill a group on a school campus
    * How to help reluctant participants to embrace Health At Every Size
    * How to handle group participation challenges
    ($388 value)

  • 2 bonus videos to show to your groups, highlighting people of diverse identities and how they embody the Competencies ($114 value)
  • 2 bonus group activities (e.g., lessons geared towards specific communities, art projects, etc.) ($98 value)
  • 40% discount on online courses. (CEU’s available) ($27-$234 value)

Total Value: $834

Are you a student? Please email for student pricing.

Scholarships Available!

Due to the generosity of Sarah Brightwood of the Szekely Family Foundation, and our event sponsors, we are happy to say that we will offer $3,500 in scholarships for students and adults working with youth who need assistance to attend this training. The funds are divided into one full scholarship and five $500 scholarships. Please see the table below for deadlines and availability.

Full scholarship deadline: Friday, June 15th
Status: 1 available

$500 scholarship deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis, final deadline of Friday, June 15th
Status: 5 available