What WE Do

The Body Positive is a national organization that offers a variety of resources and programming to teach and inspire youth and adults to value their health, unique beauty, and identity so they can use their vital resources of time, energy, and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in the world.

Our ultimate goal is to end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence. We are especially concerned about poor body image in teens and young adults. With the inspiration and skills provided by The Body Positive, those who work with us are free to live balanced, joyful, and purposeful lives, and surmount the major obstacles to achieving their academic goals and healthy relationships.

We find great joy in supporting individuals as they practice self-love and create a peaceful relationship with their bodies. We also delight in teaching high school and college students, educators, professionals, and activists to use our engaging curricula to create Be Body Positive programs in their schools, community organizations, and treatment practices. Read below for specifics on how you can bring our work into your life.

Professional Trainings

Join us in forwarding The Body Positive movement! Make a difference in the lives of those you work with by using our research-based Be Body Positive Model and curriculum. Attend one of our scheduled 2-day trainings around the country or host one in your own community. Learn more.

Online Courses

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 The Body Positive Institute, our new online course platform. Enroll now.

Public Workshops

Embody author Connie Sobczak offers public workshops where you can practice new ways of relating to your body and food that lead to more peace, joy, and balanced self-care. Spend time with Connie and learn how to turn your fears into love and "flaws" into beauty! Learn more.

Campus leadership

Establish a social climate in your school community where healthy eating, a positive body image, and excellent self-care are the norm! The Body Positive trains students and educators to use our research-based Model and curriculum to create powerful student-driven programs aimed at building Body Positive school campuses. Attend one of our scheduled 2-day trainings around the country or host one in your own community. Learn more.

Resources

Can't make it to a training or workshop? A great way to get to know us is to read Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!). We also provide resources for those seeking clinical consultation and services. Learn more.