It takes real-life strategies to recognize harmful ideals about beauty and health and then reject them and develop body image resilience throughout the process.
For people looking for a more systematic approach to tacking body image issues, we spent two years developing our Beauty Redefined 8-Week Online Program for individuals that guides girls 14+ and women on the path to body image resilience. We created and tested the foundations of this program in our 2013 dissertations and found our process to be very effective at improving media literacy, health literacy, overall body image, and several characteristics of resilience, which determines how effectively people deal with and bounce back from the difficult body-related experiences we all face. The 8-week online program uses engaging text, video, original graphics, challenges, in-program journaling and tracks markers of progress throughout the process to help users develop body image resilience in manageable steps. Find out more about this program and register here.
If you are a parent, youth group leader, teacher, coach, or anyone interested in leading a group of girls or women who are interested in learning about positive body image and health, we encourage you to check out our Beauty Redefined Leader Kit, complete with access to the Leader Guide that includes outlines for lesson plans and activities for any group and any number of meetings, as well as a bunch of great Beauty Redefined merchandise.
The founders and co-directors of Beauty Redefined, Lindsay Kite, Ph.D., and Lexie Kite, Ph.D., travel to offer their inspiring one-hour visual presentation across the U.S. For more information on booking them for your group, go here.
If you’re a girl or woman looking for practical strategies you can use yourself to promote positive body image, go to this list.
For strategies specifically for boys and men who want to support the girls and women in their lives, see this list.
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