What is it?

The Body Project is a 4 week evidence-based program designed to increase body acceptance and decrease body dissatisfaction. It is run as a group where we confront, discuss, and fight against appearance ideals pressed upon us by society and social media.

The Body project is FREE and offered by a collaboration from UW LiveWell and the UW Counseling Center. This group is facilitated by trained Peer Health Educators from UW LiveWell and by clinicial staff from UW Counseling Center. This is NOT a therapy group; it is a prevention based educational group.

What is my commitment?

Participants engage in dialogue with each other in small groups of 6-8 people and are expected to attend all four sessions. There are “at-home exercises” participants are expected to complete on their own between sessions, that we then share and discuss in group. We ask that all members speak in group and take up space, as our shared reflections and engagement build the strength of the group.

Who is this for?

Anyone experiencing body dissatisfaction (which we know is the majority of adults)! If you feel that your relationship with your body could be better, then this group is for you!

83% of women and 74% of men report being dissatistied with how their bodies look, and for younger adults it’s 86% of those aged 18-34 that report dissatisfaction! Source

How do I sign-up?

We have 4 groups happening this quarter as we pilot this new educational group. Three are offered in-person (location given upon registration), and one is being offered on zoom.

Fridays 2-3pm beginning April 19th(now starting April 26th!) (Those who identify as Men)

Tuesdays 3:30- 4:30pm beginning April 23rd (Those who identify as Women) (FULL:CLOSED)

Tuesdays 4-5pm (ZOOM) beginning April 23rd (All Genders)

Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm beginning May 1st (All Genders) (FULL: CLOSED)

Schedule In-person BP Here

Schedule Zoom BP Here

None of these work for you? Add your name to this list so we can alert you about future groups!

Questions? Email: bodyproject@uw.edu