Body Positive Brandeis

Join the movement!

Abstract image of stick figures of different colors in a circleHAWP and the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) are partnering with The Body Positive to bring their innovative program to our campus. Body Positive Brandeis trains staff, faculty, and students to facilitate a group curriculum addressing body image, intuitive self-care, and community building for various campus audiences.

What sets Body Positive Brandeis apart from other body image and eating disorder prevention programs is its intentional commitment to serve people of all identities and create space for dialogue around the impact of privilege, oppression, and intersecting identities on body image and self-care.

Spring 2020

Body Positive Brandeis Group

This group, led by a clinician at the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC), utilizes Body Positive Brandeis curriculum and the power of peer support to empower and engage people of all identities to engage in thoughtful, meaningful dialogue about their own bodies. 

Spring Workshop Series

This spring there will be three Body Positive Brandeis workshops open to the community. At each workshop, we'll engage in conversation and interactive activities around a specific body image topic. This is a great way to learn more about the Body Positive Brandeis program and leadership opportunities on campus.
February 27: The Words We Say
The topic for February is "The Words We Say." We'll discuss the research on "fat talk" and its impact on our body image and health behaviors.
Thursday, February 27 from 6 pm - 7 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room
March 19: Topic TBD - stay tuned!
Thursday, March 19 from 6 pm - 7 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room
April 23: Topic TBD - stay tuned!
Thursday, April 23 from 6 pm - 7 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room


For more information, please contact

Apply to be a Student Facilitator

We are seeking graduate and undergraduate student volunteers to facilitate Body Positive Brandeis groups for various communities at Brandeis.

Training and Time Commitment

Body Positive Brandeis is a structured curriculum developed by eating disorder specialists and licensed clinical social workers Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott. All facilitators must complete a 6-hour online training. Those who complete the training will receive a lifetime license to use the Be Body Positive curriculum.

To Apply

Please email with "Body Positive Brandeis Application" in the subject line.