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 community. Body Positive Brandeis offers a group curriculum addressing body image, intuitive self-care, and community building, as well as opportunities for community members to become trained facilitators of the program.

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.

Five Competencies of The Body Positive:
  1. Reclaim health
  2. Practice intuitive self-care
  3. Cultivate self-love
  4. Declare your own authentic beauty
  5. Build community

Spring 2020 Programs

Body Positive Brandeis Group is Moving Online!

This group, led by Leah Berkenwald, Director of Health Promotion, utilizes the 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 bodies and well-being. 

The group will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. ET starting on April 7, 2020. 

Register for the live group or online course

The Body Positive Fundamentals Online Course

 This 2-hour online course can be completed independently and does not involve any live meetings. (Please note: This course is run through The Body Positive organization; it is not a Brandeis class offering academic credit.) The Fundamentals course introduces the five competencies of the Body Positive program, offering interactive exercises to improve your relationship with your body. This course is free to the Brandeis community.

Register for the live group or online course

Apply to be a Body Positive Brandeis Facilitator

We are seeking volunteers (students, staff, and faculty) 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 Facilitator Training" in the subject line.