EmBody You! Workshop Series offered by the CAPS Eating Concerns Team

Our drop-in workshop series that focuses on body image and eating concerns will begin during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26 - March 4. Descriptions for each workshop are listed below, including meeting times. All workshops meet at CAPS. Please feel free to come to any of the workshops listed here that are relevant to you.

To register for a workshop, simply click on the registration link in the desription of the session below.  Feel free to register for as many sessions as you like.

If you have any questions about this series, please contact Dr. Jeannine Cicco Barker.

1) Body Image and Eating Concerns among Trans and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

Monday, February 26th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

This workshop will explore the unique ways in which those who identify as trans or gender non-binary may experience body dissatisfaction and / or disordered eating behaviors. The presentation will include review of current research, topics for discussion, and relevant resources.

Led by Julie M. Mullany and Elissa Sarno.  Click here to register for this session.

2) Self-Compassion for Post-Partum Bodies

Thursday, March 15th, 4-:5:30pm

Join us for a discussion about identity, body image, and wellness after having a baby.

Led by Mara Capistrano.  Click here to register for this session.

3) When Food Becomes Foreign: A Workshop for Immigrant and International Students

Monday, March 19th, 12pm-1:15pm

Description: International and immigrant students who come to the US for any period of time are likely to encounter cultural differences in food and the experience of eating. In this interactive workshop, we will explore how the adjustment process to America can impact our relationship with food and with our bodies. In addition, we will discuss ways in which food relates to our mental health, emotional and social well-being, and our physical health.

Led by Yacob Tekie & Valeriya Spektor. Click here to register for this session.

4) Body Image for Women of Color

Wednesday, March 21st, 4pm-5:30pm

Do you identify as a Woman or Femme of Color? Have you struggled to accept and love your body given Eurocentric societal standards, familial expectations and the messages reflected in the media about what is deemed beautiful? Please join us for this workshop, where we will discuss the aforementioned issues, and identify ways to feel empowered to have body love and acceptance.

Led by Julien Almonte and Batsirai Bvunzawabaya. Click here to register for this session.

5) Family and Food: Eating and Body Image in Cultural and Family Dynamics

Monday, March 26th, 4pm-5:30pm

Food and eating can be a central focus of celebrations and of tension for families. With this workshop, we will discuss the role that family members and family dynamics may play in the messages we receive about food, about our bodies, and about feelings.

Led by Crystal Austin, Isra Abuyounis, Young Hwa Kim. Click here to register for this session.

6) Food & Feelings: Addressing Emotional Eating

Thursday, April 5th, 4:30pm-5:45pm

Do you find that your relationship with food and body image is influenced by your mood? Are you someone who eats mindlessly, or eats less, when feeling stressed, lonely, bored or sad? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about the connection between food and feelings and identify healthy coping skills. All bodies welcome!

Led by Valeriya Spektor and Jeannine Cicco Barker. Click here to register for this session.

7) My Body: Negotiating masculinity, body image and cultural ideals

Monday April 9th, 12:00-1:30pm

Do you struggle obtaining what you think is the ideal male body? Where did that ideal come from? This workshop will focus on exploring concepts of masculinity and body image, and learning skills to better manage expectations and self-criticism.

Led by Yacob Tekie and Derik Yager-Elorriaga. Click here to register for this session.

8) Seen and Unseen: Disability and Body Esteem

Thursday, April 19th 4:00-5:30pm

We hope to create a safe space to discuss the challenges of body acceptance and esteem, when confronted with both visible and invisible disability. We will discuss potential harmful societal messages and stigma, the emotional impact of navigating social ideals and norms, intersecting identities, and how to build body positivity.

Led by: Julien Almonte & Helen Squitieri (MSW intern at SHS). Click here to register for this session.