Fundamentals for Individuals

What if you could trust your ability to take excellent care of yourself, and feel beautiful, healthy, accomplished, and worthy…just as you are right now?

You can.
And The Body Positive Fundamentals can help.

Access for four months

It seems that everywhere we turn, people are talking about how unhappy they are with their physical appearance. Our bodies have become the scapegoats that distract us from the issues in life that truly matter. We spend our valuable resources of time, energy, and intellect—not to mention money—trying to “fix” all those things we believe are “wrong” with us.

Whether you find yourself on the roller coaster ride of yo-yo dieting, or you beat yourself up because you think your body isn’t “good enough” to meet societal standards of beauty and/or health, your attention is consumed with your dissatisfaction. This misdirected focus can keep you from experiencing real freedom, love, power, vitality, and connection in your life.

You might not believe us if we say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. So we’ll tell you that the only thing wrong is that you’ve internalized the myths and misinformation fed to you by the people and corporations in the world who profit from your negative relationship with your body.

It’s not your fault. There are formidable forces at work here.

Are you ready to learn a new way of relating to your body and food—and life—that can give you more peace, joy, and sustainable, positive self-care?

Are you ready to reconnect to the magnificent vessel that allows you to be here on the planet—your body?

We’re here to support you.

With the Be Body Positive Fundamentals Course, you have the opportunity to transform your relationship with your body (and whole self) into one that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor. In this course, The Body Positive’s co-founders, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, CEDS-S, bring their work to life through engaging teaching and storytelling. You’ll have access to videos, guided meditations, and worksheets where you can do your own self-exploration with the course material.

You’ll gain tools to overcome the obstacles that block you from:

  • Being as kind to yourself as you are to others
  • Learning and growing through making “mistakes”
  • Developing sustainable eating and exercise habits
  • Trusting your intuitive wisdom to help you make choices—big and small
  • Having a relationship with your body and beauty that is connected to your life force
  • Living with more freedom, confidence, and joy—and finding humor in being human!

Making the commitment to heal your relationship with your body will make it easier to address the underlying pain and suffering that keep you stuck in unhelpful patterns. You will have renewed energy to support you in redirecting your powerful resources towards enjoying your body, helping others, and LIVING LIFE!

Take our hand. Together, we’ll journey towards the life you imagined; here, now, just as you are.

Course Features

  • With the videos in these courses, Connie and Elizabeth bring their warmth, humor, experience, and wisdom right into your living room. Hear their personal stories, meditate with them, and let them guide you through the practices they have been using to help people heal from negative body image for decades.

  • Digest the content with thought-provoking worksheets, which you can print and write on by hand, or type on directly and save onto your computer.

  • Close your eyes and get in touch with your past, present, and future selves, connect with the earth, and uncover the roots of your struggles with your body image with our soothing audio meditations.

  • Join people from all over the world in our private Be Body Positive Fundamentals Facebook group. Connect with a support system and share your experience and reflections as you move through the courses.

“Taking this course, I came away with some powerful truths and a-ha moments! I realized how much I still hold on to internalized societal standards and how my inner critic brings in moments of doubt, leading me to return to the belief that my shape and my body need to change to conform. My new mantra is that society needs to change, not the shape of my body!! So much wonderful stuff! I could go on and on!”
— Be Body Positive Fundamentals Course Participant

About the Course

The Be Body Positive Fundamentals Course is your entry into our world. It offers a comprehensive exploration of The 5 Competencies of our Be Body Positive Model. Dive in and experience the powerful effects of addressing the challenges that prevent you from having a peaceful relationship with your body. You will have access to the training contents for four months from the date of registration.

Are you a parent who wants to learn how to help your child have a more positive relationship with their body? The Fundamentals Course is the place to start. You’ll learn strategies you can share with your kids, supportive language to use while discussing body image issues, and, most important, how to model positive body image for them.

If you are a student or someone who works with students, check out our Be Body Positive Facilitator Training.

If you are a treatment provider, the Fundamentals course gives you tools to help your clients who struggle with body image and eating problems. Master’s level therapists can receive Continuing Education Hours for taking this course. Learn more.

Meet Your Instructors

Connie Sobczak & Elizabeth Scott

Connie Sobczak, Founder, Executive Director, The Body Positive
Connie’s experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie inspired her life’s work to help people live with more appreciation and love for their precious bodies. She founded The Body Positive in honor of Stephanie, and to ensure that her daughter Carmen and other children would grow up in a new world—one where people are free to focus on the things in life that really matter. Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), her book in which she reconnects readers to their essence, authentic beauty, and life force. She uses her creative skills to produce The Body Positive’s curricula, videos, digital courses, and facilitator trainings. Connie’s passion is watching the light that emerges when people recognize and embrace their magnificent, authentic selves.

Elizabeth Scott, LSCW, CEDS-S, Founder, Director of Training, The Body Positive
Elizabeth is an educator and psychotherapist whose work focuses on the intersection of embodiment, social justice and mindfulness. As Co-Founder and Director of Training for The Body Positive, Elizabeth has taught treatment professionals, educators and students to use the Be Body Positive prevention model to promote joyful embodiment and excellent self-care since 1997. She studies Insight Meditation and has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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