Exercise Psychology and Body-Related Experiences
​Research Lab

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S eminars

Reshaping your mind, not your body!

About the Program


Six week positive body image program
90 minute weekly seminars 
Wednesdays February 8th-March 15th 2017 10:00-11:30am
Thursdays February 9th-March 16th 2017 9:00-10:30am

Designed to promote respect, acceptance, & appreciation for your body!  

Contact Aly Bailey: [email protected]
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Seminar 1

Introduction to body image
 
Agenda

- Informed consent & questionnaire package
- Ground rules - confidentiality
- Introductions of everyone
- Activity: Defining body image
- Literature definition of body image
- Presentation: Why is body image important?
- First take home tasks 

Seminar 1 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 1


Take home task video
​Cameron Russel TedTalks
Click the button below to access the TedTalks video by Cameron Russel.
We will discuss in Seminar 2. 

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Seminar 2

Myths and truths about body image and introduction to positive body image

Agenda

-Take home task: Opportunity to share 
-What you learned last seminar
     -Cameron Russell video
     -Myths & truths game
-Presentation: Positive body image
-Gratitude activity: With opportunity to share - take home task instead
-Take home task​s  

Seminar 2 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 2


Take home tasks
1. Five things you appreciate and are grateful for about your body
     -Opportunity to share in seminar 3 

2. Ten positive things about your body
     -Opportunity to share in seminar 6    

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Seminar 3

Social influences on body image

Agenda

-Take home task: Opportunity to share
-NEDIC blog reading
-American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines
-Myths & truths game
-Presentation: Social influences
-Reflection Activity: Coping 
​-Presentation: Body image coping strategies
​-Take home task

Seminar 3 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 3


Take home tasks

1. Amy Cuddy video
​Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist from Harvard
who studies body language. Click on the button
below to access one of her Ted Talks where she
discusses some of her main findings. Consider
the potential links with body image and we will
discuss next seminar.



2. Media sources
Next week we will be critically analyzing media sources (e.g., advertisements, magazines, newspapers). If you come across anything interesting, please bring it in for us to discuss.     

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Seminar 4

Individual differences in body image

Agenda

-Take home task: Opportunity to discuss
-Amy Cuddy video
-Activity: Media literacy
-Presentation: Beauty ideals across history & culture
-Activity: Broad concept of beauty
-Take home task

Seminar 4 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 4


Take home task

Come up with 5 unique qualities about your body.
There will be an opportunity to share in seminar 5. ​​    

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Seminar 5

Respecting the body

Agenda

-Take home task: Opportunity to share 
-Introduction to intuitive eating
-Activity: Intuitive eating 
-Video: Poodle science
-Presentation: Embodied exercise & benefits to body image
-Opportunity to discuss readings from website and handouts
​-Take home task

Seminar 5 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 5



Take home task

Write a letter to your sister, brother, child, grandchild,
niece, nephew, spouse, or closest friend about how you
think they should treat their bodies from what you have
learned in this program. ​​    

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Seminar 6

Conclusion

Agenda

-Invited speaker from SeniorFit
-Take home task: Opportunity to share
-Activity revisited: 10 positive things
-Activity revisited: Definition of body image
-Final take home message
-Final take home task
-Questionnaire package

Seminar 6 Content
​Click the button below for access to the PowerPoint presentation from seminar 6


​​ Final Pledge
Make a final pledge about how you will continue to work on having more positive body image moving forward beyond the program.

Diane's Talk
To listen to Diane's talk, download the recording below.

    

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“The careful measure of my words, the beautiful measure of my style, the growing measure of my strength and my character is far greater than the size of my hips.”

Additional Body Image Resources

Helpline Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm EST
 1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-633-4220)


NEDIC is the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. It is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation. Click the button below to access their website. 

Documentary: Embrace
Taryn Brumfitt is a body image activist who globally explores the phenomonen of 'body shaming' in pursuit to teach people body love. Her documentary is available to purchase. Click the button below to access her website.  

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BIAS Room Set-up Recommendations

For researchers, counselors, and educators who want to implement the BIAS program, below are recommendations for room set-up. 

Designing BIAS: Stakeholder meetings

Testing and implementing BIAS: Participant room set-up

Your body...
1. Is a source of pleasure
2. Source of pride
3. Source of happiness
4. Gets you around
5. Reflects your life journey
6. Is a record of your life
7. Helps you compete
8. Lets you experience the world
9. Lets you know when something is wrong

10. Can help other people feel better too

Body Image Readings


Bailey, K. A., Gammage, K. L., van Ingen, C. (2017). How do you define body image? Exploring conceptual gaps in understandings of body image at an exercise facility. Body Image, 23, 69-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.003
  
Bailey, K. A., Cline, L. E., & Gammage, K. L. (2016). Exploring the complexities of body image experiences in middle age and older adult women in an exercise context: The simultaneous existence of negative and positive body images. Body Image, 17, 88-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.02.007 

Bailey, K. A., Gammage, K. L., van Ingen, C., & Ditor, D. S. (2016). "My body was my temple": A narrative revealing body image experiences following treatment of a spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1211753

Bailey, K. A., Gammage, K. L., van Ingen, C., & Ditor, D. S. (2016). Managing the Stigma: Exploring body image experiences and self-presentation among people with spinal cord injury. Health Psychology Open, 3, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2055102916650094

Bailey, K. A., Lamarche, L., Sullivan, P., & Gammage, K. L. (2016). Self-objectification and the use of body image coping strategies: The role of shame in highly physically active women. American Journal of Psychology, 129, 81-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.5406/amerjpsyc.129.1.0081

Lamarche, L., Bailey, K. A., & Gammage, K. L. (2015). Use your imagination: College women’s responses to a social-evaluative body image threat. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 20, 137–150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jabr.12032

Bailey, K. A., Gammage, K. L., van Ingen, C., & Ditor, D. S. (2015). "It's all about acceptance": A qualitative study exploring a model of positive body image for people with spinal cord injury. Body Image, 15, 24-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.04.010 

Bailey, K. A., Lamarche, L., & Gammage, K. L. (2014). Coping with body image threats among college women: The swimsuit problem. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6, 19-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijps.v6n2p19 ​​