BodySense: Promoting Positive Body Image in Sport

BODYSENSE: PROMOTING POSITIVE BODY IMAGE IN SPORT

BodySense is an evidence-based, innovative and novel workshop that helps build safe and healthy sport environments. Developed by body image and eating disorder experts, the workshop focuses on providing coaches with the concepts, skills, and strategies for fostering positive body image in male and female athletes and creating body positive environments that support their athlete’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Evidence shows that coaches are key influencers in how athletes’ view themselves and play a critical role in helping to prevent disordered eating, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.

BodySense is a two hour interactive workshop. Topics include:

-Why body image matters for health and in sports
-Body size and shape in sport
-How to support a healthy relationship with food
-Signs of eating disorders, disordered eating or other unhealthy weight modification practices
-How to create a body positive environment for your athletes

BodySense is offered in partnership with The Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of NL and The Body Image Network. These workshops are currently being offered free of charge thanks to the support by the Department of Health and Community Services.

If you are interested in learning more information about BodySense or booking a workshop, please contact us at info@edfnl.ca