IN THE COMMUNITY
B3P in Action
The Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project has a plethora of information for all kinds of audiences. We specialize in speaking to women's and girls groups, but are open to working with everyone. It's important to have a great body image in our culture. Very young kids are growing more and more body conscious in negative ways. They are spoon fed ideas from ads that are created to manipulate their self-worth, so that they couldn't imagine a life without that product that will help them gain acceptance with their peers. B3P believes in kids especially. They are smarter than all of that pressure, and they are dying for some relief and instruction on how to talk about these issues.
A workshop can focus on one particular topic and be very interactive, depending on the purpose you'd like to achieve with your community. This format typically lasts 45 minutes-1 1/2 hours.
A seminar will last for 3-4 hours. The goals are usually a bit loftier here because there's more time to spend teaching and interacting. This is a good length of time to introduce the material as well as utilize the format of small groups.
Alison is also available to speak at your community's retreat. Education and interaction over the importance of developing a great body image is interesting and entertaining. However, a retreat style allows more time for the spiritual component to be introduced, which is typically important for the faith-based client.
This interactive journal creates a space for Christian women to discuss and react around the issue of body image. In church and in relationships with other Christians we learn more about God and how to be like Him. However, the subject of body image rarely comes up, except to complain about ourselves in some way. There is a Biblical value in declaring what our attitudes should be concerning our physical beings, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made, …I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14). If you’ve picked up this book, maybe you’re already curious about how all this negative language affects you and others around you. Perhaps the Spirit is already developing an awareness of the fact that something’s wrong. Where did this language come from? How is it a part of Christian culture? Here’s a personal question for you: Could body shaming be holding you back spiritually, from fully embracing the love and complete acceptance that God has for you? This five- week journey is comprised of a weekly story (body), a Bible verse to memorize and meditate upon (beauty), and the opportunity to practice a positive body image in your daily life (bravery). This experience is designed to empower you, challenge you, and leave you in a more powerful place.
IAEDP WNC CHAPTER
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals comes to Western North Carolina! Starting in January 2020, amazing professional speakers will be coming to Asheville. IAEDP's mission is to bring together eating disorder treatment providers, across all disciplines, to collaborate and inspire one another. Chapters drive this mission on the local level - connecting members with local peer support, resources, and continuing education. Check back for a link to the WNC IAEDP Chapter's website soon.