The Body Project Australia is an internationally recognized and evidence-based group program designed to address body dissatisfaction in young women.
Body Project Australia offers a unique approach to discussing body satisfaction and the media influence on body image by allowing students aged 14-18 to evaluate and critique the appearance ideal, through a series of verbal, written and behavioural exercises.
The act of publicly critiquing the appearance ideal results in cognitive dissonance in students who originally supported this ideal and causes them to unsubscribe to this belief.
Body Project Australia intervention applies principles, originally identified by social psychologists, that elicit discussion among participants leading to improved self-esteem and body confidence and a decreased risk of developing an eating disorder.
Delivered by trained facilitators from EDV, the sessions also cover the influence of the media, building resilience against external pressures, what to say to a friend who you are worried about, and where to get help and learn more about positive body image.