Upcoming events

February 1, 2013
Together for the first time: The Body Positive and Andrea's Voice

This event is open to the public and will kick off a two-day Body Positive leadership training (Feb 2-3, 2013) for the 5 Claremont Colleges on the Pitzer College campus. Co-Founder of Andrea's Voice Foundation, Doris Smeltzer, will share the story of her 19-year-old daughter Andrea, a Pitzer College student, who died after one year of eating disordered behaviors. Weaving her daughter's words throughout, epiphanies and vital information challenging cultural norms will be shared. Connie Sobczak, Co-Founder of The Body Positive, will inspire the audience to transform beliefs about beauty and health by bringing The Body Positive's work to life through storytelling, video, and interpersonal activities. Youth leaders from The Body Positive will also speak, offering their personal experiences embodying The Body Positive's Be Body Positive philosophy. This event is generously sponsored by:

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The Center For Discovery
Reasons Eating Disorder Center Monte Nido - Eating Disorders and Exercise Addiction

The Body Positive at EDRS, Inc.'s 2013 Conference: February 7-9
February 7, 2013
This is Beauty™ presentation by The Body Positive's Co-Founders Elizabeth Scott, LSCW and Connie Sobczak

  • Time: 5:15-5:45pm
  • Fee: $20 (or whatever you can donate) for evening event. Visit the EDRS website (www.edrs.net) for conference information.
    (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Elizabeth and Connie will be presenting their brand new This Is Beauty™ video featuring The Body Positive's fabulous youth leader Jessica Diaz sharing her experience of beauty and so much more! The video will be followed by an inspiring, lively activity with the audience.

February 9, 2013
Extended This Is Beauty™ workshop with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW Introducing The Body Positive's activism campaign to end body hatred

  • Time: 11am-12:30pm
  • Fee: Visit the EDRS website (www.edrs.net) for conference information (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

In this workshop Elizabeth will expand her Thursday evening presentation to inspire people to end body hatred. Through video and participatory exercises Elizabeth will teach participants to help themselves and their clients to:

  • Resist body hatred and eating disorders and instead declare their own authentic beauty
  • Discover the joy of looking for beauty instead of flaws in one's own body and in the diverse bodies of others
  • Embrace the radical idea that it is possible to fully inhabit one's body and experience beauty as the open hearted
    and vulnerable expression of oneself
  • Learn practical and creative tools to help others inhabit their bodies and declare their own beauty

Conference Location: Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

  • Download the EDRS conference brochure and registration form HERE