Thursday, April 24, 2014

Womenís Body Image Workshop Announcement

My Body Beautiful has been asked, by the well known prestigious High Street retailer Selfridges, to deliver 2 Body Image Workshops in June. The workshops will form part of their Beauty Project.

We are very excited and pleased, about the booking, as it will give us the opportunity to extend our brand and knowledge to a wider audience.

NB. The workshop program has ended.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Awarded Healthy Schools contract


We are pleased to announce that My Body Beautiful has been awarded a Healthy Schools contract. We will be delivering Body Image + Media Literacy workshops to secondary schools across the contracting borough.

While we have already delivered workshops to numerous schools and hundreds of pupils, this is our largest single contract to date.  



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Julie Court's Sky TV discussion

Julie Court (My Body Beautiful's founder) recently made a guest appearance on the Chrissy B Show (Sky 203), to discuss 'body image and the media'.

Here is a short clip of the exchange:



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Monday, August 15, 2011

An interview with Karen Lumley MP

Last Monday, Karen Lumley, our local MP, very kindly agreed to give my Body Beautiful an interview detailing her views on body image, the influence of the media and various associated topics.

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed the encounter.




Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Esteem & Managing Emotions Workshop

Self Esteem & Managing Emotions Workshop

We have created a new workshop.

The one day 'Self Esteem & Managing Emotions' workshop is designed to support educators who want to augment their approach to teaching self esteem, self confidence, communication skills and the management of emotions to boys. It would also be beneficial to girls.

The workshop is interactive, with photos, topical games and short discussion exercises. All exercises / reflections are written in a workbook, which the pupils keep.

Workshop details:-

    Being male ( or female)
    Self esteem & self confidence
    Communication Skills
    Managing Emotions
        - Anger
        - Conflict Management
        - Stress

NB. The workshop program has ended.



Friday, July 30, 2010

Be You workshop

Last week we saw Gok Wan (How to look good naked) speak to Ed balls about Gok's body image campaign. The campaign is aimed at obliging schools to teach teenagers about body image and body confidence.

Whilst in government Labour had planned to make' body image' a compulsory part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum.

The new Conservatives government are opposed to making PSHE a statutory requirement and plan to extend the opt-out to academies and free schools in the bill (this week).

Despite the different political viewpoints, it is undeniable that we are facing a negative body image epidemic in the UK. Long detailed statistical proof is not required, simply ask a group of teenagers or women 'do you like what you see in the mirror'? The replies will speak for themselves.

Our 'Be You' Body Image & Self Esteem workshop has been specially designed to look at this issue. Generally speaking, the workshop has been well received and the initial feedback is encouraging.

Teacher comments:
     “Content was good, very clear.”
     “Very interesting and good facts on the presentation (and sources).

Pupil comments:
    “Very interesting”.
    “Really helpful. Thank you for coming to our school”.

NB. The workshop program has ended.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

New Logo

This week we upgraded the entire site with our new logo.


The logo is a  full colour logo that uses the symbol of a person jumping, giving the expression of joy and freedom. The ribbons flowing from the person suggest movement and celebration.

The blue for the text highlights confidence and security. This brand symbolises the feeling of accepting yourself and the burden that is lifted and the joy that the release brings.

We hope you like it as much as we do.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Body Image & Self Esteem Workshop has been online and promoting positive body image and self esteem since 2003.

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our Body Image & Self Esteem Workshops for schools.

The workshops will provide us with the opportunity to take our positive body image and self esteem message to the young and, at the same time, openly discuss related issues.

Topics covered during the workshop include:

- Body image and self esteem.
- The importance of body image and
- Tips for improving body image.
- Tips for improving self esteem.
- Identifying negative thoughts.
- Body Image and Weight.
- Body Image and Ethnicity.
- Body image, the media and advertising.
- One size does not fit all.
- Celebrating you.
NB. The workshop program has ended.



Wednesday, October 07, 2009

General public interview has recently carried out it’s first detailed body image interview with a member of the general public. We are very happy to have achieved this milestone, it’s been on our ‘todo list’ for some time.
The full and very moving interview will be in published as an article on 1st November 09.
We plan to conduct additional interviews in the coming months.  If you are over 18 and have a personal ‘body beautiful’ related story, that you would like to share with others, please contact us.



Saturday, July 04, 2009

Article published

On the 1st June 2009 received important and pleasing news from  Independence Educational Publishers Ltd. An extract of the letter is detailed below.

Please find enclosed your complimentary copy of the following:-

Body Image and Self Esteem
The Issues Series is proving very popular. The books are used in a wide variety of courses including GCSE A-Level and further educational courses. In addition, increasing interest is being shown by government agencies, lobby groups and anyone who has a professional interest in social issues. Many public libraries are now stocking the series.

We would like to thank you very much for your help with this book ……… “'s contribution can be found on pages 19 and 20 titled Problems and Improvements.