The Weight We Carry (Saskatoon)

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The Weight We Carry (Saskatoon)

Through interactive activities and learning, this workshop equips you with practical knowledge and tools to improve body-image & well-being. You’ll also receive a full-colour, illustrated book based on the workshop.

OUTLINE

1. The weight / mass of our bodies

  • Where and how did we learn to be ashamed of our bodies?

  • Questioning our unquestioned assumptions about what makes a body “good.”

2. The weight / burden of body-shame

  •  The impact of poor body-image on our mental health and well-being.

  • The connection between trauma and body-shame.

  • The connection between illness and body-shame.

3. The weight / importance of our presence

  • What gives a body worth?

  • How can we unlearn a lifetime of learned body-criticism?

  • Practical strategies for improving our body-image.

From past participants: 

“Tonight’s workshop was amazing. It gave me different ways to think about myself instead of a negative way. I really needed this, more than you will ever know. Thanks so much.”

“Thank you so much for an amazing workshop. I enjoyed the encouragement to share and the acknowledgement that this journey is individual. I am so excited to know that there are more women who are changing the narrative on how we view ourselves, and our worth.”

“Very powerful and embracing. The group activity was eye opening, yet comforting in the sense ‘we are not alone.’ This was extremely uplifting and beneficial. Definitely will be attending again. Thank you.”

Erin Redekop, BSW, RSW.

Erin is a registered social worker, therapist, and mental health educator.

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