The University of Houston is excited to launch the Peer Body Project for the 2018-2019 academic year through a collaboration with UH Wellness, the Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC), and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This unique program consists of four weekly discussion groups designed to help young women resists cultural pressures to conform to the appearance idea standard of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of this unrealistic idea. The Body Project is an evidence-based prevention program, with research showing that it helps to reduce thin ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction, and other eating disorder risk factors amongst participants.
The program will run three different times during the Spring 2019:
Group 1 (starting Monday, February 18th)
- Mondays at 4:00 pm at UH Wellness (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, TBD)
Group 2 (starting Tuesday, February 26th)
- Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at UH Wellness (2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26)
Group 3 (starting Monday, March 25th)
- Mondays at 12:00 pm at UH Wellness (3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15)
Once confirmed, participants will be contacted by their group facilitator ahead of time to notify them of which session they will be particpating in, along with the location of each group meeting. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal, Director of UH Wellness, at firstname.lastname@example.org.