Body image

9 April 2018

Our Body Image workshop was a big hit at YMCA White House last month, and we’re running it again on Wednesday 11 April, 12.30pm–4.30pm at St Mark’s Church in Surbiton and Monday 23 April 11am–3pm at Richmond Adult Education College. The workshops are part of our Inclusive Lives project and are free to attend, but booking is essential.
The Body Image workshops are ideal for women who feel low about their body, and believe these feelings have negatively impacted their life and relationships. Our counsellors will help explore why these body image struggles are holding women back, as well as the worries and concerns that are caused by poor self esteem.
Daiva Daugeliene, aged 50 and a Surbiton local had this to say:
“I wanted to help myself and I was seeking help from professionals. I have attended similar workshops before and I know that they are very useful. Through these I have got to know the course counsellors, Sara and Katrina. Not only are they qualified professionals, they are both very bright and kind, too.
“At the workshop, we started off by introducing ourselves, followed by gentle yoga which I loved. We also took part in some group activities. The time and activities were perfectly planned, while the atmosphere was very relaxing, friendly and encouraging.”

Learn how to love yourself

“I learnt (and am still learning) how to love myself, but not just with words. Sara taught us to listen our body, to ‘speak to and hear’ our body; not just use it. And I feel Sara understands everyone, while Katrina’s energy and sparkling merriment infects everybody.
“Also, I think it’s very important that I meet people with similar issues to me rather than just sitting, crying, complaining! I wish I had known about it 10 years ago. I’ve told my friends to attend the workshops because I believe it’s ‘Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.’
To book your place at the workshops, call our Inclusive Lives Co-ordinator Helen Robinson on 07587 034278 or send an email to helenrobinson@ymcalsw.org.