The mission of Embody Love Movement is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world.
Embody Love Movement needs funds to train/certify facilitators to facilitate Embody Love Movement programs at schools, after-school programs, Girls Scout troops, churches, camps, yoga studios, community centers, and more. Last year, over 1250 girls in Dallas received one of our transformational programs. In 2017, we will double this number.
Our programs are efficacy based, wellness curricula that use psychotherapy and embodied experiences to increase self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and self-determination in girls and women. Negative internalized beauty/body beliefs have detrimental impacts on how girls view themselves as worthy and remove the possibility for them to recognize they have something unique and valuable to offer the world. Girls who do not see beauty or potential within themselves are more likely to struggle with low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction, anxiety disorders, and depression. Curricula includes media literacy, changing talk from criticism to kindness, understanding how negative thoughts impact relationships, body image exercises, journaling, setting new intentions, and embracing purpose.
Facilitators must be trained to offer workshops. Our Facilitator Training is a 15-hour weekend training and certification for self-empowered women, including therapists and educators, who feel inspired to provide ELM programs in communities. Programs include Embody Love Workshop, Inner Beauty Shop, Love In-Shine Out, Embody Love in Action, and Embody Love Clubs.
One Dallas educator recently said, My students shared with me how meaningful this experience was for them. There was a significant shift of love and acceptance within the students who completed ELIA. They exuded more confidence and kindness through both their words and their actions, and I got an enormous amount of positive feedback from the student body regarding our Embody Love Day. It was amazing to see how contagious and powerful ELM can be. - Jamie Martin, Ursuline Academy of Dallas
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