WORKSHOP on “BODY IMAGE AND SELF”
A workshop on “body image and self” was conducted in the school auditorium on 10th December, 2019 for classes V-VII. The resource person for the workshop was Miss Kirti Munjal who is a practicing clinical psychologist in Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh.
The main objective of the workshop was to increase awareness about the source of beliefs about body size and shape, to foster an understanding of body image as a social construction and to encourage an acceptance of self and others with regard to body size and appearance
The students explored the impact body image has on self-esteem, examine how external factors such as media trends shape how children and see themselves as well as shape societal beauty norms, and take part in an activity that encourages positive and healthy self- assessment. It was an interactive session where the students were involved in an activity of introspecting one’s body image by identifying the parts of the body that they like and one’s they don’t like. Through this activity, students were made to understand how a negative body image can put them at a higher risk of certain mental health conditions, such as eating disorders and depression.
The workshop was concluded with a reflection on the impact of size bias on all people, and ways to emphasize the internal rather than external qualities of others.