ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Connie Sobczak is a mentor, writer, and award-winning video producer. Together with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, Connie co-founded The Body Positive, a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of children, teens, and adults turn away from body dissatisfaction and self-criticism to live with joy and purpose.
Paperback, 256 pg, '14
Product Code: EBY
eBook - epub format
Product Code: EEBY
Learning to Love your Unique Body
(and quiet that critical voice!)
Author: Connie Sobczak
Foreword by Elizabeth Scott
Imagine living in a world where people of all ages possess genuine self-love and experience their own authentic beauty—where compassion overcomes self-criti¬cism, and having an appetite for life is both honored and valued. This is the world of The Body Positive.
We all inherently possess the wisdom to make healthy choices and live in bal¬ance. With practical tools and personal stories, Embody will help you bring about and sustain positive self-care changes and a peaceful relationship with your body.
Welcome to The Body Positive
Competency 1: Reclaim Health
Competency 2: Practice Intuitive Self-Care
Competency 3: Cultivate Self-Love
Competency 4: Declare Your Own Authentic Beauty
Competency 5: Build Community
“In Embody, Connie Sobczak brings her years of experience as co-founder and director of The Body Positive alive on every page. Her work offers practical, process-oriented, and gentle support in our journey to reclaim the wisdom and truth of our own bodies."
— Ruth Gendler, Author of Notes On the Need for Beauty
“This is a gorgeous book filled with the wondering, awe-filled voices of people who have found they can lovingly care for themselves in their diverse bodies and circumstances. Our world desperately needs to see this is possible—and Connie serves it up in a feast of triumph and celebration."
— Deb Burgard, PHD, FAED, Co-Founder of The Health At Every Size® Model
“Connie makes the quest for self love and acceptance deeply imaginable in a way that lifts the spirit and carries you to a place of hope and endless possibility."
— Linda Arbus,LCSW, Faculty of the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, New York
“Embody touches the mind and heart as it demonstrates how to gain connection to our inner wisdom. Impressively insightful, an excellent resource!"
— Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW, ACSW, Co-Author of Eating Problems
“Embody is a powerful addition to the Health at Every Size® community. It brings to life what we know from scientific evidence: people of all sizes can live active and healthy lives—and love themselves, too!"
— Linda Bacon, PHD, Author of Health At Every Size
“Embody belongs in every school, home, and place where the lives of our boys and girls matter!"
— Carol Bloom, LCSW, Co-Founder of the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, New York
“With Embody, people of all ages can learn that self-love is the best motivation there is to care for their uniquely beautiful bodies. I am excited to share this wonderful resource with my clients."
— Carmen Cool, MA, LPC, Psychotherapist, Boulder, Co
“Embody sparks a flame of self-love in your heart that glows brighter when you share it with others. It makes you want to stand up and say, ‘I am beauty!"
— Jessica Diaz, MSW, Founder of Love Guerrillas
“A beautiful, wise, practical book that will empower a next generation to shed our culture of toxic ideas of perfectionism and bodily dissatisfaction. This book, and the body positive movement, are part of a compassionate revolution leading young people to greater dignity and empowerment."
— Dacher Keltner, PHD, Founding Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley