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Teach research-based body image curriculum in schools that give students skills to handle appearance pressure personally
BE REAL’s research-based BodyKind high school, body image curriculum teaches students to use self-compassion when their self-critical thoughts about appearance come up in their thoughts. The skills we teach help adolescents develop emotional regulation, cognitive reframing and critical thinking skills to promote body confidence and positive mental health.
BodyKind meets the U.S. Health Education Curriculum (HECAT) Standard 2: Analyzing Influences.
BodyKind was developed by body image academics, psychologists, teachers and parents. We’ve tested BodyKind with hundreds of students. Students and teachers really love it! Please read about our pilot test in Brooklyn Center Community High School in Minneapolis published in Body Image academic research journal.