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Beyond the Mirror Studio

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 I AM ME!
A program fostering healthy self-esteem & body image while preventing eating disorders


 

80% of all eating disorder cases develop during adolescence. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), 11% of high school students in the United States have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.


Eating disorders are rampant in our society, yet adequate prevention programs do not exist. Over the years schools and communities have implemented programs aimed at preventing  drug & alcohol abuse abuse. On the other hand, very few schools or community organizations have programs on education and prevention of eating disorders.


Beyond the Mirror is an organization that counsels and educates individuals who are experiencing struggles with food, body image & disordered eating. This includes individuals who are struggling with: recreational eating, emotional eating, binge eating, compulsive over-eating, body image issues and eating disorders (anorexia & bulimia). Individual & group counseling services are available to all individuals & sliding fees are available to those who need them.


Beyond the Mirror has given presentations, workshops & staff-trainings all over Northern Colorado. We have presented at Schools, Hospitals, Community Organizations, Colleges, Mental Health centers & Conferences.


Description of Programs:

All presentations are interactive. The students view a creative PowerPoint presentation, and in smaller settings, participate in a craft to promote positive self-image.

Students learn:

·        Media’s influence & cultural obsession with slenderness as a physical, psychological & moral issue

·        Roles of men & women in our society

·        Development of people’s self-esteem & self-respect in a variety of areas (school, work, community service, hobbies) that transcend physical appearance

·        Nutrition education regarding a healthy diet

·        Early detection & intervention


When students were given the opportunity to share their feelings about the program they have said:

“Great advice!”

“You did great. I love to learn when you are teaching and you listen to me.”

“Thank you so much! I’m body conscious & you made me feel a lot better about myself!”

“The speakers put effort into their speech.”

“Cool, fun project.”

“Great Information. I learned a lot!”


Special requirements:
Wireless mike, overhead projector to display PowerPoint. Funding Ideas: Use Eating Disorder education grants funds; Parent teacher programs, local businesses, Soroptimists International, Sometimes, Hospital Community Relations Directors sponsor. Make a call to a likely local sponsor. Fees for in state School: FREE-Based on available funding, grants & donations- Call for more information (970) 402-8543 
Fees for out of state schools:
$1,000 per day plus travel expenses from CO. This covers 1 assembly program or 2 one hour class presentations, a staff- workshop and a Staff-Training


Contact:

Jennifer Amaral-Kunze, M.ED, NCC

Beyond the Mirror

1304 S. College Ave Suite 12

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 402-8543

FAX:  (970) 493-9113

jsamaralkunze@yahoo.com

www.beyondthemirror.org
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