Freedom from your cage

Important Update

Due to COVID-19, the Freedom From Your Cage program has temporarily been suspended and will not be accepting new registrations. Please check back regularly for updates.

UPDATE: Join Student Services counsellors Zarinah and Keren every Friday from 2pm on Zoom for their new series 'Self-Compassion Chats'! 
Register via the link below to receive the Zoom link for the session: bit.ly/self-compassion-chats

Break free from your body image

Get ideas on how to break free from the ideas, beliefs and behaviours that keep you stuck in your body image cage. The program takes place over 4 weeks and will provide you with the time to reflect on the relationship that you would like to have with your body”. This program is free and open to all UQ students, all genders, of all ages. You are welcome to participate in any or all of these weeks.

Topics covered

How did my body image develop?

  • Identification of what has shaped body image

  • Consideration of the influences that shape the development of unique concept of own body.

What is my relationship to my body?

  • Building a more supportive inner voice

  • Identifying and challenging  the critical inner voice and the unconscious assumptions about body image

What do I want to change?

  • Identification of personal values related to body image

  • Building a resilient goal image

How can I make the change?

  • Practical strategies to build a more positive rsp with self and body image

  • Compassionate mind training