The eBody Project is an online program designed to help adolescent girls and young women feel better about their bodies by giving them a forum to think about the costs of trying to look like the unrealistic images of women that are shown in the mass media.
Young women do a series of exercises that help them understand the costs of this unrealistic thin-ideal and learn to recognize things they like about themselves and their body.
What age group is the eBody Project designed for?
Research shows that this program works best for women aged 14 and older. The most common age range is between 14-28 years old, but older women have found this program helpful too.
Can males do the eBody Project?
We have never had males complete this program because body image concerns and eating problems are more common in women. This program is specifically designed to help women deal with the pressures from society and media to conform to the "beauty-ideal."
Is it okay to participate in the eBody Project if I think I might have an eating disorder?
The eBody Project has been shown to lower the rates of eating problems and obesity in women, so it can be very helpful if you are experiencing any of these issues. However, you should seek additional help from a doctor or therapist who has expertise in treating eating disorders if you think you have one.
How long does it take to complete the program?
To complete all 6 modules, it takes about 4 hours, plus there are additional offline exercises, but you are encouraged to go at your own pace and do one module at a time. You will get the most out of this program if you take your time to thoughtfully do each of the exercises.
If you have any questions about the eBody Project please feel free to contact us via e-mail, phone, or traditional mail. You can also utilize the form to the left to send us a brief message.
Oregon Research Institute
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