This course has yielded incredible results for hundreds of girls and women. It is shown to help participants:
Develop a powerful sense of purpose and self-worth outside of your appearance
Gain confidence to allow you to live without constant body monitoring
Feel less shame about your body and more body acceptance
Improve your understanding of your own health and fitness outside of objectifying and appearance-based terms
Increase feelings of self-compassion toward yourself and others and decrease self-comparison
Change the way you view media and be a more conscious media consumer
Develop your own life-changing path to body image resilience by cultivating resilient traits and skills to carry you through future body image difficulties
Through the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, Lindsay Kite, Ph.D. & Lexie Kite, Ph.D. have been teaching and promoting positive body image to millions of people online and in person since 2009. Their doctoral research and years of body image activism has led to the development of this in-depth, online course for individuals.
You can use this program at your own pace, on your own timetable, since all of the content is open and available to you for three years from your date of purchase. This rigorously tested online program has been utilized by hundreds of girls and women with life-changing results. In 8 units complete with in-depth original content in video, text and audio form; challenges; surveys and reflection prompts, this program guides participants through the process of:
recognizing harmful messages in media and culture about female bodies;
reflecting on the ways those ideals have impacted your life;
redefining the ways you think about beauty, health and individual worth; and
developing resilience through your own path that utilizes four sources of power.
In a world where most girls and women live in a very uncomfortable "comfort zone" of body shame, anxiety, and fixation on appearance, the Beauty Redefined Body Image Resilience Program is designed to help you find peace and purpose. The world needs you. Not just a pretty vision of you, but all of you. You deserve to know this truth, and the world deserves to experience what you are capable of offering. By learning about and utilizing our game-changing approach to positive body image through body image resilience, you can face current and future body image difficulties with clarity and strength.
Opting out of events, activities, or opportunities because you feel self-conscious of your appearance
Comparing yourself to other girls and women and falling short
Spending time and energy worrying about the way you look or the way you think others think you look
Dealing with painful experiences that have changed the way you feel about your body
Not knowing how to help friends and family dealing with body image issues
Feeling defined by your body and your appearance and wanting to find power beyond those things
Can I share my registration with a friend or loved one?
Memberships cannot be shared among users. Once payment has been received, only members themselves will receive access to the full program content.
Do I have to complete the course during a set time period, or can I do it at any time?
You can take the course any time, day or night. You will have access for one full year to the course and all content, including video, audio, discussion forums, activities and challenges, reflection surveys, etc.
Do you provide scholarships to people who can't afford the course?
Yes. We will provide a limited number of scholarships per year to people who email us and provide a detailed description of why they feel the course could benefit them and a commitment to complete the course in a timely manner and report back on their progress.
I don't struggle with negative body image, but a friend or loved one I know does. Would this course be beneficial to take as a friend and ally?
Absolutely. All of us are on lifelong journey to body image resilience, and when we are feeling well and are able to offer social support to others, that is an incredible opportunity to take the course and become a knowledgeable friend and ally to those struggling with poor body image.
Can I gift this course to a friend or loved one?
Yes. After you have paid for the course, simply register using your loved one's email address. Alternatively, you can email us once you have paid and we will offer your loved one a coupon code to register for free as a gift from you.
I feel like I know a lot about body image. Will I learn anything new in this course?
We believe you will. The doctoral research of Dr. Lexie Kite and Dr. Lindsay Kite is unique and transformative. Within academic research and popular social media activism, the work of the Kites through Beauty Redefined is pioneering the work of body image resilience that actually changes lives and improves body image. The theoretical model of body image resilience, developed by the Kites, forms the foundation of this course and is shown to be a game-changer for girls and women living in a culture of objectification in all its forms. You will learn new things about body image resilience in general and about your own skills and strengths to achieve body image resilience as you participate in this program.
Is this course appropriate for all ages?
This course has been designed for ages 14+, but younger participants are encouraged to participate with an adult present to help them understand some information or skip content that might not be appropriate for a younger audience. We do not discuss, display, or write about anything explicit, though we do discuss "objectification" and the evidence of objectification, like assault and abuse.
I am a therapist who would like to use this program for my clients. Is that possible?
We have debuted a special program that is available to certified therapists and counselors in a variety of fields, including psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, registered dieticians, nurses, psychiatrists, and marriage and family therapists to become official Beauty Redefined Program Facilitators. This program is particularly suited for professional therapists who seek to guide their clients through evidence-based body image training that provides tools and strategies to help them recognize, reject and resist harmful messages and beliefs with resilience. As a Beauty Redefined Program Facilitator, we’ll provide you with a toolkit to guide clients toward body image resilience in either group or individual therapy. Each client will have individual access to the online course and each facilitator will be their guide in regularly scheduled check-ins or meetings. The toolkit will include: a BR Program Facilitator Badge for your website, a listing for your practice on our website's "resources" page; marketing toolkit, a Comprehensive Facilitator Guide booklet, and more. If you are interested, click the link to "Become an official course facilitator" in the banner at the top of this page.