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Timberline Knolls

May 08, 2014 10:00 ET

Event at Stanford University to Celebrate The Body Positive Movement

New Book, "Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)" to Launch at Event

PALO ALTO, CA --(Marketwired - May 08, 2014) - Eating disorders and body image concerns are a common and disabling problem among college students, and can interfere with academic performance, quality of life, and long term health. To celebrate a student-led movement at Stanford University, The Body Positive is hosting an event, sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Stanford Women's Center at Stanford University.

"We're excited to celebrate with the students who are part of The Body Positive leadership training at Stanford University, as they share the projects and positive momentum they've built in five residence halls using Body Positive support groups, art and activism," said Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, co-founder of The Body Positive. "Our goal is to establish a social climate where healthy eating, a positive body image and excellent self-care are the norm. We are so proud of these leaders who are passionate about ending the suffering of their peers."

The event will also feature the launch of The Body Positive's new book, Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), authored by Connie Sobczak, co-founder of The Body Positive. Autographed copies will be available. All proceeds from book sales will support the mission of The Body Positive to give high school and college student leaders practical tools and inspiration to prevent body image and eating problems in their school communities.

Attendees will be able to view students' art, hear them sing and speak out in celebration of their authentic beauty and self-love, as well as learn about what they're doing to change social norms of beauty and health on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available.

This celebration will honor the sponsors of the Stanford research project, including: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center; Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders; CRC Health Group; Center For Change; Reasons Eating Disorder Center; and Eating Recovery Center, along with all of the volunteers and donors who support The Body Positive to end body dissatisfaction and eating problems in school communities.

For those interested in attending, please RSVP to Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a day of self-care at a Bay Area spa. Attendance at the event is needed to win the gift. 

About The Body Positive:

The Body Positive was founded as a non-profit organization in 1996 to prevent eating disorders by teaching youth and adults to experience self-love, inhabit their unique beauty, and listen to the voice of wisdom within to guide sustainable, joyful self-care. Ultimately, the work is about freeing all people to pursue their life purpose and passions. When someone becomes physically and emotionally healthier by letting go of body dissatisfaction and eating problems, they know their true value and use their vital resources of time, energy, and brainpower -- once devoted to perfecting physical image and feeding self-hatred -- to making positive changes in their own lives and in the world. For more information, visit

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook -- Timberline Knolls, and Twitter -- Timberline Knolls.

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