PRLog - June 6, 2012 - THORNHILL, Ontario -- This summer, Girls Circle comes to York Region with a research-based model that encourages girls to hold on to their voices and stay true to themselves. Through sharing their ideas and concerns in a safe space, girls experience enhanced judgment and critical-thinking skills to make wise, healthy choices and improve self-esteem and body image.
Body image is the #1 factor in predicting self-esteem. Poor body image leads to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, sexual difficulties, low self-esteem, and increased suicide risk. Girls who have completed Girls Circles demonstrate significant improvements in body image, interpersonal relationships, choosing friends who treat them well, and expressing their needs to adults.
“Through the research-based model of Girls Circle groups, I hope to empower girls by helping them see their true value which is more than skin deep. Girls deserve to celebrate and love themselves for who they are rather than what they look like,” said facilitator Laura Connell.
Girls Circle will gather 6-10 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 and their certified facilitator. Each week, the trained facilitator leads the girls through a structured format that includes taking turns talking and listening to one another respectfully about their concerns and interests. The girls will express themselves further through creative or focused activities such as journaling, drawing, poetry, collage, and drama. Guest speakers who are experts in the fields of body image and self-esteem will enhance the experience.
For more information & to register contact:
Laura Connell @416.903.9714 | girlscircle2012@