Authentic Body Confidence
How to feel safe, free and sexy AF in you own skin.
How Much Time & Energy Do You Spend Obsessing Over Your Body's Size, Shape, or "Flaws"?
Now think about what you haven't done... what you haven't learned, or written, or painted, or been present for, or traveled to... all because you were too busy thinking about your body or appearance.
If you’re anything like I used to be, then you’ve spent your whole life identifying with how you look, and wanting to fix every single so-called “imperfection” in order to finally be good enough.
You’ve spent years (or decades!) working hard to feel thin enough, pretty enough, or desirable enough or to finally be confident– but none of it has worked. Even if you see some short term success, something always happens — an injury, a pregnancy, a break up, an illness, a career change — and you go right back to square one.
I know why it hasn’t worked.
All of the changes you’ve made to your body in the past — the diet, the exercise regimen, the make up, the new clothes — didn’t work because your appearance was never the problem. Obsessing over your appearance (what I often call “body perfectionism”) is just a distraction for the really painful stuff that lies underneath: the feelings of not being enough, of being too much, or of failing in your role as a woman.
It’s what’s going on under the surface that needs your attention more than anything– but deep down, you knew that already, didn’t you? You’re here, after all. 😉
Welcome to Authentic Body Confidence!
Through this 12-week online course, you’ll learn how to stop giving power to the distraction of the “body story” and start to finally deal with the real story underneath.
Since it’s a small group coaching program, you’ll have a sounding board and community, in addition to personal coaching, resources, and weekly trainings that will help you break free from the shackles of thinking about your body and appearance all the time!
What is Authentic Body Confidence?
This course is the culmination of my years of work helping women overcome body image issues.
It’s a comprehensive tour of the most important lessons and skills a woman needs to learn in order to be released the tyranny of thinking about her body all the time– from diversifying her self-worth and self-identity, to unpacking her internalized fatphobia, to learning how to let go of her fear of judgement and criticism.
Who needs Authentic Body Confidence?
This course is for you if you know you were put on earth to do something important, but you haven’t had the time, money, or energy to do it yet, because you’ve been too busy focusing on how you look.
It’s for you if you’re terrified of people judging you or not liking you, if you struggle to make friends with other women, or if you feel isolated or alone. It’s for you if you sometimes feel like an imposter, or if you spend a lot of time making it look like you have your shit together despite secretly being totally lost.
It’s for you if you are a people-pleaser, if you are constantly anxious about your body, or if you want to be a body-positive role model for your daughters. It’s for you if you have ever spent a love-making session thinking about how you look instead of feeling pleasure. It’s for you if you’ve ever missed an event because you didn’t think you looked good enough.
It’s for you if you are just plain tired of thinking about food, fat, weight, exercise, beauty, or how you look– and you’re ready to spend your time and energy thinking about how you feel, what you want, and what you’re here to do instead.
What will I learn in Authentic Body Confidence?
We focus on external things we think we can control (like weight, food, fat, or shape!) because our emotional lives are so much more painful, murky, abstract, and scary. We disconnect from our bodies in an attempt to disconnect from the feelings and stories that really scare us.
Authentic Body Confidence will teach you how to challenge society’s lies about what a woman should do and be, identify and heal the emotional needs you’re trying to meet by looking a certain way, and learn how to trust yourself.
As a result, you’ll find yourself moving toward the life you really desire, taking way better care of yourself, connecting with others more easily, and cultivating a strong sense of self-worth outside of how you look.
I am much more aware of my thoughts and truly understand that my worth has nothing to do with my body. I knew this before, but now I believe it.
I’m getting much better at eating intuitively and recognizing my emotions, letting them flow through me without judgment. I’ve significantly decreased the amount of time I live my life spectatoring (viewing my experience through the perspective of others) and increased the amount of time in my life I do things and experience things purely for myself.
My life has drastically changed since the workshop, I feel more empowered and confident in myself and my ability to make decisions.
ABC gave me the support system that allowed me to feel safe and explore who I am, what I need and how I would like to show up in the world. It also helped me build the confidence to move forward in a way that I am proud of, and excited to live my life.
This has been some of the most challenging work I have done and the most rewarding.
Authentic Body Confidence will not magically make you a better person. It won’t make you thinner or more motivated or suddenly happy. This program will tear down all your walls and barriers, question all your current belief systems and lifestyle choices and force you to make conscious choices about your life. I thought I had a problem with food, body image and motivation, but through this course I discovered that all of my issues stemmed from not understanding my values and not truly knowing how to take care of myself. This course was worth every penny and has taken so much unnecessary burden out of my life.
What You Get:
- 10 pre-recorded webinars, delivered weekly.
- 10 material worksheets, complete with practices, resources, and journal questions, delivered weekly.
- A printed and bound Authentic Body Confidence booklet sent via snail mail before the program begins, including all 10 worksheets plus tons of additional practices and resources.
- Twice weekly live group-coaching calls to process the information, discuss application, and work through real-time issues with the group!
- Private Facebook group access, for accountability, discussion, Q&A, and support!
PLUS! You’ll get exclusive access to bonus interviews created just for you by your body confidence “fairy godmothers,” including:
Pleasure Is My Birthright, with:
Ev’Yan Whitney, sexuality doula and advocate for erotic women, and creator of Sex, Love, Liberation.
Marginalized Bodies, and Being Both Sexy and Fat, with:
Melissa Gibson, Body Positivity Activist
Finding Body Peace Through Chronic Illness and Body Changes with: Ivy Felicia, “The Body Relationship Coach”
You have important shit to do in this lifetime.
Stop letting body-perfectionism keep you from doing it.
Not only did I get what I wanted from the course (which was to feel like my not-even-fat belly wasn’t a huge burden I was carrying), but I got so much more. I grieved over my leg injury, and got over it, I apologised to my body, I started playing with free-movement and dancing around my living room (which, if you knew me, is something I would have never thought I’d do, let alone actually enjoy and continue long after the course!). I had some really powerful visualisations that will always stay with me, and I shared my journey with a group of really kind, amazing, brave people.
Jessi always seems to know the right thing to say. She listens to everyone with such attention, and such care, that you can’t help but feel seen and heard. In such a safe environment, it’s almost impossible not to heal. This course is so much more than just learning to accept your body; this is about exploring — at a deep level — what it means to be you.
The Twelve Week Syllabus
Enrollment for the Spring 2019 Session Opens Soon!
Week 1: Redefining Self Care
Week 2: Body Image is a Red Herring: Seeing Beneath the Body Story
Week 3: Facing Your Fears: How to Stop People Pleasing
Week 4: Dealing With Food, Fat, Weight, and Exercise
Week 5: Catch-up week
Week 6: Examining Your Identity: Who Are You?
Week 7: Connecting to Touch, Movement, & Sensuality
Week 8: Connecting to Your Body’s Physical Cues (like hunger!)
Week 9: Embracing Emotions
Week 10: Catch-up week
Week 11: Intuition & Desire
Week 12: Judgement & Acceptance
I felt so ashamed of my body that I actively avoided seeing old classmates and friends because I didn’t want them to see me. It put so many restrictions on my life and how I could enjoy it. I didn’t want to go to the beach until after I lost weight. I didn’t go to my class reunion because I was so embarrassed of myself. I avoided photographs, and if I had to take some, tried to take as many as possible so I could pick the one that made me grimace the least. I took this course because I wanted to be able to stop holding back, to get out of my bubble of fear and actually enjoy life. While I’d like to think I’ve become more confident, it’s hard to say until something happens! I did however give you an actual photo of me to go with this statement, which I never would have done before! 😉
So… What’s the Investment?
10 Webinars & Worksheets: $2,000 value
Print Book & Additional Resources: $40 value
12 Live Group Coaching Calls: $3,000 value
FB Group Access: $120 value
The Fairy Godmother Bonus Recordings: $450 value
Early Enrollment Private Coaching Call Bonus: $250 value
Just 3 payments of $367
(Or $997 Paid-In-Full Discount)
Frequently Asked Questions
When does this program start?
Enrollment for the spring 2019 session opens soon!!
(We need the time in between to snail-mail out your ABC workbooks!)
How do I know if this program is for me?
This program is for female-identified people of any age, weight, or shape who wants to stop stressing about, hating, criticizing, obsessing over, or picking apart their body or appearance. If you feel like you’ve tried everything else and are ready to try something different and dig deep, this program is for you.
Why a group program?
To show you that you’re not alone, connect you to others who are going through a similar journey, provide a community based around shared values, and allow you to practice the skills you’re learning in a safe and supportive space.
Will this course help me lose weight or change the way my body looks?
This course is specifically designed to help you stop needing to ask those questions. This is not a course intended for those seeking nutrition, weight loss, or exercise advice; instead, we’re going to turn the volume down on the voice telling you that you need to change the shape or size of your body in the first place, so you can turn the volume up on the parts of you that allow you to step authentically into yourself, your best life, and your purpose here on earth.
What if I can’t make the live coaching calls?
The coaching calls will be available on various days and times, to accommodate different timezones and schedules. I recommend making an effort to come to them if possible, but I recognize that it’s not always possible. If you can’t make the live calls, don’t worry– you can always send me questions or issues via email to discuss live on the call, since all coaching calls will be recorded and sent out to everyone after!