Body Talk ©

Are you are looking for a programme to provide information, discussion & tools to deal with body image, body wonderment, media & social influences, celebrating body diversity & body trust? Body Talk© is incorporated, age appropriately, into all of Nest Consulting’s Programmes designed to address the increasing pressures on tweens & teens to look ‘perfect’. It can  be run as a day programme, a 3 hour workshop, as a series of classes or components chosen for a one class event.

Your preferred provider for in-school education (also available for Youth Groups) and now NZ-wide! Our Educators are qualified as facilitators of the Dove self esteem programme & the Nourish body image & media awareness programme.

Body Talk© is a programme; inspired by EDEN’s Nourish & Dove’s Self Esteem projects, designed to assist young people to:

  • Understand & deal with thoughts & feelings about physical appearance,
  • Examine influences on body image with a particular focus on the media,
  • Practice listening to & appreciating their bodies,
  • Learn about body trust & the dangers of dieting,
  • Celebrate diversity in themselves & others,
  • Identify ways to create “body-safe” environments

Currently young people are faced with more pressure to look “perfect” than at any other time. It is vital to combat this pressure by providing young people with information, alternative perspectives & tools for change.

It promotes:

  • body confidence
  • self esteem
  • critical thinking
  • body satisfaction
  • body diversity
  • positive body image
  • body trust

This Programme is deliberately NOT about eating disorders, weight or food pyramids, but rather seeks to move concepts such as EDEN’s ‘LOVE YOUR BODY’ into action and Dove’s ‘BE REAL’.

Through creative activities, discussions, DVD, images and worksheets, students are able to explore these issues in a variety of learning styles. It is designed to lead young people through an engaging, holistic, optimistic & exciting journey to body confidence.


If desired we are able to work with individual schools to establish a unique programme.

Subjects covered:

Influences on Body Image:

  • What influences Body Image
  • Changing ideas over time

Critical Media Literacy

  • Stereotypical images of attractiveness
  • Viewing the media critically

Breaking the Mould

  • Stereotypical assumptions
  • Appearance Bullying
  • Diversity
  • Body Wonderment
  • Body Image

Dieting and Body Trust

  • Internal & External Clues
  • DVD – At war with our bodies
  • Body Trust
  • More than Nutrition
  • BMI Myth Busting
  • Health at every size

Taking up Space

  • Making new moulds
  • Spreading the love
  • How to promote positive body image


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Body Talk©: Cost

Our Educators are trained in the Dove Body Image programme and as a ‘Nourish’ course facilitators (qualified through Women’s Health Action: previously EDEN).

Components of the course are incorporated age appropriately into all of our in-school Programmes.

Courses are offered in several formats to fit your timetable:

  • Day Programme
  • 3 hr workshop
  • Weekly short class for 4 weeks
  • Components chosen to form a one off class

Fees will vary depending on your requirements and are outlined below.

  • Payment is by internet banking, PayPal, cash or cheque.
  • Please note that all in-school and group education packages are quoted exclusive of GST

Programme Cost guideline: $ upon application (dependent on class numbers and number of classes to be delivered)

Max. number in each class = as discussed with school

Please ask for a quote which will depend on the specifics of the programme / number of students / length of each programme
If the venue is outside of a main centre there may be an additional accommodation/travel allowance.
Please ensure cancellations are made with at least 48 hours notice to avoid a 50% charge