Freedom from your cage

Break free from your body image


What is Freedom from your Cage?

It is a self-compassion based, interactive and supportive group.  Build skills and gain knowledge about body image and yourself.  Build a different emotional relationship with your body.



Is this for me?

If you have struggled with or currently struggle with:
- Body image
- Confidence
- Getting stuck thinking about your appearance
- Unsure of your personal goals

…then the group can help.


What is involved?

There are four sessions held once a week over four weeks (attending a minimum 2 is recommended).  Each week has a theme that builds upon the week before.  These themes are – body image development; the inner critic and supportive part of you; values and goals; and building self-compassion and coping skills.


Program Details

Get ideas on how to break free from the ideas, beliefs and behaviours that keep you stuck in your body image cage. The program takes place over 4 weeks and will provide you with the time to reflect on the relationship that you would like to have with your body”This program is free and open to all UQ students, all genders, of all ages. You are welcome to participate in any or all of these weeks.




Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
1pm - 2.30pm

2 August

9 August

16 August

23 August




Multi-Faith Chaplaincy




How did my body image develop?

  • Identification of what has shaped body image
  • Consideration of the influences that shape the development of unique concept of own body.

What is my relationship to my body?

  • Building a more supportive inner voice
  • Identifying and challenging  the critical inner voice and the unconscious assumptions about body image

What do I want to change?

  • Identification of personal values related to body image
  • Building a resilient goal image

How can I make the change?

  • Practical strategies to build a more positive rsp with self and body image
  • Compassionate mind training


Visit the Freedom from Your Cage blog to find additional resources to help you break free from your cage. 

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