Workshop This Sunday: Body Image

Our next recovery workshop:

September 15, 2013……………………………Healing the Distorted Lens/Body Image

For men and women…

Our stories may be different, but our heartaches over our bodies are a trigger for abusing food, laxatives, ourselves. Men and women suffer from negative body image. What happens when we lose weight? We may still have intimacy issues…we may become obsessed with our bodies, with fitness, with comparing ourselves to others. For men, body image may be tied up with feelings of virility and masculinity.

What this workshop will feature:

Two men and two women — with sustained recovery – will speak candidly about their experience, strength, and hope. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel. This will be followed by small breakout groups (attendees can opt for separate ones for men and women) for sharing experience and responding to questions.


Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday afternoon, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, YWCA 515 North Street White Plains, NY (enter in rear)

For Information: Call Julie V., 914-672-1803 or Carol H., 914-671-1776


Who are these work shops for:

These ‘how-to” workshops are designed for people wanting to kick their program into a higher gear, people wanting to better understand how to work the steps, people having trouble with food, people in relapse, people starting over, beginners, anyone wanting to hear about the OA recovery process.


The YWCA is located at 515 North Street in White Plains opposite White Plains High School. Bryant Avenue is the nearest intersection.

From Hutchinson River Parkway, North and South:
Take Exit 25 (Route 127, North St.) west toward White Plains. YWCA is on the left, 11/5 miles.

From Cross Westchester Express (I-287):
Heading East (from Tappan Zee Bridge) take Exit 8E (Westchester Mall Place). At the end of exit ramp, (Westchester Mall is straight ahead, Container Store is on the right), make a right at the light. Make a right onto Westchester Avenue. Bear right after overpass to Route 127/North Street towards Harrison. Continue on North Street past Bryant Avenue; YWCA is on the right hand side.

Heading West (from Port Chester or Connecticut): take Exit 9N-S toward Hutchinson Parkway/Meritt Parkway/Whitestone Bridge. Turn slightly left onto Westchester Avenue. Turn left onto Bryant Ave. Turn left onto North Street/NY-127. YWCA is on the right.

From Hutchinson River Parkway North
Take Exit 25. At light, turn left onto Route 127/North Street towards White Plains. YWCA is on the left, 1.5 miles.

From I-684 and Hutchinson River Parkway South:
Follow I-684 to the end and merge onto the Hutchinson River Parkway. Take Exit 25W. At light, turn right onto Route 127/North Street. YWCA is on the left, 1.5 miles.

By bus:
Bee Line Bus #5 (from bus terminal at Metro-North White Plains or Harrison Station). For a bus schedule call (914) 949-2020.

Handicap Accessibility:

The facility is handicap accessible. If you will be in need of this, please contact the workshop organizers to arrange to be met at the side entrance of the building. There is a ramp to enter and then a long hallway to the meeting room. The side door is normally locked so calling ahead is important.


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