Weekend Course Explores Issues of Body Image
Steinbach Bible College will be offering a new intensive weekend course entitled "Body Image and Eating Disorders" from November 15-17. Janice Priess, a counsellor and educator, who earned her Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from Providence Theological Seminary, will be teaching the three-day course.
According to Priess, the course will answer tow important questions: What does it mean to have a positive body image, and how do eating disorders develop?
"Whether you're working with young adults, or living with them, these are important questions to answer, as poor body image can lead to not only eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, but can affect how a person sees themselves interacting in the world," says Priess.
The course is intended to equip students with the understanding needed to help those struggling with body image and eating disorders. "We will go beyond the issue of how media and pop culture form body image, and talk about how we develp a concept of ourselves through families, schools, churches, and various other relationships," Priess continues.
Classes will run on Thursday and Friday evenings (November 15 and 16), from 7:00-9:45, and all day Saturday (November 17), from 9:00-4:00, at the Steinbach Bible College campus.
SBC is offering another intensive weenend course during the second sememster, entitled "Micro-Church Youth Ministry in a Mega-Church World." This course will be taught by Tim Houck, who has over 14 years of experience in exciting youth ministry.
For more information, or to register for either course, please contact the SBC office at 204-326-6451, or register online at www.sbcollege.ca.