Body-image & Self-esteem

Want to improve body diversity and inclusion?
Improve employee self-esteem and drive a positive workplace culture in this inspiring workshop delivered by Butterfly and Mental Health Ambassador Melani De Sousa.

Body Image & Self-esteem

1 hour Seminar

Resources: 2 page key learnings PDF summary

Delivery mode: Face-to-face or Virtual (MS Teams or Zoom)


The 1 hour Body-image & Self-esteem Seminar explores the four aspects of body-image to help individuals better understand their relationship with their bodies, and how their overall perception impacts self-esteem, personal value and self-worth. Positive and negative influences on body-image including upbringing, heritage, peers, social media, and society are discussed, together with strategies to manage these influences. Statistics are presented to shed light on the prevalence of body dissatisfaction and mental health issues, with an emphasis on the importance of seeking support, engaging in self-care practices, challenging toxic conversations and prioritising wellbeing. Participants will also receive a list of resources and helplines for those in need of further assistance.

Key Learnings

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the difference and similarities between body-image and self-esteem
  • Learn the four aspects of body-image including perceptual, affective, cognitive and behavioural body-image
  • Identify the common influences on body-image and self-esteem including the impact of social media on body dissatisfaction
  • Understand the link between poor body-image and mental illness, including statistics globally and in Australia
  • Discover the key support organisations and resources in Australia
  • Learn practical strategies to improve your body-image and self-esteem


What you’ll do

  • Perceptual body-image activity
  • Influences on body-image group activity
  • Develop a self-worth strategy that includes regular evidence-based habits to improve body satisfaction self-esteem

2 hour Workshop

Resources: 32 page activity booklet

Delivery mode: Face-to-face or Virtual (MS Teams or Zoom)


The 2 hour Body-image & Self-esteem Workshop covers everything in the one hour Seminar, with extended discussions around the societal, familial, and individual influences on body-image and self-esteem. Participants are encouraged to bring awareness to and identify unique body-image challenges affecting groups of specific ethnicities and social-economic backgrounds. Strategies for fostering a positive, inclusive and diverse workplace are also explored, including identifying and recognising stigmatising language and/or behaviour in organisations that can contribute to a psychologically unsafe workplace.

Key Learnings

What you’ll learn

  • Solidify and expand on learnings from the seminar with a focus on:
  • Understand the ever-increasing impact of social media on body-image and self-esteem
  • Discover the link between social media use and poor mental health
  • Identify the factors that contribute to a psychologically unsafe workplace verse a positive, inclusive and diverse workplace
  • How, where and who to find help and support including online support groups, community groups and free resources available on the internet


What you’ll do

  • Seminar activities plus:
  • Individual body-image activity
  • The self-worth strategy; an action plan based on individual personality, lifestyle and mental health
  • Identify the characteristics of a positive, inclusive and diverse workplace verse a psychologically unsafe workplace that can lead to bullying, harassment and poor mental health


For your Team

  • Positive mindset
  • Improved self-esteem and self-worth
  • Body acceptance and empowerment
  • Positive self-talk
  • Enhanced psychological wellbeing and mental health
  • Reduced symptoms of mental health issues particularly disordered eating


For your Organisation

  • Improved team spirit
  • Culturally inclusive and diverse workplace that celebrates body diversity
  • Higher self-awareness
  • Greater connections and interpersonal relationships in the workplace
  • Awareness of individual differences, cultures and personalities


Benefit from package discounts of up to 25% when booking more than 4 workshops per year. See below for more details on Packages.

Looking to book a one-off workshop? Click the button below to complete the form and we’ll send you a full workshop synopsis with investment details for groups of 6-200 participants per workshop. 1 hour seminars start from $15 per person ranging to $79.95 per person depending on group size.

Workshop Packages

Take the hassle out of workplace wellbeing with our tailored workshop packages encompassing a variety of topics targeting individual wellbeing and organisational performance

Monthly Workshops

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Bi-Monthly Workshops

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Quarterly Workshops

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Suitable for

Organisations/individuals looking to create a more inclusive workplace that celebrates body diversity and recognises the impact of self-esteem, self-worth and a positive body image on individual wellbeing and performance.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Wellness Workshop’s range of wellbeing workshops include evidence-based workshops to improve, support and enhance individual and organisational wellbeing, performance and productivity. Every workshop is created by our team of experts, on a range of specific topics, which are carefully crafted to include proven strategies and activities that motivate and engage your team members. All workshops and seminars include professionally designed learning materials and presentations that are visually appealing and interesting, and a whole lot better than a boring PowerPoint. 

Our aim is to make things as easy and enjoyable for you and your team. In addition to beautifully designed presentation materials, workshop materials and an emotionally engaging facilitator who will get your team talking, we’ll also provide you with a custom calendar appointment and graphically designed poster you can share digitally or print out to promote your upcoming workshop. If you’re booking a virtual workshop, we’ll also set up the workshop link on Zoom or MS Teams, and give you the option of recording your workshop for $599 with unlimited use. For face-to-face workshops, your investment includes travel, set-up, pack-down and facilitation at your workplace or chosen venue. We’ll also provide all printed materials for each participant to keep.

Every team member and facilitator at The Wellness Workshop is either an allied health practitioner who currently works in the industry, is degree qualified and a member of their relevant industry body, or an accredited and certified coach who has completed a range of qualifications relevant to the subject area. We do not hire casual facilitators and pride ourselves on providing your team with highly trained, highly experienced practitioners who are legally permitted to answer specific questions relevant to each workshop topic.

Workshops are 2 or more hours in length and include time for discussion, activities and interaction with the facilitator. Participants also get the opportunity to ask more questions and explore examples that are relevant to them. All 2+ hour workshops come with beautifully designed 32-40 page participant booklets that include key learnings, activities and additional materials. Seminars are 1 hour in length and more condensed with less detail. They are suitable for organisations who might not have the opportunity to block out 2 hours for a workshop. Seminars come with 2 page PDF summaries outlining key points from the session.

Our range of wellness workshop topics focus on either improving individual wellbeing, individual productivity, organisational wellbeing or organisational productivity and performance. Some topics may cover a range of areas but most will include strategies for improving psychological, physical and/or vocational enhancement.

Of course! We work with a wide variety of public, private and non-for-profit organisations who value employee and workplace wellbeing. We’ll get to know you and your team, understand your needs and help you decide on the most suitable topics and format that fit your criteria.

Workshop and seminar pricing is based on the duration of the workshop, format of the workshop (face-to-face or virtual) and how many participants you want to include. You can also benefit from group discounts for bookings of more than 4 x workshops per year with our range of Wellbeing Programs and Workshop Package options. Workshops start from $1199 for up to 15 x employees, with opportunity to increase to as much as 299 x participants.

Recordings are available to purchase and are professionally edited by our team to include an intro, outro, music bed and editing of any non-relevant content or activity time that generally isn’t enjoyable for an individual to watch. You can purchase the unlimited use recording of your workshop for $599.

As much as hybrid workshops sound like a good idea, we’ve run hundreds of workshops over the past 6 years and can tell you they’re not. Hybrid workshops don’t allow your team members or the facilitator to move around, interact and use a range of activity methods like white-boards and break out discussions when face-to-face. Unless you have a full camera crew and microphone on each participant, face-to-face workshops are very difficult to engage in for participants dialling in online or from home. If you’re going to take the time to prioritise employees and run a workshop, why not do it right by either having a face-to-face or online session everyone can enjoy. If another provider has told you hybrid workshops are a good idea, we’d really question the emotionally engaging component of their facilitation style. 

Of course! If you don’t have a suitable workplace to run a face-to-face workshop (e.g. a factory, farm or work-site) we can book a suitable venue at one of our venue partner sites around Melbourne. Venues come with everything you need including a projector or TV screen, comfortable seating, toilets and a range of amenities.

We’re so glad you’ve asked this, because it means you’re really thinking about what’s best for your workplace and employees. The Wellness Workshop was built by our Founder, Melani De Sousa who suffered five mental illnesses over two decades. Melani’s passion, commitment and dedication to improving individual and organisational wellbeing shines through everything we do. Our Australian run and owned business team take the time to care, listen and connect with your employees. We don’t talk at you. We listen, we engage and we ask questions. We’re not in it for the profit, we’re in it for the passion. We love seeing our clients succeed and flourish. And we have no doubt that if you’re engaging us, you’re a forward thinking organisation who cares and invests in their people.


Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Health Coach, Associate Certified Coach

Founder, Mental Health Ambassador & Lived Experience Facilitator

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