As part of a course in work I have been asked to research 'body consciousness', specifically 'Should body consciousness be taught as part of the curriculum in schools?'
The fields I need to complete are as follows:
Evidence of Benefits
Has anybody came across 'body consciousness' before? I've had a look on google and haven't found anything concise. My first thoughts would be that this would be to do with body image, however what I've found on google seems to be imply that it covers actual awareness of the physical self and emotions and is used as a tool for self regulation and control?
I'm in the dark here, does anybody have any thoughts on this?
Hmmm, at school we had posters about 'emotional awareness' but it was very babyish - and I can't really remember what they said...
Features - a more indepth male/female anatomy lesson/like sex ed. but more grown up.
Concepts/explainations of body types, healthy eating, affect of exercise, affect of drugs/alcohol. etc.
Making a person more conscious of what they are doing to/putting in their bodies.
For the emotional things, it's usually to do with identifying your 'true' emotions e.g. feeling angry when really you're sad. To allow for emotional 'growth and maturity'.
Possibly, reducing obesity, fewer people having those awkward 'should I look like this/should I feel like this' issues as teenagers which would boost selfconfidence end the like.
More ability to cope with emotions and get on with life.
Erm... I suppose if you think about programs like 'Supersize vs. Superskinny' the idea of body consciouness from them could kick start other people into eating more healthily/seeking help. However, I don't really know.