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A Be Your Own Beloved Program

Beloved Info

You pick up a photo and look at it. You feel a wave of fear of what you might see. You want to delete it, put it away...even before you've really engaged with it.

We place blame on ourselves in that moment but it's truly the fact that we live in a racist, sexist, fat phobic, ageist, homophobic and transphobic society that sparks that reaction in us.

We experience our relationship to photos through a trauma response which is understandable seeing how treats folks who fall into the above marginalized categories. 

In the coming 6 months I want to invite you into a different experience. One where we are learning to embody ourselves.

Embody our bodies story.

Embody our narrative of how we see ourselves.

Embody the inner voice that counteracts your inner critic.

Embody a relationship of curiosity, creativity and self-connection

Embody your experience of body acceptance and LIVE the life you've been holding back from.

Embody our feeling of safety in relation to photos and to be able to support ourselves in those reactions. 

I've had the honour of being a guide for thousands of folks over the last 10+ years of teaching the Be Your Own Beloved in releasing 

Yes, we're working with photos and taking self-portraits in these classes but here's the thing. The work we do with the camera and the photo is the vessel for change. It is SO powerful because it is a place where we have been unconsciously feeling unsafe, feeling critical, feeling disconnected. 

The Course

"If the voice inside you is never your own, then who is going to tell you that you've finally come home"


The Program

​The Embody Program Includes:

  • 4 Powerful 10 Day Classes spread out throughout 2023 with space in between 

  • A Private Flickr Group where we’ll be sharing our photos throughout the program

  • Monthly Group Coaching Calls with Vivienne

  • On the months we don't have a class we will have an extra call exploring the theme of the month

  • A Body Acceptance Selfie E-Book to start off and support your journey, arriving as soon as you register. In it we explore what Body Acceptance & Body Neutrality are, how we can use selfies as tool for body positivity, technical and creative tips for inviting yourself into the frame as well as links to hashtags, inspiring selfie-takers and resources for your body acceptance selfie path with a focus on diversity and intersectionality.

  • A Copy of the Selfie Starter Guide to get you started (and answer any technical selfie questions you might have).

The Course

"If the voice inside you is never your own, then who is going to tell you that you've finally come home"


Embody May Be for You If:

  • You're on a Body Acceptance Path (at any point on the don't have to already feel accepting to join in)

  • You're looking for a safe & brave space to explore your body acceptance path

  • You feel disconnected from the inner voice that believes in you, that knows you are worthy

The Elements:

The elements of the Return are rooted in the aspects of the Be Your Own Beloved:

This Program is Rooted in the beliefs that:

All bodies are worthy (including yours).


the power of slow healing of body image through acts of body trustYour inner voice is as powerful as your Inner Critics voice. We just have to learn to listen to it.

Join the 6 Month Embody Program:



Embody - Pay in Full

Join the Embody 6 month program and pay in full.


Embody - Payment Plan

Join the Embody 6 Month Program and pay in 6 Installments


About Vivienne

I’m Vivienne, your guide in this online class. I created Be Your Own Beloved after many years of using the camera as a tool to find my way back from a deep struggle with negative body image and self-hate. The curriculum in this program is derived from the same tools that I used to heal how I saw myself and find my own voice of how I saw myself (outside of my inner critics voice).


I want you to know that when you sign up for Be Your Own Beloved, I’m going to be in this journey with you, cheering you on and leaving supportive comments on your photos. Of course I’m also available to answer any questions that arise. You’ll also see me participating alongside you in class as I believe if I’m asking you to show up in the photo activity, I had better be willing to as well…and there’s always new awakenings that happen for me too). I SO look forward to getting to know you through this class and don’t hesitate to email me if any questions are arising!

For those of you on the fence, trust me. Sign up. I’ve taken two courses with Vivienne and I’ll surely sign up for more. Vivienne is compassionate without being schmaltzy, creative without being flighty, and meets learners where they are. Her ability to create a community seems easy but as an online educator, I know how hard it is. Her classes are well worth the investment and they made me love the camera and myself.

Amy Stevens



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