Body Image Issues
It’s common to notice things you don’t like with your body, and everyone has something they’d change if they were given the chance.
However, when you become fixated on things you don’t like about yourself, it can take over your life. Therapy can help you put your body into perspective and address the emotional components associated with your judgements on your physical appearance.
It’s common to compare yourself to Instagram models and social media influencers, especially with the prevalence of social media in our lives today. But an obsession with comparing your body to an unachievable ideal has caused many people to struggle with the way they look. If you fight with your mirror every morning and spend too much time choosing outfits every day, talking with a therapist could help. Talking with a therapist helps you understand realistic body image and size and addresses the social component that comes with body image issues.
While many body image issues stem from comparisons with social media, there can be other factors that contribute to body image distress. Some of these factors can be negative personal experiences from childhood or body image pressure from family or friends.
Through modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, therapists work with you to stop the cycle of negative thoughts and self-talk. As you work with your therapist, you’ll learn how to intentionally focus on positive self-talk and will develop tools to stop body image obsession. You’ll uncover things that have contributed to negative self-esteem and create interventions to stop negative patterns. Together, with your therapist, you’ll build tools to foster a cycle of positive self-esteem and life patterns.
Therapy can help with body image issues like:
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
Chill Therapy practices from a Health At Every Size perspective, meaning sessions with your therapist won’t simply address weight loss. Talking with a Health At Every Size Provider allows you to address the emotional components that come with body image issues, no matter your size or weight. Chill Therapy uses a client-centered approach to customize sessions with clients and to provide the tools needed for each specific person to develop a healthy body image and positive life patterns.
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