You don’t like your body.

You try to avoid mirrors. When you can’t avoid a mirror, you focus on your “flaws”. People might give you compliments about your physical appearance but you don’t believe them. This dissatisfaction with your appearance affects your self-esteem, friendships, romantic relationships, sex life, among other things.

You don’t need to change your body; you need to change your attitude towards your body

Generally there are two schools of thought when it comes to improving body image:

  1. change your body (enter the makeup artists, physical trainers, plastic surgeons etc.)
  2. change your attitude and relationship with your body

Approach #1 may be helpful to some people in moderation but I believe the bulk of the work needs to come from approach #2.

Why?

Because you are worthy as you are right now. We come in many different sizes and shapes. Even if you make physical changes, self-love needs to come from within.

Lets work to improve your body image.

I follow a Health at Every Size approach to working with body image which places emphasis on healthy behaviours rather than body size and shape. It acknowledges the immense diversity of natural body shapes and sizes rather than aiming for one interpretation of beauty.

I help clients develop a healthier relationship with their body in all its wonder (not just aesthetically) moving from the flaws and focusing on all the great things your body brings.

Ashley Bishop Lapierre Registered Psychologist Calgary Alberta

Feel at peace with your body!

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