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Improve Body Image in a Swimsuit
Improve Body Image in a Swimsuit

Improve Body Image in a Swimsuit It’s a few days before Memorial Day Weekend, and “Swimsuit Season” is about to begin. Will you venture out to the beach in a bikini, will you be seen in a swimsuit at the pool? Or, will this be yet another summer that you “hide” underneath long-sleeved t-shirts and […]

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How to Improve Body Image

How to Improve Body Image It’s Valentines Day, a day to celebrate LOVE! Most of us associate this day with the love for an intimate partner, but this can be a day to celebrate any kind of love – for your friends, family, companion animals, nature… and how about loving that image in the mirror? […]

Media Influences on Body Image and Eating Disorders
Media Influences on Body Image and Eating Disorders

Media Influences on Body Image & Eating Disorders How does the media influence your body image and the development of eating disorders? Specifically, how does society’s “ideal standard of beauty” affect your attitudes about your body image, weight, shape and size? How does the “pressure to look perfect” affect your behaviors with eating and exercise, […]

Love Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #1 – Love Your Self The first EDIT™ Principle involves Self-Love – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. People with eating disorders typically only hear the critical chatter of their Eating Disorder (ED) mind. However, this is their “false self” – ED is NOT who they really are! We all have a compassionate voice within, which we […]

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Body Image Issues: How to Love Your Self

Love Your Self – it might seem like a great concept, but how can you put it into practice, when you struggle with body image issues? You might think, “I will love myself when ___.” Fill in the blank: I lose xx pounds, my thighs don’t jiggle, I have flat abs, my arms are toned, I can fit into my skinny jeans… When I sculpt/mold/change my body into… what?

Fitness Modeling and Eating Disorders
Fitness Modeling and Eating Disorders

There are many things about the world of fitness modeling that makes an eating disorders therapist cringe. Most notably, there’s the very strict dieting, and also the large amount of time spent on intensive workouts at the gym. Less obvious – but extremely concerning – are the body image issues that arise from quests for physical perfection…

Somatic Counseling and Eating Disorders
Somatic Counseling and Eating Disorders

What is Somatic Counseling? Translated literally, “soma” means body. Somatic counseling is a form of psychotherapy that views the body as an integral part of the counseling process. Body psychotherapy is considered to be…

Eating Disorders & Body Image Tips for Parents
Eating Disorders & Body Image Tips for Parents

Teenage girls who diet are often depicted as shallow and vain, and are made fun of in many movies and TV shows. However, dieting is a warning sign that an adolescent has a negative body image or is developing an eating disorder. One in three teenage girls engage in fad diets, fasting, or…

Eating Disorders and Body Image: The Body Project
Eating Disorders and Body Image: The Body Project

Do you wish you could lose 5, 10, 20 or more pounds? Do you feel unhappy with your looks, no matter how thin you become? Do you use eating disorder behaviors (meal skipping, purging) as a quest for thinness? If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions…

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