hate the way you look? Maybe you compare yourself to others? Have you spent
years striving for the perfect body image? Are you feeling miserable about it?
not alone. 93% of women are said to feel body shame and incidentally, 83% of
men do too!
this body shame then?
up time… have you ever thought to yourself
hate the way I look”
don’t like my butt…thighs…belly…arms…”
can’t I look like (insert revered model)
ALL of us feel rubbish about our body image!
that possible – when most of us think we are alone in this struggle!
know if I have any friends who aren’t constantly struggling with this problem.
So that’s nearly everyone?
All of my
clients will arrive at a body image issue at some stage in their sessions if it
isn’t the most immediate problem.
in the heck does it come from?
we so obsessed with the way we look to others?
is right? It’s about how others look at us or maybe how others say things about
us or even to us?
many will say, I want to look and feel great for me… but do they really? Why
then do we want to look like some amazing model portrayed as young, toned and
tanned in the magazines? Is it a realistic expectation or just a hopeful dream?
think most of us find it hard to reconcile with the way WE look to the way
EVERYONE else looks. It’s time we tried harder to support each other.
has such a lot to answer for when it comes to role models for us. I realise
that the industry is moving towards a better standard, using plus-size models
and older models but is it too late?
How do we
educate each other and our youngsters that loving yourself completely is better
than torturing yourself over an often unobtainable image?
How do we change this attitude?
I have been watching a recent TV show about make up artists with my daughter, which is quite entertaining as well as informative, but my main takeaway from it is that models PRE make up look like us. They look normal, but vast amounts of makeup can really transform a face.
daughter understands this, and we have talked about how photoshopped pictures
also another show on at the moment too which explores the naked body in ALL
shapes and sizes. The main concept is that everyday people who have real issues
with their body image spend time with hosts (naked) who help them slowly move
from body hate to body love.
IT… it’s so rewarding to see people stop hating on themselves and loving
I have an
ongoing battle with my own body issues. I don’t hate myself, yet I am not fully
loving myself. But I am working on it and trying to figure out where the
stories have come from – its tough work but I am determined to get there.
love to know if you have struggled with body image/ body shame issues.
had cruel remarks that have left you upset?
faced the mirror and cried at how you look?
feel like you need to change for you or to please someone else?
Let’s talk about this body image is important.
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