"Self love, body positivity, healing your body image".....It all sounds nice, but what does it truly mean to work on your relationship with your body image?
We are in the midst of a collective trauma and likely experiencing a range of emotions + behaviors that have us feeling a bit lost and maybe like we've slipped back into old habits. The common phrase I hear from my clients lately is " I thought I was over this behavior but it's popping up again". Feeling frustrated they want to go straight to fix it mode and make it go away. If you are in the same boat, you're not alone. Navigating through something as unexpected as this is can bring up a wide range of ways we cope. For those in recovery from an eating disorder or diet culture you may find yourself feeling more out of control around food (or trying to control it more tightly) and having a heightened awareness of your body.
Hanna Kuyper, M.A, CIEC. is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 109748) under the employment and supervision of DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC MFC 33095, LPC 629. ) Hanna see’s clients out of her private practice in Redding, CA. Hanna is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.