No matter how much time and effort you put into looking a certain way, you almost always find something about your looks to criticize. Day after day, you find yourself comparing yourself to the appearance of others and wishing you could have their (fill in the blank).
Every window you walk past, you look the other way. You avoid mirrors at all cost.
Any offers to go out and have fun are turned down, because you can’t bear to be seen in public.
After trying on 10 different outfits before leaving the house, you decide on the one outfit that draws the least amount of attention towards you.
You can’t even imagine improving your self-esteem without changing your appearance.
This is a never-ending battle of the self-critical words you hear day after day. You search the web to see what you can do to relieve some of this discomfort.
How do other people deal with poor body image? You scroll down the list of websites and come across a phrase.
Body acceptance? That seems impossible and unattainable.
You feel anxious even thinking about this. How could you possibly accept where you are? If you just accept where you are, does that mean you have given up?
At Bricolage Wellness, we believe that you can live your life free of feeling held hostage by your body image.
We support the Body Liberation Movement, including the promotion of Health At Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating practices and the teachings of Body Positivity.
With the guidance of your therapist, you can explore ways to bring your awareness away from the focus of your body, and towards the emotions you are experiencing. What is it that you are in need of? Identify ways to show yourself self-compassion. Move towards a place of values-based living.
Start living life for what you want to be remembered for. Show up authentically, and watch the view of yourself change, without actually changing a thing.
Schedule an appointment with a therapist or our wellness coach today.