An individual’s emotional attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of their own body are referred to as body image. A negative or unhealthy body image may cause you to become preoccupied with what you perceived to be “physical flaws,” and you may have developed a distorted perception of your physical appearance, making you feel uncomfortable with your body, find it difficult to accept the way you look, or experience discomfort, shame, or even disgust in relation to your appearance. Body image issues have grown exponentially in the past few decades. With the increasing use of social media and the way it portrays the “ideal body”. People who have poor body image issues are often people with other underlying issues such as low self-esteem or self-confidence, and therapy can help you overcome these issues.
Body image counselling challenges your negative self-image and guides you in developing a positive view of yourself as a whole person. During your sessions at Nuffield Wellness, we will work together to help you become more aware of how you view yourself. With the right support in identifying the negative thought patterns, you will be able to develop a healthier ‘view’ of yourself and replace your negative internal voice with more positive perceptions.
The aim is to maintain a healthy body image and create healthy habits mentally, physically and emotionally. Book an appointment with us today.