5.1 - Body Image

5.1 - Body Image

Appearance and body image are one of the twelve shame categories and is perhaps the most important category for women. As women, we often feel the most shame for not being thin, young and beautiful enough. But, that's not the only place body image comes up. It also comes up in the context of our intimate relationships and, importantly, in the context of sexual intimacy. Today we're going to talk about the places that the shame surrounding body image/appearance show up in our lives, how we can use food or other tools to numb our negative emotions. We're going to talk about some tools and mindset shifts that you can use to work through your insecurities and shame around body image.

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February 02, 2018 by Wendy van Hardeveld IMG_8150.jpg

About Ellyn

I've spent the the majority of my life doubting myself. Doubting whether I was pretty enough, smart enough, capable enough, smooth enough, etc. It was all about whether I was enough. I let people's external validation define me. Or rather, my perceptions of what people thought of me. Those perceptions held me back my entire life. In my career, relationships, perception of myself. Years later, I finally started focusing on what I could do. It took stacks of books and years of diligent work, but I finally feel like I'm moving toward the confident person I want to become!

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