"I have poor body image and my eating is out of control! What can I do?" In psychology, we talk about characteristics which are based on both nature - what we are born with, and nurture - influences from the environment. Something in your environment at a certain milestone or developmental stage … [Read more...] about Why You May Be Struggling with Body Image and What to Do About It
by Carol Fredrek Women’s body image is not a new topic, but has typically focused on young adults or adolescents. Women’s appearance, how they view themselves and their worth, is just as important to their self-concept as it is for younger age groups. A common myth is that women do not experience … [Read more...] about The Truth About Body Image During Midlife: Feel Beautiful, Glowing, and Empowered
By Carol Fredrek, Registered Psychologist 1. Attention: listen to your body instead of mistrusting it and your body will tell you what it needs – hunger, pain, pleasure. 2. Appreciation: recognize the value of what your body has to offer you – sexual, athletic, aesthetic. Celebrate all of the … [Read more...] about 3 Essential Steps for Moving from Body Loathing to Body Love
By Carol Fredrek Do you measure your self-esteem by how you look or find yourself preoccupied with your weight, letting the numbers on the scale define who you are? Do your relationship to food and your body interfere with your life or prevent you from enjoying everyday activities? Body image and … [Read more...] about How Accurate Is Your Body Image?