Body Image Therapy
Negative body image is the belief that one's body or parts of the body are unacceptable.
This can be difficult to avoid when we live in a culture that glorifies specific beauty ideals. We are bombarded by societal messages that our worth is connected to our appearance and size.
Common Negative Body Image Symptoms
Blaming self for appearance
Idealizing cultural ideals related to appearance
Feelings of being "not enough"
Attempting to hide certain body parts or "flaws"
Viewing self in a distorted way
Hyperfocusing on exercise
Compulsive mirror checking
Avoidance of mirrors
Compulsive checking of nutritional labels
Comparing oneself to others
Seeking medical procedures to alter appearance
Constantly needing reassurance about one's appearance from others