Body image disturbance is a core symptom and lived experience for clients presenting with an eating disorder.What is the treatment of body image?
The treatment of body image is inherently the treatment of a low sense of (bodily) self-worth, (body) shame, (body) anxiety and one’s sense of (their body’s) diminished value in the world and the external and internal manifestations of these struggles.What are we talking about when we talk about “body image?
Delivering effective interventions for body image is an important part of the clinical work of helping people move into and sustain recovery. What are we talking about when we use the term “body image”? At the most basic level, body image can be defined as the mental picture one has of their own body.What is body image in psychology?
Body image is an experience that may or may not be congruent with the outer physical reality. It can include how we think and feel about our age, ethnicity, strength, sexuality, gender identity, and appearance. Our bodies are so often a site of social, political, cultural, and intrapsychic struggle.