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Body Image and Self Esteem

  BODY IMAGE AND BODY ESTEEM   The messages we get and absorb as children, teenagers and as adults about our bodies and appearance can really shape how we feel and think and about our bodies.    These messages can come from school, parents, family, wider society, peers, friends, health professionals and things we read and see.   These messages work to shape our perception of our body and can lead to negative body image and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder).   This perception, however, is often not how we 'actually' look and so a discrepancy exists between 'perceived' or 'interpreted' body image, based on the messages we have absorbed over the years and our 'actual', 'real', or 'factual' appearance. Psychotherapy and counselling, amongst other things, would seek to reduce this gap or discrepancy and help you see the 'real' body, not the negative body image that has been shaped and coloured by unhelpful and even harmful messages from e

Is stress causing you worry, nervousness, anxiety, low mood, depression or other distress or difficulties?

  Is stress causing you worry, nervousness, anxiety, low mood, depression or other distress or difficulties? Stress is that 'word' from the 1980s that was traditionally associated with 'yuppies'. Anyone remember that term? I am old enough that I do. It's a horrible word that, in the 1980s, was coined for busy businessmen working in the city who were stressed by their fast pace of life.   It's not really accurate though, is it?   We ALL experience stress form time-to-time and that's part of our lives. However, when stress becomes unmanageable, out-of-proportion of the events/thing we are worried about, too much to cope with, causes us to develop unhelpful coping mechanisms (eating, drinking, smoking, over-work etc. distraction etc.) or impacts on our mood, feelings, physical wellbeing or other areas of our life, then many stress is starting to become a problem.    Some stress is ok. It can motivate us to action or complete tasks, Too much stress, however, ca


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