This call is about is about getting over body image issues and having a healthy relationship with food. Today’s caller, Jen, has come a long way in healing body related issues but still feels unhinged when it comes to food. She realizes she is making unhealthy choices when it comes to food.
Many times, people who are doing self-love and body image work people do, they try to jump right to loving their body without acknowledging that maybe they are pissed off at it. We often cannot get to the love if we don’t acknowledge the anger.
And to get out of the energy of being a victim we must look at the lessons we learned or the catalyst and how it was useful in our life; otherwise, we will just continue to hold on to the pain.
When we work a lot on our issues, it can often make things more frustrating because we feel we have already done so much work and we don’t understand why we still have the issue. If you relate to this, cut yourself some slack. Remind yourself that growth and healing is a process, not an event. If something comes up again, it means you are ready for the next level of healing.
Whatever your biggie issue is I promise you are on your way. Freedom will come!
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- Do you struggle with truly loving your body? Do you feel comfortable and safe in it?
- Do you rebel when it comes to food and get in a pattern of getting unhinged when you stop restricting yourself?
- Did you grow up in a strict, religious, or suppressed household?
- Is sexuality an area of your life in which you feel satisfied and empowered or do you feel disempowered or numb?
Jen would like help in making healthier choices.
Jen’s Key Insights and Ahas:
- She was sexually assaulted and feels shame around it.
- She doesn’t feel safe in her body.
- She grew up in a religious family.
- She felt awkward in her body.
- She believes her body has caused her more pain than pleasure.
- She wants to love her body.
- Much of her joy and pleasure comes from food.
- She is a Self-Love Coach.
- She uses food as rebellion.
How to get over it and on with it:
- She needs to explore her sexuality.
- She should look into S Factor dancing to experience movement and relaxation.
- She should start talking to her body and write an apology and a love letter to it.
- She needs to reclaim her body.
- She should work on her intimate relationship with her body.
Assignments and Takeaways:
- Growth is a process, not an event. Write down how far you’ve come instead of beating yourself up about how far you have to go.
- Write an apology and a love letter to Jen.
- Find out more about exotic dancing and practice expressing your body.
- Start to notice things throughout the day that feel good about being in your physical body to help create a mind-body connection.
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