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WITH CHRISTINE HASSLER

EP 456: Breaking the Negative Cycle You Have With Your Body With Alexa

In this episode, Christine Hassler coaches Alexa, who has struggled with body image, self-esteem, and her relationship with food her entire life. Alexa shares her journey from childhood, where she was surrounded by family members who perpetuated negative body images, to her recent progress post-divorce. Christine helps Alexa uncover the underlying emotional causes of her issues, focusing on unexpressed anger and rage towards her parents and ex-husband. Through the session, Christine guides Alexa to recognize and release these pent-up emotions to transform her relationship with her body and herself.

Consider/Ask Yourself

  • Do you struggle with body image and self-esteem issues?
  • Have you experienced negative influences from family or significant others regarding your body?
  • Do you find yourself turning to food for comfort or as an enemy?
  • Are there unexpressed emotions, particularly anger, that might affect your well-being?

Guest Insights

  • Alexa’s body image issues stem from childhood influences and family dynamics.
  • Her negative relationship with food is tied to emotional comfort and self-punishment.
  • Unexpressed anger towards her parents and ex-husband has been internalized, affecting her body and self-esteem.
  • Recognizing and expressing her anger is crucial for her healing process.

Aha Moments

  • Alexa realizes that her negative self-talk and body hatred are survival strategies she adopted from her environment.
  • Understanding that unexpressed emotions, especially anger, can manifest physically, contributing to weight issues.
  • The importance of finding her voice and expressing her true feelings is to release emotional baggage and transform her relationship with her body.

How to Get Over It and On With It

  • Express Your Anger: Allow yourself to feel and express your anger healthily. This could be through journaling, therapy, or physical activities.
  • Compassion for Yourself: Shift the narrative from self-loathing to self-compassion. Understand that you did the best you could to survive.
  • Inner Child Work: Connect with your inner child and provide the love and support that were missing during your upbringing.
  • Find Your Fierceness: Embrace your anger and fierceness as power sources to make transformative changes.

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Social Media and Resources:

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  • Join us next week for another insightful episode where we help you get over it and on with the life you love.

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