Tag Archives: Body Image

The Top 5 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Positive Body Image

5 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Positive Body Image Continue reading

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Fat Talk Free Week

October 18-22, 2010 is Fat Talk Free Week. Fat Talk Free Week is a five-day public awareness effort sponsored by Tri Delta, The Center for Living, Learning and Leading, and others. The campaign’s goal is to draw attention to the damaging impact of fat talk and to promote body acceptance. Continue reading

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Binge Eating Disorder and Childhood Trauma

A severe form of binge eating disorder, characterized by body dissatisfaction and depression, is linked to childhood sexual and emotional abuse. Self-criticism is a mediating factor between childhood trauma and body dissatisfaction and depression. Continue reading

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: New Research

Body Dysmorphic Disorder refers to the experience of being excessively concerned about and preoccupied by a perceived defect in one’s physical features. It id often related to trauma. Recent research points to neurobiological underpinnings as well. Continue reading

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Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk can take other forms and focus on any or all aspects of your behavior, and perhaps most damaging, your very character or sense of self. Shame, that felt sense that one is innately bad, often shows up as a sort of running inner monologue detailing your shortcomings. Continue reading

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