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How to Get Rid of Negative Body Image

The past several blogs have been on improving negative body image. A recap/summary of all of them will be the focus of this one. As a reminder, there are four factors that plan into body image. The first is how you see your body. The second is how you feel about your body. Next is [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Negative Body Image

How To Improve Your Body Image

If you have poor body image, it may impact your everyday life. The focus of this blog will be on how to improve your body image. You may limit the things you do to avoid others noticing your body. Summer is a prime time for body image concerns to peak according to the National Association [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Improve Your Body Image

You Think You Have An Eating Disorder: Now What?

What does treatment for an eating disorder look like? Perhaps you think you may have one and are a little worried about taking the next step. Here are some things that will you therapist will do. Intake interview This is the first thing that occurs when a person comes into a therapist’s office for treatment [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on You Think You Have An Eating Disorder: Now What?

7 Characteristics Of People With Eating Disorders

  Many people wonder why some people develop eating disorders and others don’t. Perhaps you have some of the known characteristics, yet you did not get one. Of course there is the interplay between nature and nurture. Some people may be more genetically predisposed to have an eating disorder. Click here  http://www.debbiegrammas.com/blog/7-signs-eating-disorder/ if you missed last [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Characteristics Of People With Eating Disorders

7 Signs You Have An Eating Disorder

Are you worried that you may have an eating disorder? Often times an eating disorder can begin with a diet that has gone too far. Perhaps you need to lose a few pounds, or even quite a bit of weight. As you do so, people begin to notice. They tell you that you look good. [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Signs You Have An Eating Disorder

Eating Disorders and Holidays

In last weeks blog I discussed how to reduce stress during the holidays. For someone with an eating disorder the holidays become much more stressful. Anxiety and shame about eating can increase. All the parties and festivities revolve around food, and for someone with an eating disorder it triggers their fears of getting fat, or [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Eating Disorders and Holidays

Ways To Improve Body Image

The past few blogs have focused on negative thinking patterns and assumptions that people make when looking at their body. I remember reading about a research study mentioned in Cash’s Body Image Workbook. In this study they painted a scar on the participant. Then the person with a scar on their face was supposed to [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Ways To Improve Body Image

Ten Taxing Appearance Assumptions

According to Thomas Cash, Ph.D.  a body image guru, there are 10 assumptions that people with poor body image believe. These come from his Body Image Workbook, 2nd edition. Physically attractive people have it all. This message is spread throughout the media. This is a false message. If we are paying attention, these beautiful people [...]

By | August 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Ten Taxing Appearance Assumptions