TO MODULE 1
Welcome to Module 1! In this module we will focus on normal eating, strategies and provide you with information on disordered eating that we hope will help you in your journey.
Learn to be body positive
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
How we think of our bodies inside our minds
Body image is the way we think and feel about the way our body looks and functions, and the way we behave and treat our bodies. Its about how we evaluate our appearance, and how we relate to our bodies more broadly.
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Being happy with how your
body actually is
Not letting your appearance rule your life
Recognising that who you are as a person is more important than how you look
Believing how healthy your body is to be more important than how it looks
Feeling comfortable with your body
Realising that the perfect body does not exist
Accepting your body for how it is
What if I told you the word pretty is a skin deep, 6 letter prison they put you in.
They say if you lost some weight you’d be so pretty .
If your skin was clearer, you’d be so pretty.
But what they really mean is, if only you looked like our mass produced ideal, you’d be so pretty.
Let me tell you a secret, they do not want you to know.
Nothing about you is pretty, nor will it ever be so. You see pretty is too small, and simple a word to capture the exquisitely complex human phenomenon that you are.
Every atom of you was plucked between the quiet between supernovas and stars. A carefully chosen palette of your skin, your eyes, your muscles and bones from sunsets and skies.
Think about your qualities (caring, kind, loving, honest), your
ambitions, what your friends or family might say about you
Where does negative body image come from?
From a young age, it is imprinted into us to look a certain way
What role do media, advertising, corporate enterprises play?
How are body image problems caused and maintained?
Why do we have such a problem with body image?
Bad body image develops over time. It’s not something we begin life with.
When does body image begin to worsen? What affects how we feel about it? What may have impacted your body image?
From a young age, children may begin to develop an idea of what the 'perfect body' is. This may include thoughts about being a particular weight.
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