Dana Millar Counselling
Self Esteem and Body Image
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you often wish you looked like someone else? Do you cover your face with heavy makeup or hide your body under baggy clothes? Do you worry about someone seeing or noticing your imperfections?
Imagine what it would be like to give all of that up. Imagine having confidence in your abilities, and belief in your worth as a person. Imagine looking in the mirror and being satisfied with the person looking back at you. One of the things I love doing most is helping people to rediscover their beautiful, amazing, perfectly imperfect selves. It doesn't happen over night, but if you are willing to do the work to break free from culturally-imposed limitations, I can help you get to a place of genuine self-esteem and worthiness.
How do I know if I have healthy Body Image
and Self Esteem?
You are Flawsome
You accept your imperfections as a part of wonderful you, and value your body for all the things it can do.
You are Loved
You know that people love and value you for who you are, regardless of your size, your IQ, or if you're sporting a few blemishes. You don't have to change yourself to be worthy of love. You were born worthy.
You take care of yourself
You spend time doing things you enjoy, you sleep well, and you eat well without worrying about your weight or counting calories.
It would be completely normal not to be able to check off all the boxes; but building healthy, positive body image is an essential component of positive mental health.
Sometimes distorted body image or disordered eating may be the result of traumatic childhood experiences. If this is the case, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can be very helpful to resolve these issues. Please check out my page on Traumatic Experiences to find out more.