Sometimes struggling with food and body image can interfere with connecting with people. That feeling of being stressed out by food and body image can cause you avoid invitations to dinner parties, restaurants, or other activities with friends, dating relationships, or new people you meet. The feeling of shame for what you eat or don’t eat begins to limit your life. You might find yourself thinking:
“What if people find out I’m a fraud?”
“What if people find out I’m a failure?”
“What if people think I eat too much or judge me for what I eat?”
“What if people think I’m too much?”
Maybe you also find yourself :
– Avoiding eating with others.
– Avoiding communication with friends.
– Avoiding shopping for clothes.
– Avoiding going to parties or gatherings with friends.
– Isolating from family and friends.
I work to build a relationship with you, so that there is safety and space for you to be heard and understood. I help you by helping you identify the consuming thoughts that brought you to struggling with food and body image and the anxiety that ensues. Once these thoughts are identified, then I help you to understand the disruptive patterns, so that change can occur. I help you come to see how relationships throughout your life have impacted your thoughts and feelings about food, body, and yourself. From there, I help identify the connection between how these patterns are impacted from old stories or messages in our lives. I help you make new thought and feeling patterns, and get you back to thriving in life; free from consuming thoughts of food and body image and connecting more with those you love.
Body image struggles and disordered eating can be tiring, I can help.