Strengthening Body Image and Self-Esteem

264056435It hits you when you least expect it.

One moment, you’re going along, and then you have one little hiccup.

You misspoke in some way…

Your zipper was down as you walked into a meeting…

You looked in the mirror and thought you were bloated…

You didn’t get the grade you wanted on that test…

That’s all it takes to throw you into a full-scale dressing-down of everything wrong with you.

“Why did I do that? I’m so stupid!”

“Why am I so lazy??”

“I’m worthless… no wonder no one wants me.”

“I know I won’t get that job. I’m never good enough.”

No one else needs to criticize you because you’re doing a fantastic job yourself.

132742523When everything about you is a target…

It’s no wonder you’re your own worst critic.

Your weight, your arms, your legs, the shape of your nose, your hair…

Your personality, your work ethic, your habits…

Everything’s either too much or not enough.

You can’t satisfy your hunger for a better life with negative energy, but you don’t know what else to do.

428015158You can learn to quiet the voices.

Our highly trained therapists at Nurtured Hope understand that those voices aren’t yours. Sure, it’s what you’re telling yourself now, but it wasn’t always that way.

Maybe that critical voice is the voice of a parent, a teacher, or an ex.

Perhaps it was the absence of encouragement – a vacuum of positive praise filled with self-doubt and the inclination to tear yourself down.

1871351344Here’s what you’ll learn to do in therapy…

Accepting yourself for everything you are…

You’re exactly who you were meant to be, and somewhere inside you, when that inner critic is silent, you’re completely in tune with that. That voice, that angry part of you… isn’t helping… we can show you how to make it stop.

Silencing self-doubt and criticism…

We work with you on learning from experience without being self-critical. Through an objective and reframing lens, you can see an incident from another perspective and recognize that the voice you’re hearing is not a part of your core self… that you can get to know it, identify it, and let it know that you don’t need it anymore.

Loving yourself…

Self-love sounds like a cliché, but the awareness is out there for a reason. To truly and honestly love others, you must be able to love yourself. Without it, you cannot hold the love that others give you. Sure it feels good in the moment, but after a while, it’s gone, and you feel empty again. We empower you. We give you the skills to quiet the voice, calm the inner critic, and see yourself for who you really are.

You deserve to grow in the light!

In fact, the light is the only place you were meant to grow.

Whether you’re struggling with weight, self-harming in some way, or extremely self-critical, we’re here to help.

Reach out to us today for a free consult to learn more about how we can serve you: (786) 401-5603.