BODY IMAGE. The idea we have struggled with as long as we can remember. I learned that smaller was better at 8 years
old and the seeds were planted accordingly to worry about my body size growing up.
We have stuffed, starved and manipulated our bodies in all kinds of ways to help ease the anger, fear and pain of our experiences and emotions.
We have tried to be good followers of diets, and we were, we just didn't know we were playing in a rigged game that we could never win.
So between the early imprints of feeling not worthy or wanted and diet culture trying to convince us of our acceptability, our bodies take the hit.
We start to believe are are too much, need or feel too much and project that all onto our bodies. We repeat stories of "if my legs/but/belly/whole self" were just "thinner/more toned/less gross" I could finally feel okay.
What if this body talk was really an opportunity? Not something to judge but a doorway into understanding that "I feel fat" is always "I feel uncomfortable" and that if greeted and attuned to, especially witnessed in relationship with safe others, can be transmuted into some of the greatest freedom we may have known.
Imagine feeling confidence in being able to decode your bad body thoughts and move through them without hours of trying to distract yourself from the pain.
And having tools you can revisit again and again to make it "normal" to have a different belief system about your body. To be at peace. To be able to live in this world without every waking moment thinking there is something about your body to fix or trying to stay out of your body.
If you are interested in joining me in a group setting at a price that I intend to allow the most to have access to, I welcome you to
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies, a Group Study and Process.
What to expect:
Me: I will lead the discussion, coach you to go deeper in your own process and be a co-creator in this peace process with your body with you.
You: You will buy the book, When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies, show up having read or listened to the pre-assigned sections prior to each meeting and be as present as you can to yourself and others, also helping to create a space of understanding and encouragement.
We: Remember that we were born whole with the capacity be peaceful and attuned with our bodies, it's just that life had experiences in our paths that made it feel impossible to stay attuned. WE can return to safe attunement that helps us WANT to be in and like our bodies again.
We will meet for 4 weeks in a row starting Thurs Aug 24th at 730pm eastern. Each session will last 60-75 min of teaching and processing of the book
"When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies" by Hirshman and Munter.
We will use the platform zoom, where you can join by video or phone.
The exchange is $100 for 4 sessions ($25/session).
What to Expect:
After you enter this space, you will receive an email with reminders to order your book, zoom log in instructions, a list of all the meeting dates and an email the days leading up to each meeting, (4 emails in total, 1 each week) with some questions for contemplation/journaling prior to our meeting.
You are not required to engage with these, though I do find that action activates new neuralpathways of creating a more body positive perspective.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you are reading this, I know you understand how important this work is for having more time and energy back in our lives. To walk around at peace with one's body can only lead to peace with ourselves.
I welcome you here and honored to walk with you toward peacefulness.