Are you or your teen struggling with body image issues?
Do you feel controlled by food and exercise?
Is your happiness determined by a number on a scale?
You Are Not Alone.
Eating disorders and body image issues are a major problem in the United States, and statistics show that 30 million people will suffer from some type of eating disorder in their lifetime (according to data from www.nationaleatingdisorders.org). Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, among others. That being said, and even without a clinical diagnosis, disordered eating habits and struggles with body and weight run rampant in our society. One study found that 91% of women surveyed were unhappy with their bodies and resorted to dieting to achieve an ideal body type.
Some additional statistics on body image issues and eating disorders include:
- 50% of women use unhealthy behaviors to control their weight;
- 70% of 18 to 30 year-olds don’t like their bodies;
- 58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight;
- 81% of 10 year-olds are afraid of being fat;
- 89% of girls have dieted by the age of 17.
These statistics are dire, and have only gotten worse in recent years. Boys and men are seeing a rise in eating disorders and body image issues, with 20-40% of men reporting that they are unhappy with their bodies.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), some common emotional and behavioral symptoms of an eating disorder include:
- Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, carbohydrates, fat grams, and dieting
- Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against food categories
- Discomfort around eating with others
- Food rituals
- Skipping meals or taking small portions of food
- Withdrawal from usual friends and activities
- Frequent dieting
- Extreme concern with body size and shape
- Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws in appearance
- Extreme mood swings
You Can Gain Control Over Your Body Issues.
If you’re experiencing body image issues or symptoms of an eating disorder, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve helped countless clients overcome struggles with their bodies and break out of the prison of their minds. Click here to read what they’ve said.
But You Might Be Asking…
“I’ve tried therapy, medication, all kinds of treatment and I still can’t overcome these issues. What makes Humble Warrior Therapy’s approach different?”
Humble Warrior Therapy uses an integrative, holistic, mind-body approach to therapy. Counseling at Humble Warrior Therapy isn’t your standard clinical “talk therapy”; it’s so much more. I use a highly educational, directive teaching approach to therapy, and pull in as many resources as you may need to help you learn a new way of relating to your emotions. Through media such as TEDtalks and books, and tools including guided meditation, “walk-and-talks” and yoga, I incorporate as many different mind-body-spirit techniques and tools that you might need, always working to find the most relevant, effective and custom-tailored therapy program for you.
“I’m interested in learning more…where do we go from here?”
Schedule your FREE 30-minute consultation to learn more about who I am as a therapist, ask any specific questions you might have and ensure that I’m truly the right fit for you.