Overcoming Body Image Issues

Multiple Choice

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | April 16, 2014 |

“How do I choose love if I hate myself?”, ‘Sherri’ (not her real name) asked me yesterday during her therapy session. I said nothing but could feel my eyes soften and water slightly. (Who does not know that feeling?!) She continued. “My stomach sticks out. I have a zit on my chin. The guy I hooked…

“I Had No Idea”: EDAW 2014

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 2, 2014 |

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) is being held February 23rd to March 1st, 2014.The theme this year is “I had no idea”.What ideas do you have about eating disorders?There are lots of misperceptions.For example, when people find out I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, they assume I meet solely with teenage girls.…

How to overcome negative body image: Dr. Daniels’ top 3 suggestions

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 14, 2014 |

Both men and women suffer from body dissatisfaction, especially in Western culture. Here are some tips to improve body image: Notice what is RIGHT ​The NEGATIVITY BIAS many of us have means that when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we see flaws. Instead of focusing on perceived flaws, notice features that you like.…

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​Here I get real on body image, eating, sex, yoga and more. Sometimes the topics are more random. All relate to psychology (after all, I am a psychologist!)             --Dr.D