In this week’s episode, I interview Amy Harman, LMFT about the challenge of making peace with our bodies in a body-obsessed and pornified culture. In this interview, we cover:
- The definition of good body image
- How poor body image really isn’t about our bodies
- How poor body image impacts men and women
- How we develop poor body image
- The first steps to changing poor body image
- What we really learn about ourselves when we address our body image issues.
Amy just released her new book, “Perfectly Imperfect: Compassionate Strategies to Cultivate a Positive Body Image” that you can purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1646116720
Amy Harman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and has been treating clients since 2004. She was born and raised in Utah and graduated from Utah State University. She moved to the DC area two years ago where she is in private practice. She’s passionate about helping people improve their body image and enjoys speaking to communities and professionals, and is working on a book about body image that will be out in August. She is a happy wife and mother of three boys. In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, and watching fireflies. Learn more at www.reflectwholenesstherapy.com and follow her on Instagram at @amylharman
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M HanebergJuly 23, 2020
Body positivity is so important. For anyone who is supporting a loved one through an eating disorder, the group https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=978332815652719&ref=content_filter is very good. And if you yourself struggle with weight-related body image issues, https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=405546927065186&ref=content_filter is a good group. I hope this helps someone.