Self-Compassion is foundational to healing work.
For years I have studied the work of two experts in the field whose books I highly recommend, Kristin Neff author of Self-Compassion and Tara Brach author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. I am passionate about how self-compassion intersects with healing body image concerns. I was recently a guest on my colleague’s podcast speaking about self-compassion, diet culture trauma and body love. You can listen to it here: https://www.briluginbill.com/podcast/jendigennaro
As I specialize in working with body shame, over the years I have developed a way of bringing self-compassion to the body through a body compassion practice which I am happy to share with you here.
Difficult days happen. Days when you just don’t like what you see in the mirror, or you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.
The practice of body compassion is a shelter to turn to on those days. Think of it as a soft, accepting blanket to wrap yourself in. There are 4 steps as outlined on the infographic below and available to you to download, print and refer to as needed:
Jennifer DiGennaro MA, LLPC, is a psychotherapist and couples counselor in private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Body Trust® Provider, Lead Hungerwise™ Facilitator and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, as well as the founder of Nourished Energy. She specializes in treating chronic dieting, binge eating disorder, body image concerns, trauma, PTSD, mood disorders and relationship issues. She brings a deep passion for social justice to her trauma-informed, evidence-based and heart-centered clinical work. She is committed to ending the war that is waged against bodies in our culture. Learn more at: www.nourishedenergy.com/
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