Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loving The Skin You're In...

Research tell us: 

• 60% of women and 35% of men are dissatisfied with some part of their bodies
• for youth aged 14 to 25 years old, body image is their number one concern — more important than family, friends and school. 
• a negative body image can lead to anxiety and depression, affecting our self- esteem, gender identity, mood, level of sexual fulfilment and eating patterns. 

In the new book Positive Bodies (Australian Academic Press, $34.95) readers are given the skills, knowledge, and thinking to create a positive body image in themselves and others. Written by Canberra-based eating disorder psychologist Dr Vivienne Lewis, the book features real-life examples of those who have struggled but won their war against body image dissatisfaction. Aimed at men and women of any age including teens and children, and can also assist parents, teachers and counsellors wanting to help others with body dissatisfaction issues. Helpful worksheets with activities are included along with information on the warning signs of eating disorders; tackling binge eating; managing stress, anxiety and depression; being a positive role model; boosting self-esteem; and where to go to get additional help.

Buy online at Aapbooks.


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