Real improvements to body image are made from the inside–out.
Negative body image is pervasive in our society, affecting women young and old. Elizabeth Saviteer, an advanced student in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology (MSNCHP) program at Bastyr University, and Christy Hofsess, PhD, clinical training director of the MSNCHP program at the University's teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, discuss common obstacles to healthy body image and strategies to overcome them.
Real improvements to body image are made from the inside–out. Counselors at Bastyr Center work with patients in highly personalized sessions focused on collaboration and setting realistic goals. Treatment is solution–based and typically lasts 10 to 11 weeks. Exercises may include:
Bastyr Center is particularly well-equipped to deal with body image issues since patients may also be referred to other supportive services including acupuncture for stress reduction, nutrition counseling for diet assistance and naturopathic medicine for chronic health issues.
To start on the path to loving your body, call (206) 834-4100 today or submit our quick contact form to make an appointment with a Bastyr Center counseling team.
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