Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Be a self-lover, not a self-hater

In our column and podcast series, Professor Sarah Niblock, CEO of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, explores challenges that affect us all. This month, how negative body image can manifest as life-changing anxiety, and how it reflects our feelings about our emotional selves

Most of us have something we would like to change about our physical appearance but, for an increasing number of people in today’s image-saturated world, it is an obsession wreaking havoc on our self-esteem. For some, the pressure to look a certain way can, if left unchecked, affect our mental health to the point of crippling anxiety. It can lead to compulsive actions, from extreme diets and excessive exercise to plastic surgery, even when there is no underlying health issue. Some therapists work with clients who feel so ashamed and distraught about their bodies that they self-harm or consider taking their own lives.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Psychologies - June 2019
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - June 2019
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.77 per issue
Or 3599 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.61 per issue
Or 1699 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.68 per issue
Or 399 points

View Issues

About Psychologies

The latest issue of Psychologies is now available to download