You aren’t born feeling body shame. It’s decided for you, conditioned in you, and you become entangled. Dominant culture’s body ideals can keep you ensnared in your own self-loathing. But what if you want out? Make a pivot and CONNECT to your body, even if you wish it was different. Braving body shame is leaning into your burdens with empathy and compassion, saying “it’s OK, I’m here… I want to care for you.”
My guest Julie Sweeney discusses the virtual conference Braving Body Shame where people share their body stories.
Have questions about the event? Visit www.BravingBodyShame.com
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JULIE SWEENEY is a client-centered, solution-focused counselor who specializes in supporting women in finding freedom for themselves. Registered with the OCSWSSW as a social service worker and the ACCT as a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Julie offers openness, honesty, and a willingness to be part of your journey in a way best suited to your needs. Through a HAES-based lens aimed at helping clients feel less alone in their struggles with body image, Julie offers women the opportunity to develop new skills and ways of thinking. Outside of her specialty with body image and self-esteem, she also works with clients experiencing anxiety, focusing on self-care and changing negative coping habits.
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