Jeff Guenther, LPC on May 30, 2021 in Swoon
Today Julie and Gina break down many of the ways body image impacts relationships with ourselves and with others.
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“We get all kinds of loaded messages about our bodies being good enough and not enough."
"The most normal thing is aging and changing."
"You can't have a body without having received complex and critical messages about your body."
"We often become adults and view our bodies similar to the ways our parents feel about their bodies."
"There is not a body part that doesn't have someone somewhere fixating on it."
"Hearing people gossip about others makes us wonder how they're judging our body too."
"Do you want to still fit into your eighteen-year-old brain?"
"Judgment so easily fuels shame and shame is isolating. So we can't do judgment and connection."
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Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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