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Facing the Woman in the Mirror
October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Body image is not directly related to body size and shape, it holds strong links with our self esteem. Any person of any physical type can have negative body image. It is not about how you look but how you see yourself. The effects of poor body image can negatively affect our everyday lives and happiness. Often, people can find themselves locked in an ongoing battle with their bodies leading to unhappiness, low self worth and destructive behaviours.
‘Facing the Woman in the Mirror’ is a 6 week group designed to explore body image and promote a more positive sense of self. Within the group we will use creative arts, CBT techniques and group discussions. We will look at the beliefs you hold about your physical appearance, looking closely at the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The sessions will provide a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and identify a sense of empowerment helping you start a journey of self acceptance.
Female only group, 17 years and over. BMI > 18 and mild – moderate anxiety or depression as measured by GAD-7 and PHQ-9. It is not suitable for people with active eating disorders or severe mental health conditions. It is suitable for those coming to the end of eating disorder treatment who are approaching recovery. It is accessed by therapist referral (for Oakwood clients). If you are interested in the group, please contact us or speak to your Oakwood therapist. Prior to the group start, you will be contacted to ensure that the group is suitable for your needs.
The group is facilitated by Oakwood Clinical Lead, Joanne Blezard, MA (Dramatherapy, University of Derby), HCPC Reg.
The cost is £55 and will take place on Thursdays beginning on the 4th October from 6:30 – 8:00pm
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