Body Image Coach | Wendy Perkins
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BODY IMAGE

EVERYWHERE YOU GO YOUR BODY IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. IT CAN BE YOUR TREASURED VEHICLE OF POSSIBILITIES OR YOUR GREATEST OBSTACLE IN REACHING POTENTIAL. 

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Learn to befriend your heart and soul by befriending your body.  Love your body, love yourself. Partner with your body, step into your life.

Whether your challenge results from an aging body, a physical disability, a neglected body or a history of your body taking the brunt of your unhappiness, you can learn skills to shift the filters that are unloving and unkind. Embrace your physical being, be grateful for its gifts and choose realistic step-by-step change.

Wendy’s telephone series on body image gave me the support and confidence I needed to look at my body in the mirror with love and compassion. Thank you, Wendy

BODY IMAGE COACHING

Body image for women starts early on in life. Have you taken the journey from body hatred to body love? Have you struggled with poor self-esteem issues and how that relates to your perception of physical appearance? Do you have a history of “stuffing the pain” with food, looking in the mirror and feeling shame about the ugly scars, the fat, the sags and the bags? I have helped people in this area for 40 years.

 

After unraveling your thoughts and persistent beliefs about your body, you get to practice tools that will teach you to choose differently. You get to let go of past failures, excuses, fears and secrets. You will set realistic goals and commit to action plans. Accountability is not about blame, shame or guilt. It is about giving yourself a break, and not letting yourself off the hook.  You will learn to take risks and practice compassion and love for yourself. Yours is the only body you have.  Give it some love.

 

Love your body.  Love yourself.

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Wendy as a child

SELF CARE

Self-care practices are both the cause and result of emotionally learning to love the body you have.  Present moment health commitments lead to feeling better about yourself and more able to physically engage in life.  Improved health is a step-by-step, inch-by-inch process. Hopefully, with age has come some patience and determination.  From my past life as a wellness consultant, my work with many clients on the subject, as well as my own commitment to a healthy lifestyle, I have a vast knowledge of what is possible. Together we will find solutions that work for you. 

BODY ACCEPTANCE

By accepting the gifts your body provides, you can learn to:

 

  • thank your body for all it allows you to do in the day
  • appreciate others’ physical appearance without comparing them to you
  • wear clothing that makes you feel good
  • walk with your head held high, with confidence in yourself
  • participate in the activities that you enjoy
  • accept compliments
  • look in the mirror and sincerely compliment yourself
  • accept your aging body with all of its lumps and bumps
  • change your mind to change your reality about your body 

AGING GRACEFULLY

As we age, our priorities change.  We make new choices about exercise, food intake, dress, and activities.  By practicing specific exercises and risking change, you WILL learn to see the beautiful you and age with grace and happiness.

The aging process is inevitable. It does take its toll on our bodies, no matter what we do. The reality is that as we age, we will experience changes in all of our physical systems. What we used to take for granted requires more consistency of care, more acceptance of what is true and more kindness. Together, we can explore the specifics.

Cancer and the resulting treatments add to the challenges of our inevitable aging process. For many of us late mid-lifers, our bodies have historically taken the brunt of all that we hate about ourselves, and now those bodies are just not bouncing back as quickly and easily as they used to. 

Using specific tools, methods of self-care that fit one’s value system, lots of compassion and understanding, my goal is to help you move through the stages of trauma and fear that your reactions to your condition bring. Together we will put fear in its place- over and over- and make practical decisions based on what you want.