Body image and self-esteem

Radiant from within: boosting self-esteem and body image

Self-esteem and body image are two crucial aspects of our mental and emotional well-being. Self-esteem represents our overall perception of ourselves, including our self-worth, confidence in our abilities and self-acceptance. Body image, on the other hand, refers to how we perceive our physical appearance, including our shape, weight and general appearance.

Why are they
important?

Self-esteem and body image play an essential role in our daily lives. Positive self-esteem is linked to better mental health, more satisfying relationships, and greater resilience in the face of life's challenges. Similarly, a positive body image is associated with better physical and mental health, greater self-confidence, and increased satisfaction in intimate relationships.

Unfortunately, many people struggle with issues of low self-esteem and negative body image. This can result from various factors, such as unrealistic social standards, comparisons with others, past traumatic experiences, or negative societal messages about body and beauty.

How can sexology help?

A sexologist is trained to help individuals explore and understand issues related to self-esteem and body image. Through open and non-judgmental discussions, a sexologist can help a person identify the negative thoughts and beliefs contributing to these issues. Then, together, the sexologist and the client can work on developing strategies to promote positive self-esteem and a healthy body image.

Working on self-esteem and body image can be a complex process, but with the help of a sexologist, it is possible to make positive and lasting changes, one step at a time. By developing positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, you can improve your overall well-being and fully enjoy life and your relationships.