CBT Body Image Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Body image worksheet?

Most people strive for a ‘perfect’ body or a certain feature of their appearance based on ideal standards of beauty set by society. They erroneously associate happiness with a particular body type or physical feature. The discrepancy between the real self and the ideal self contributes to feelings of inadequacy and dissatisfaction with the self, which may have a negative impact on mental well-being. Cognitive Behavior Therapy focuses on developing a healthy relationship with the body by restructuring negative thoughts related to the body.

How will this worksheet help you? 

“You only take care of what you love!” This worksheet talks about focusing on a healthy body rather than striving for a perfect body. It will help individuals shift their focus from the idea of the perfect body to the concept of a healthy body physically through cognitive restructuring, which will also allow a person to also look their best selves. Furthermore, individuals will learn to accept their bodies.

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet can be completed digitally or in a hard copy. You just simply need to read the given information with focus it will help you understand the facts of why only physical appearance is not important. You will also answer the given questions to find reasons to appreciate your body and it will also increase your self-esteem. 

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