Real Woman Real Journey (RWRJ) Therapy for Women 

     

 Canadian Women's Wellness Network              Réseau Canadien du Bien-Etre des Femmes

Featured Counsellors

Julia Di Nardo

Psychologist,

Montreal, Québec





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Myrite Rotstein

Integrative Food and Wellness Coach

Montreal, Quebec


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Lola Sholagbade  Psychotherapist

Ottawa, Ontario




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Debra Johnson

Psychologist,

Calgary, Alberta





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Mercedes Baines Therapist

Vancouver, British Columbia



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Elena Grinevitch

Psychologist

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec



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Eating Disorders and Body Image Support

Eating Disorders

Popular media will have you believe that eating disorders affect only middle-upper class Caucasian teen girls who are desperate to become as thin as the women they see on the catwalk or in fashion shows. This misrepresentation is far from the truth. Eating disorders go far beyond the desire to be thin. Women of all ages, races, and classes struggle with eating disorders and unhealthy relationships with food.


There are many different types of eating disorders such as: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, EDNOS, and night eating. Any style of eating that is counteractive to your body’s wellbeing and is causing you a sense of ‘lack of control’ or chronic stress should be discussed with a counsellor.  Disordered eating often stems from emotional issues that need to be addressed and resolved.

Body Image

Chronic dieting, constant negative self-talk, or low self-esteem caused by disliking your body shape also calls for professional support. If you constantly feel unhappy about your body image and have been unable to resolve this unhappiness, then a therapist is an excellent option for confronting your negative inner dialogue.

Common concerns of women struggling with an eating disorder or body image issues:

Will I ever be able to eat “normally’ again?

Why did I even begin this unhealthy eating behavior?

How can I learn to eat well?

  • I want my children to eat well, how can I set an example for them while struggling with an eating disorder?
  • I have been hiding my unhealthy eating habits from others, how can I get support from my peers if I am not even comfortable sharing what I am going through?
  • I am unhappy with my body and I don’t think I can ever love myself, how can I deal with this pain?

If you feel that your unhealthy eating habits have gotten out of control, a Therapist can assist you with:


Discovering the root cause of your eating disorder

Learning healthy coping strategies

Overcoming the sense of isolation

Regaining control over your eating behaviors

Finding happiness in your natural body shape

Learning to challenge any of your negative thoughts about your body

 

Body Image and Spirituality

Body image support comes in many different forms and approaches. For an uplifting read about coping with body image issues from a spiritual standpoint, take a look at the following article:


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! by Lola Sholagbade, M.A, C.C.C