Banish Your Body Image Thief
Release Date:01 Mar 2014

Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Build positive body image with this fun and effective workbook for young people.

Watch out - the Body Image Thief is about! He's the sneaky character who keeps stealing your positive body image from your Body Image Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about your body behind. But don't worry - you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!

Using a host of activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will look at what body image means, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own body image. Based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, it is packed with strategies that will help you change how you think and act in order to build a positive body image, protect your Body Image Vault and banish your Body Image Thief for good!

Engaging, informative and easy to read, this unique workbook is suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.

Kate Collins-Donnelly has worked as a therapist, psychologist, criminologist and anger management consultant based in the UK for many years. She presently runs a successful independent consultancy practice which provides cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching and training, and is head of the Psychological and Criminological Research Division. She is the author of Starving the Anger Gremlin, Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, Starving the Stress Gremlin and Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief.
Acknowledgements. About the Author. Introduction. 1. What is Body Image? 2. Your Body Image. 3. You're Not on Your Own. 4. How a Negative Body Image Develops: Introducing the Body Image Vault and the Body Image Thief! 5. How a negative Body Image Develops: Influences. 6. How a Negative Body Image Develops: Thoughts. 7. How a Negative Body Image Develops: Feelings. 8. How a Negative Body Image Develops: Behaviours. 9. Impacts of a Negative Body Image. 10. Banishing Young Body Image Thief: An Introduction. 11. Banishing Young Body Image Thief: Managing Your Thoughts and Beliefs. 12. Banishing Young Body Image Thief: Managing Your Behaviours. 13. Body Image Dos and Don'ts. 14. Summing Up! Appendix: The Body Image Quiz Answers. Information for Parents and Professionals. References.
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