The relationship between obesity and emotions is always clear: we eat above what we need to deal with some emotions and this is where a psychological analysis in therapy can help. And the best can be online therapy.
If you don’t feel good about your body, when you are in front of a mirror you don’t recognize yourself, often you don’t feel understood, accepted, this text is an opportunity for you to do it differently. Understand your emotions a little more and seek personal resources to change what makes you dissatisfied with your body. Allow yourself to make a difference and free yourself from what hurts you.
When we think about obesity we always remember the excesses, the abuses, the indisciplines. We forget that behind this behavior there is a history that is often hidden.
Usually at times when we are having difficulty dealing with our own emotions, if we get frustrated easily, we don’t know how to deal with losses, if we isolate ourselves so as not to suffer if we shut up in fear of being misunderstood. We use food as a friend, an ally for your pain.
Patterns Of Behavior In Obesity
Each obesity has its history and it needs to be revealed, understood by the person. The psychologist’s job is to make that individual understand himself emotionally. Learn to deal with emotional issues more lightly, understand that you can improve your life through your personal and emotional understanding.
Obesity is often a cry for help, a plea to be understood, understood, and as her voice is not heard, it is manifested in the body as a form of aggression both to herself and to all around her.
To defend themselves from the world, they use masks to not show what they feel, they hide from themselves, they often do not understand what is happening. Within a social group, they are always the most cheerful, fun, those who have no problems, “the cuddly ones”, often called lazy people, those who listen to everyone and no one has time to listen to them.
How Does Therapy Help?
The therapy session will make the person have the real reality of what is happening to themselves in a way where there are not so many demands, punishments. The idea is to make her develop personal resources and be able to improve her lifestyle, in a pleasant way where she does not feel guilty for failures in other weight loss processes.
Often obese people look in the mirror but do not see themselves. At various times he rejects himself, feels angry at himself for feeling incapable. He creates fantasies of incompetence, he feels unable to change his life, he often cannot see anything good in him. Play for tomorrow what you could do today. It goes through a process of personal and social exclusion.
Criticism of yourself is usually very negative. She isolates herself from the world around her and once again her “friend” (food) comes into her life as a form of comfort.
Blames for failure at various times are reinforced by other negative feelings. As much as he seeks personal resources, strategies, with the reinforcement of a social standard, the feeling of incapacity, inferiority are very present making the individual give up without even trying. With this, they reinforce that they are not able to make a change in their life.
The common excuse is that time is always running, the family is more important that you do not mind the way it is. Further behind a speech is the eternal quest to lose weight and somehow be part of a social group where thinness is a symbol of health and beauty.