This book will make you feel beautiful
Body image insecurities can affect your entire life. Constantly worrying about how you look can ruin your day-to-day experiences, curb your ambitions and make you feel you don’t measure up in some way. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to take action.
This compact book addresses the root causes of body image anxiety and breaks them down so you can start changing how you view yourself, your appearance and any difficulties you’re facing. Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar use the latest CBT techniques with practical exercises to enable you to build your self-esteem so you’ll feel confident, self-assured and beautiful.
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Each book provides clear and simple ways to overcome problems leading to immediate results (as well as long-term change). Helping you to feel your best and manage any difficulties you might be facing.
The series is now published in ten languages and launched in the US.
No, really, it is - because it means you’re not alone. Feeling low, insecure, angry, ashamed or embarrassed about how you look can be exceptionally lonely, but please be reassured that how you feel is a totally normal response to external and internal pressures. You’re not bad, wrong or weird for feeling the way you do. Knowing other people are going through the same thing won’t inspire any high-fives or merry jigs, but it should puncture the loneliness a bit.
Most of the views we hold about our appearance are unfair, unrealistic and unhelpful, but we've become so attached to them we consider them absolute truths. We are too ugly, fat, thin, scrawny, big, tall, short, hairy, bald or gangly. We dismiss anything that points to the contrary and only ever focus on totally nonsensical "evidence” that backs up our view (“She’s staring at the huge gap in my teeth”, “I didn't get the job because I don’t look the part”).
This brings us to the second piece of good news: there are loads of ways to combat these negative impressions and to create a much healthier and realistic view of yourself. By challenging these thoughts, changing you behaviour and actively pursuing a healthier body image you’ll feel more confident, self-assured and happier with how you look and life in general. Which is where this book comes in.
“I came to Dr Jessamy during an extremely challenging period of my life. I had been dealing with a serious illness in the family, court cases, stalker, difficult financial situation, young children and a strained relationship. Dr Jessamy is perceptive, empathic, and quick to get to the root of the problem. Her analytical approach and constructive feedback helped me gain the self-awareness and clarity I only wish I had years ago. Every cloud has a silver lining. My silver lining was Dr Jessamy’s support and wisdom to help me navigate one of the most difficult times of my life and to come out on top. A transformative experience.”
"I am profoundly grateful to Jessamy for helping me to sort out my problems with anxiety. I had suffered for more than twenty years with it, and it had played havoc with my general health. Her splendid combination of down-to earth rationalisation and personal sensitivity started to make a difference to me within a few weeks. How I wish I’d been able to see her twenty years earlier!"
"I approached therapy with trepidation. Within a month, I was a total convert to its value, and after three months felt fully equipped with the skills I need to approach my challenges in a different way. It has been a very positive experience, and I'm truly grateful for meeting Jessamy and having the opportunity to learn from her."
“Dr Jessamy is truly one of a kind. Jessamy has revealed to me an understanding of who I am – she has been an amazing support in my life and I am lucky to have met her.”
"An outstanding psychologist and exceptional person. Jessamy enabled me to be totally honest for the first time in my life and showed me how to be the best version of myself."
James, Computer Programmer
“Thanks for everything. You’ve made a huge POSITIVE difference to my life and I’m profoundly grateful.”
Georgie, Private PA
“A massive thank you for all your help. I can’t believe the change in how I'm feeling and what a change you have made to my general outlook overall! It took me months to be convinced that therapy would make any difference at all. I'm so happy that I eventually came to see you.”
Marc, IT Analyst
“I was recommended to Jessamy in 2014 after a traumatic personal experience split my relationship with my partner. 4 months of therapy has straightened my thinking,relieved my stress and anxiety, gone a long way to fixing my insomnia and even allowed the relationship to be partially rebuilt. The power of talking openly!! Cant recommend her highly enough.”
“I was made to feel at ease at every session, Dr Jessamy was so approachable and friendly. I felt that I was really able to open up and that she came up with the best possible methods to help me resolve my issues. Therapy totally changed the way I thought about things and made me re-examine situations and behaviours that had caused me to feel depressed and anxious. I feel so much more confident and positive about my life and myself in general.”
Karen, Advanced Skills Teacher
“Thank you for helping to set me free and for making a difference to my life. I really appreciate your patience, encouragement and expertise. I have benefited in so many different ways. I'm now more able to make sense of what’s happened in my life, as well as becoming more engaged in everyday life. I'm learning to live again. I'm looking forward to a new beginning.”
"Thank you for all your help and for your patience! It is very much appreciated."
“I have to send a special thank you to you for helping me out in my hardest months. I am glad we met and I think very highly of your warm approach and kind professional guidance through the sessions. I am in good form now and look forward to my new life. The road remains hard but I am well equipped and ready thanks to you!”
“I liked the analytical approach to breaking down problems and building up to workable steps. Everything felt well paced and collaborative – I think that the ‘homework’ aspect of our sessions really appealed to me and gave me confidence that I could actually take control of my behaviour. Honestly, it is one of the best things I've ever done and wish I’d have discovered CBT a long time ago. I'm just so incredibly grateful for all of your help.”
“Thank you for your help over the past few months. I found our weekly sessions so useful. As a result of your help, I now feel that I can employ the skills to conquer my difficulties, which will make my life infinitely more enjoyable! Thank you for your help and advice. It has been invaluable to me.”
“I am very proud I got through it – this is in large part down to the help you gave me. I'm really grateful for all your support and patience. CBT has been really great for me.”
“Thank you so very much for all of your guidance and support. I have enjoyed our sessions; I learned a lot and more than anything gained much needed self belief.”
Manager Sales and Marketing
"I have been given a better understanding of the issues, which have made me feel stressed and overwhelmed by life. I particularly liked being able to express how I was feeling and being taught new skills so I could understand and handle things in a more positive manner. I can see the benefit of addressing matters at work and have gained confidence to continue with the stressful elements of the job. I will continue to put the various skills and strategies I have learnt into practice to assist in maintaining my work/life balance.”