Self acceptance is key to body acceptance – Michelle Sparkes

Self acceptance is key to body acceptance

I believe body acceptance reflects self acceptance; that how we feel towards, think and value our “selves” is the key to how we treat our bodies. I also acknowledge that social and cultural values strongly influence the communities, families and groups we belong to and thus affect how we value our bodies and our selves. To recover from an eating disorder we need to help the individual and address the broader sociocultural factors at play. I believe there are 3 foundational truths that (experienced) can liberate a person from unhelpful cultural and internalised values and bring healing to the dis-ease at the heart of disordered eating. I welcome your feedback and questions. michelle@michellesparkes.com @mp_sparkes

About the Author

Michelle is a physiotherapist and professional counsellor with lived experience of anorexia, EDNOS and binge-eating in her teen and early adult years. Founder of Women Worth their Weight, and author of Illuminating Anorexia Michelle is passionate about helping people recover from these health and life consuming problems.