The image we have of our bodies is often the most reliable indicator of how we feel about ourselves – our self esteem.
How we feel about our bodies is absolutely vital to our physical and psychological well-being. It seldom has anything to do with our actual bodies and has everything to do with how we think about ourselves.
There is no doubt that sometimes medical intervention is very necessary to correct certain physical characteristics. I know this from personal experience. I had protruding front teeth as a youngster and was constantly teased and even bullied about them. A good orthodontist eventually put an end to that. A child who has sticking-out ears (and nicknamed ‘Bat-wing’. ‘Wing-nut’ or ‘Dumbo’) do better with a tiny bit of cosmetic surgery than on psychotherapy in my opinion.
However we live in a world where apparently many of us need Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction, Penis Enlargement (but not apparently Penis Reduction but maybe only because that hasn’t been developed yet), ‘Tummy Tucks’, Botox, Hair Transplants etc. White people often ‘need’ artificial tans and skin lighteners are still sold to black people. It’s a circus.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE OUR BODY IMAGE
Ever meet an overweight, bald man who always seems to have a pretty girlfriend?
Know an apparently ‘unattractive’ woman who is never short of male interest?
Q: What is their secret? A: Confidence, self-esteem and no hangups about their bodies.
Provocative Therapy catalyses improved self-esteem and a healthy and realistic attitude towards our bodies. It also tends to be fun and a lot less expensive and painful than plastic surgery.