Body Neutrality Finding Acceptance and Liberation in a Body-Focused Culture
This practical, accessible book teaches readers how to practice healthy body image habits and let go of an emphasis on body image through research, activities, and personal stories.
Body neutrality is a body image approach focused on finding acceptance and liberation from the body-focused culture in which we live. Body neutrality is a shift toward seeing our bodies as a vessel of who we are rather than as who we are. This guide is organized into thirteen chapters, each outlining a different concept of body neutrality ranging from comparison and identity to mindfulness and gratitude, inviting participation from the reader through end-of-chapter activities. For anyone aiming to release the enslaving emphasis placed on appearance in a world where body obsession has become inappropriately “normal,” this book will provide insight and practical guidance toward freedom.
Body Neutrality is for anyone struggling with self-esteem and body image issues who aims for acceptance and liberation.
1. Introduction to Body Neutrality 2. The Comparison Trap 3. Identity Is Separate from Physicality 4. Mindfulness and Body Image 5. Most Things Are More Important than Appearance 6. I Release the Enslaving Emphasis I Place on My Body 7. Our Bodies Aren’t Meant to be "Achievements" 8. Body Empowerment 9. Body Gratitude 10. Body Neutrality Is a Practice, Not a Destination 11. You’re Allowed to Take Up Space 12. What Happens When You’re Body Neutral?