What is Health at Every Size Therapy?



Wouldn't it be great to finally free yourself from the constant vicious cycle of the diet mentality and lead a happy and fulfilling life? Health at Every Size Therapy (HAES) offers you the opportunity to achieve a sense of peace and acceptance of yourself that is not connected to your weight or the shape of your body. Health at Every Size Therapy focuses on identifying the underlying issues that may be manifesting themselves as negative body image and self-shame.


What is the Diet Mentality?

The diet mentality is the idea that in order to be happy, you must conform to unrealistic beautify standards, and it is frequently an overarching strategy of coping with life. Whether this coping mechanism is conscious or unconscious, it can rob you of joy. Constantly viewing life through the lens of past events and comparing weight with self-value, can be exhausting. An obsession with meals at every turn accompanied by self-denigration is counterproductive and exceedingly destructive. Health at Every Size Therapy can help replace harmful behaviors with positive choices.


What is Health at Every Size (HAES) Therapy All About?

Health at Every Size Therapy reinforces the fact that everyone is valuable, beautiful, worthwhile, good, and deserves to be loved and healthy. In short, HAES Therapy draws the focus away from obsessive weight control and dieting towards self-care. Learning how to trust and respect your body and its intuitive intelligence ultimately drives behavioral changes that lead to meaningful, sustainable change.


The Core Principles of Health at Every Size Therapy

The core principles of the HAES methodology encompass:

  • Weight inclusivity that refrains from the judgment of the self and others

  • Respectful care that rejects weight discrimination in environments that promote embracing people despite their past or current beliefs and circumstances

  • Eating for wellbeing and in a way that supports individual circumstances and dietary needs

  • Life enhancement management that supports enjoyable physical activity that is accessible by everyone

B'well Counseling Offers Health at Every Size Therapy

B'well Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice offering a full range of therapeutic services including online counseling in Towson, MD and the Greater Baltimore area. We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression.

B'well Counseling Services offers Telehealth Therapy Services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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