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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Your SCQ: What Is It And How Does It Affect Your Body Image?

 

In EFT we talk about how emotional issues are more potent drivers of our health than external issues.  And that's incredibly true in the area of food, eating habits, and body image.

So when I read this blog about a recent study I had to share it with my tappers.

Professor Allison Kelly, lead author of the study, said this:
 

"How we treat ourselves during difficult times that may seem unrelated to our bodies and eating seems to have a bearing on how we feel about our bodies and our relationship with food."
 

Heck YEAH it does!

And Professor Kelly went on to say that "There is something about a high level of acceptance and understanding of oneself that helps people not necessarily view their bodies more positively, but rather acknowledge their bodies' imperfections and be okay with them."

In other words, having a high SCQ:  Self-Compassion Quotient.  In fact, in another study psychologists found that self-compassion helped increase our motivation to improve.  In other words, the more we have compassion for ourselves, the better we can do at improving what we don't like.

I believe that's the message of EFT too. That's why the acceptance phrase at the end of our set-up is so important.  That's why acknowledging our real feelings, the negatives, and owning them without being owned by them, is so important.  So many times my clients have said, "I feel better just saying it out loud." 

The great news is, you can easily raise your SCQ.  Next time you have a negative thought, simply add "and I accept myself" to the end of it.  Of course, tapping along is also recommended!  : )


If I can help you Go From Ow To Wow® and raise your SCQ, let me know.


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