Abuse and violence have been shown to be the direct cause of difficult relationships with our own bodies. Survivors have to remember that taking care of our bodies, connecting with our bodies in healthy ways, is an important element of our healing.
Survivor Affirmations: My Body Does Wonderful Things
When I think about the many gifts that I receive from my body, I realize how important and beautiful it is.
I pay more attention to its amazing potential and find it easier to accept any minor flaws.
I make healthy choices because I love my body.
I eat nutritious foods, sleep well, and exercise regularly.
I manage stress and cultivate rewarding relationships.
Today, I honor my body and treat it with the love and respect it deserves.
I enjoy paying it back for the amazing way it serves me.