Category: Obesity

The Elephant in the Room – Marion Umney

Marion Umney

Our body sense and the cultural aspects of that are an important part of our sense of self. We who live in the West all come under the strong influence of an obsessive hatred and fear of fat. It is deep in our unconscious and is linked to our fear of the shadow side of ourselves.

Our challenge is to recognise and to accept that we do feel fear or disgust, but that this is a projection of our own fear or disgust at our disowned propensity for greed or lack of self control and not to apply it in our relationship with the client.

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