Nicole Struble, LCSW is opening up her book group, Reclaiming Body Trust, to new members!
About the group:
- Group runs weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 1 pm
- Cost is $65 per session
- This group is in-person at our office
The purpose of this group is to read and discuss the book Reclaiming Body Trust by Hillary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD. Through your participation in group, you will be able to connect with other people who are committed to healing their ruptured relationships with their bodies. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage in mindfulness practices that are designed to bring you back into healthy connection with your body.
If you are interested in joining the group, please call the main line at (210) 906-8428 to get started!
I Am a Person Reclaiming Body Trust
Excerpt from Reclaiming Body Trust by Hillary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD
“I am reclaiming trust in my body. My hunger, my appetites, my longings, my skin, my bones, my size are mine for the taking. I live without apology for the straight lines and curves, living tissue and vulnerable heart that hold my living, breathing, manifested story.
I feel where my body begins, and I protect it where it ends. The marketing, the expectations, the gaze of the “other” belong outside of me and are not for my internalization. I will no longer ingest the external and make it my goal or my standard. I will not trade my right to express my freedom, my dreams, my needs, my wants, or my beauty.
I listen for my appetites, all of them. I say yes. I say no. And I say not now. My body is wise. It knows me. It is me. I am it. My body is not an expression of gluttony or neglect, nor is it ugly. My body is an expression of life, and of being alive. It is my companion for this unfolding story, replete with unexpected bumps and grooves, loves and losses- and as such, my body expresses my story with its textures, rolls, shapes, peaks, and valleys.
I will not betray you, body for an endless diet or self-improvement project. I will not confuse thinness for health. I will no longer objectify myself, nor will I continue to invest in oppressive beauty standards. I am a person reclaiming my movement, my rhythm, my flow. I seek satisfaction and explore pleasure. I value my inner peace, my self-worth, more than the approval of outside stigma and hate-inflicting eyes.
I will count myself among the millions of other people who have come before me in their struggles to live compassionately in the bodies they have, and I will also count myself among the millions who will reclaim their body and rebuild that trust. I am not alone on the path. In fact, I am helping to transition the world with my courage, my fierceness, my bold and beautiful body.”