Amidst persistent culturally-accepted beliefs that we cannot be too rich or too thin, our own personal daily experiences of life often speak loudly to the contrary. When 67% of all American women routinely withdraw from life-engaging activities like raising their hand in class and going to the doctor (Dove Campaign for Real Beauty), it is time to take another look at the effect our body image has on our quality of life.
The best way to determine how you feel about your own body is to begin with a simple assessment like the one below. You have a right to feel good about the skin you live in. If you determine that you are struggling with poor body image, professional help has been shown to be effective in restoring positive body esteem.
Instructions: Answer each question using the rating scale of 1–5, where 1 = Never True and 5 = Always True. When you have answered all of the questions, enter your name and email address to receive your confidential Life Balance Assessment report.
Assessment Developed by: Milana Leshinsky and Larina Kase, Psy.D., M.B.A.
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Download the Body Image Assessment in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.