New Body after Chemotherapy & Surgery

Body Image Disturbance after Treatment

We all have an image of our body in our mind. And it's fascinating, because we think that our mental self-image is always the same as the external image, that is how others see us. After surgery or because of therapy's side effects our body can change – however, what hasn’t changed (yet?) is that mental self-image. This often develops a body image disturbance with resultant negative impact on your health. In the video, we discuss hair loss, loss of body parts and the impact on sexuality.

These topics can be tied with shame and grief, so let the client lead you however deep he/she wants to go with this.