This mirror work activity will increase self-awareness and promote personal growth.
Looking in the mirror, state to yourself:
“I love you.”
While looking at yourself in the mirror and stating these things, pay attention to your non-verbal body language, the tone and speed of your voice, and the thoughts and emotions that arise.
- What comes up?
- Did you just go through the motions?
- Did you experience any powerful emotions?
- Were your thoughts negative or positive?
- Was your body physically uncomfortable?
- Did you speak quickly?
- Did you dissociate?
- Do you feel valued?
You may want to jot down notes in a journal to have a record.
Download this exercise below.
Mirror work affirmations
Mirror exposure therapy for body image
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