A GIRL'S GUIDE TO BODY CONFIDENCE is a 65k-word self-help book that relies on education, not just inspiration, to improve low self-esteem and body confidence in women.
Dr. Katherine Iscoe utilises her personal struggle with body confidence and humorous tone to ease readers through the confrontational process of transforming their negative thoughts. This science-backed process is informed by extensive research, her years helping over 1,200 women through her acclaimed 7-Pillar Forever Approach, as well as her academic qualifications in health sciences, exercise physiology and biotechnology, and counselling.
Part One serves as an introduction to the key methodologies used throughout the book, such as The Forever Approach, and focuses on setting up baseline measurements through surveys and exercises. These interactive surveys consist of industry-recognized tools and Dr. Katherine's own evaluative methods and are used to gauge readers' initial self-confidence. Part One also invites the reader to identify with the author's experiences.
Delving into philosophical, physiological, and psychological studies, Part Two delivers scientific analysis presented in a fun, digestible format. Part Two begins with a dive into how our perspectives of self are formed and negative thoughts are triggered. Dr. Katherine then delves into the research behind our emotional reactions.
Part Three culminates in the five key underpinnings of The Forever Approach: identity, experiences, knowledge, kindness, and time/expectations. Each element is presented as a lesson with actionable tools and--together--form the formula to maintaining a positive, holistic and long-term perspective of self. Finally, the initial surveys are mirrored in Part Three so readers can measure their ongoing progress.