Living In The Material World: Hurdles Toward Happiness

I got born into the material world
Getting worn out in the material world
Use my body like a car,
Taking me both near and far
Met my friends all in the material world

From the Spiritual Sky,
Such sweet memories have I
To the Spiritual Sky
How I pray
Yes I pray
that I won't get lost
or go astray

As I'm fated for the material world
Get frustrated in the material world
Senses never gratified
Only swelling like a tide
That could drown me in the
material world

While I'm living in the material world
Not much 'giving' in the material world
Got a lot of work to do
Try to get a message through
And get back out of this material world

- George Harrison, "Living In The Material World"


This fall I am offering a 10 week intensive psychotherapy group program for those individuals seeking a comprehensive approach to treatment and understanding of their eating disorder symptoms and patterns. Week five, Living in The Material World, we address how the conscious and unconscious pressures of our personal environments impact body image and identity. The basic message we tend to believe is that body image develops from the outside and travels inward. Although this is somewhat true, we all compare ourselves to others, and in a world where images are flashed in front of our eyes at a rapid pace, there is still an importance to know that body image begins developing at birth and our early relationships and attachment have much to do with the course our body ego takes. In this group we will process and talk about the relationship between the inside world and the outside world and how these dynamics exacerbate and feed eating disorder symptoms and body image development. This group will provide a broader base for comprehending and managing outside impacts and strengthening the inner emotional core. For more information regarding this group and how to join, please complete an inquiry form and I will be in touch with you. 

Angela Wurtzel