Dr. Benson and her team assist individuals in helping them understand long standing psychodynamics that have played a role in the formulation of their body image disorder. Compassion and Empathy towards ones self is a major component in overcoming the grips of a body image disorder. This requires investigation into ones past and understanding where the false belief systems were formulated. Lastly one must travel the longest road we ever travel; which is from the "head to the heart." The "coming to believe" the false belief systems are not true is a process of grief and pain that takes time, compassion and empathy from oneself and the therapist during the process.