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 process of grief and pain that takes time, compassion and empathy from oneself and the therapist during the process.