Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are a range of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem that see sufferers build unusual habits with food. As well as the psychological issues, you have the physical effects which are not only extreme weight loss or weight gain, but also the effects that extreme losses and gains in weight have on our internal organs like our hearts and liver. Quite often these seemingly simple “unhealthy choices” can have devastating effects on the body.

People suffering with an eating disorder focus and obsess around food, believing that by controlling food intake or weight they can rid themselves of the emotional pain they feel. However it is more likely that the reasons for your eating disorder go so much deeper than what and how you eat on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy for Anorexia
People with anorexia become so obsessed with losing weight that they control and restrict food and drink to become dangerously unhealthy and, in some cases, fatally unhealthy. In the mind anorexia usually comes with low self-esteem, poor body perception and history of some form of abuse (but not in all cases). Due to low bodyweight this negatively effects other systems in the body like reproductive, endocrine and immune system.

Hypnotherapy for Bulimia
Bulimia is characterised by eating large amounts of food (binging) and then rapidly removing that food (purging). Bulimics are good at hiding the problem behaviour as there is no obvious physical signs like there is in anorexia. Like anorexia, a range of physical problems can occur with this unnatural way of dealing with food.

You may be suffering from anorexia if you are significantly underweight or you have an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Always seek advice from your GP if you are concerned that you or a loved one might be suffering from this debilitating illness.

Hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis are extremely effective in helping people with the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.

The hypnotherapy for eating disorders sessions work at building self-esteem because it’s those unacknowledged feelings and unresolved problems that have a way of turning into overeating, purging or strictly controlling and denying food.

Hypnoanalysis will help you discover the reason for the unwanted behaviour. Hypnoanalysis helps to resolve the emotional conflict that causes these dangerous symptoms and hypnotherapy is effective in helping to re-programme the sub-conscious to ensure a far more healthy relationship with food in the future.

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