Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and bulimia nervosa are very much on the increase. If you or someone you know is affected by one of these, have you considered hypnotherapy for treating eating issues?
Understanding eating issues
Contrary to common perception, these distressing conditions are not just “a diet gone wrong” or “faddy eating”. They are complex psychological, emotional and physiological difficulties that can be extremely detrimental to a person’s well-being.
They usually have a deep impact upon their family and friends too.
Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) is a common type of anxiety disorder that can have a significant impact on what, where and indeed whether we are able to eat. Sufferers will often have worked out avoidance measures, such as not eating in public, staying away from family and friends who are ill, and avoiding young babies and children.
Eating disorder behaviours are often prized by the individual despite the obvious cost to themselves. The reason being that this may make them feel better about themselves, feel more successful, more in control and better able to cope and feel more acceptable.
This can lead to a sense of confusion for all.
The answer is usually not as simple as “just eat normally”.
Why treat eating disorders with hypnotherapy?
For many people, hypnotherapy can be an invaluable resource in changing behaviours, developing skills in managing stress and anxiety by improving confidence and self-esteem.
Allowing the brain to switch off its natural stress response can further reduce the need for compulsive feeling and behaviours around eating habits. This allows people to regain their intellectual control and hence better choices for their well-being.
How does hypnotism help with eating disorders?
All clients are treated with great care and sensitivity, as we work gently to bring about positive changes to improve levels of happiness and confidence.
Hypnotherapy is very effective at reducing stress and allowing the intellectual part of the brain to reassess unhelpful beliefs and patterns of behaviour. We will work to gently rebuild confidence and teach relaxation techniques, so the fear will reduce and eventually disappear.
Hypnotherapy for eating issues can help people move forward positively, supporting changes that will improve levels of happiness and wellbeing in all areas of life.
If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy for eating disorders I offer a FREE Initial Consultation. For more information about this and getting hypnotherapy in the South Hams in Devon or my online hypnotherapy sessions, get in touch now.