EATING DISORDERS: Hypnotherapy for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphia, etc.

How we can help you overcome eating disorders with hypnosis

 

We help so many clients overcome their eating disorders with hypnosis where other therapies have failed.

It is often difficult taking the first step to seek eating disorder hypnotherapy treatment, and harder when relapses have occurred after many months, even years of conventional therapies. Clients regularly feel defeated, and wonder whether there is light amidst the darkness, whether they can ever be free in mind and body, to live the life they want to live. Spoiler Alert! Hypnotherapy for eating disorders with us actually works! Read on!

ANOREXIA NERVOSA

Anorexia nervosa is characterized by restricting food / kilojoule intake / certain food groups such as fats or carbohydrates, skipping meals and/or obsessively adhering to unhealthy rules in an effort to lose weight, even when severely underweight. People with anorexia nervosa will also take any opportunity to burn energy and kilojoules through exercise, many times in secret, so as not to arouse suspicion.

While there is immense satisfaction in the beginning with the ability to control intake of food and kilojoules and lose weight, over time this gives way to a feeling of being out of control, particularly when there is recognition that a problem exists.

There are many physical warning signs besides weight loss, such as dizziness, loss of balance and coordination, fainting, feeling cold, lethargy, sleeping difficulties, hair loss, looking gaunt, pale, fragile and unwell, constipation or other digestive disorders and/or loss of menstruation in women.

Psychologically there is a fear of gaining weight, anxiety around food and meal times, irritability/anger, lack of focus and concentration, obsessive and rigid black and white thinking, low self-esteem, depression, extreme sensitivity to comments about weight, body shape, and preoccupation with body shape and image, etc.

BULIMIA NERVOSA

Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by repeated binge eating to excess, followed by purging/vomiting, or other compensatory behaviour.

Physical warning signs are similar to those of anorexia nervosa, however bulimics are typically able to hide their disorder more easily because they are usually not as underweight as anorexics.

Psychologically there are also similarities; however, those with bulimia nervosa tend to suffer more from immense guilt, shame and disgust at their own behaviour and lack of control around food.

Exercise bulimia

Exercise bulimia is characterized by excessive exercise in order to burn more kilojoules, or the energy consumed, in an effort to lose or maintain weight.

BINGE EATING DISORDER (BED)

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is when a person binges on large amounts of food but does not engage in a compensatory behaviour to rid the food from the body.

Binge eating is characterized by eating an extraordinary amount of food, often kilojoule dense food, containing fat, sugar and carbohydrates – such as icecream, chocolate, cake, breads biscuits, etc. – within a short amount of time.

BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER (BDD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) also known as body dysmorphia, or dysmorphic syndrome, is a body image disorder characterized by obsessive and intrusive thoughts about real or imagined imperfections in physical appearance.

The persistent obsessive nature of their thoughts can lead to low self-esteem, avoidance of being seen, social anxiety and depression.

Clients with BDD will often try to camouflage their perceived ‘flaws’, with clothes, posture and/or make-up, obsessively compare their ‘flaws’ to others without such ‘flaws’, will seek out cosmetic treatments, if available, and may engage in excessive grooming or excessive exercise.

Clients with BDD may also have other diagnoses, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other eating disorder, social anxiety disorder or depression, as some of the symptoms overlap.

COMPULSIVE EATING / COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

Compulsive eating or compulsive overeating is a pattern of behaviour rather than a disorder, and can be described as a food addiction. There is a fine line between BED and compulsive eating, although compulsive overeating is largely eating more than enough ‘good’ food at meal times rather than an episode of binging on ‘bad’ food.

There are numerous medical consequences of these disorders, including, but not limited to DEATH. Yes, death.

So how can we help? I’m glad you asked!
Whether you are coming to us for anorexia hypnosis, bulimia hypnosis, binge eating hypnosis, compulsive overeating hypnosis, body dysmorphia hypnosis, a mixture or not as extreme as having a diagnosis we can help you to overcome it!

Through hypnotherapeutic counselling we take a comprehensive history and identify key areas that need to be resolved in hypnosis for you to be free to be your true self. These encompass old beliefs that no longer serve you, as well as thought patterns, feelings and self-talk.

And just like no two Hypnotherapists were made equal, no two eating disorders are the same, though the symptoms may appear identical, what is driving them are going to be entirely different because your life experience is unique.

So how do we resolve your issues? Easily and effectively!
We take you into hypnosis and use various hypnotherapy for eating disorders (hypnotherapy for anorexia / hypnotherapy for bulimia / hypnotherapy for binge eating / hypnotherapy for overeating / hypnotherapy for compulsive eating / hypnotherapy for body dysmorphia, etc) techniques to unlock and resolve deeper issues, build and reinforce coping strategies around food, self-esteem, positivity, optimism and seal the deal with a zen-like calm. In addition, we focus on healing and restoring optimal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system, so that the body and mind establish healthier ways of being, naturally.

Every client is different and every session will be unique, depending on the goal and techniques used. We have been described as the ‘mixed martial arts’ of therapy! See Unique Approach.

We also recommend, where applicable, CDs to support you throughout your transformation. (Discounts are available for existing clients!)

ASK YOURSELF:
What does your eating disorder cost you?
Does it hold you back from advancing in your career? Can you put a monetary value on that?
Do you invest time and energy in avoiding situations, or concealing it?
Does it inhibit you in your everyday relationships?
Do you neglect yourself, family and/or friends because of it?
What is the cost and impact on your health? On your physical appearance?
What is the cost and impact on your sense of self-worth and wellbeing?
What is the cost and impact on your ability to perform at work? At home?
What is the cost and impact on your relationships?
Does the benefit of investing in a few sessions with us at North Shore & City Hypnotherapy Sydney to be free of your eating disorder outweigh the ongoing costs of living with it?
Further reading:
The Application to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

 

Call us to find out and to discuss your particular needs and/or make an appointment