Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders

Research has it that 65% of women in the population struggle with eating disorders. They can range from chronic dieting to potentially life-threatening anorexia nervosa. Because this disease has become very rampant in the recent years, many different treatment options for eating disorders have been designed. Although they are effective on a short-term basis, they are not guaranteed to work for everyone. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy may work for one but not work for another. Before we go introduce a permanent treatment option for eating disorders, let us look at some of the most common forms of eating disorders known today.

Anorexia nervosa

This disorder is characterized by a distorted body image and low body weight. Those with anorexia feel like they are overweight when the truth is, they are way underweight, sometimes even at a dangerous level. We all know that it is very important for the body to get enough nutrients in order to sustain a healthy properly-functioning body. Eating too little because of a false body image can bring your body more harm than good.

Sufferers of anorexia can also engage in excessive exercise so they can burn "fat" that does not actually exist. As the body becomes more and more undernourished, so does the brain, making you prone to impaired thinking and irrational behavior.

Bulimia and Binge Eating

Bulimia and binge eating on the other hand are characterized by a desire to consume large amounts of food. The main difference is that bulimia sufferers tend to exert efforts in compensating for the binge intake, known as purging. This can be in the form of fasting, vomiting or using laxatives or enemas. Sufferers of either of these conditions may hoard food and overeat when upset or stressed out.

Bulimia is closely related to feelings of lack of control and to emotional issues. Those with bulimia feel like they are more control of their life when they are in control of their eating. In time, they will find that they have lost control over their binge-and-purge cycle - what they thought of as their means of control is now ruling their lives in a destructive way.

The good news is that if your eating disorder stems from an anxiety-related issue, there is one effective way to put an end to it - thanks to hypnoanalysis. With hypnosis, you learn to control your very own state of awareness so that this understanding can change your actions from negative to positive.

How can hypnotherapy help in eating disorders?

Hypnotherapy is beneficial in many ways. First, it helps you find out what the psychological origin of your eating problem is, so you can start working on the emotional aspect of your problem. Hypnotherapy can also break the negative behavior pattern and change them into positive attitudes and eating habits. It can also help boost your self-esteem and improve your self-confidence. It can help you establish a proper connection between your mind and the natural rhythms of your body to give you back the control you need over your lifestyle, your eating habits and your nutrition.

Hypnotherapy works in effectively treating eating disorders mainly because it helps people feel better about themselves at the subconscious level. Once you feel better about who you are, you will start gaining back your old normal eating habits and quit anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. It can help you avoid using food to cope with emotional problems by putting an end to your emotional problems in the first place.

Hypnotherapy is a very effective solution for eating disorders. Only hypnotherapy can help you gain back your healthy, happy lifestyle by bringing back your healthy relationship with food and eating.

If you are ready to take control of your life once and for all, then call us at (604) 800-2728 or complete the form below. We are here to help!

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