Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Hypnotherapy for eating disorders works by promoting an overall change in mindset that includes a motivation to feel good about eating balanced portions, replaces the old cycle of thinking and behavior, with a new confident “can do” attitude and fundamentally changes your mindset towards food.
Eating disorders can be difficult since we all need food to survive, grow and maintain our health. It is often our lack of understanding or simply a development of unusual eating habits that affect our relationships with food.
Some of us develop emotional relationships with food, generically referred to as “disordered eating” sometimes referred to as comfort eating or binge eating as well as clinical terms such as anorexia and bulimia. These are often tied to other emotional and mental health issues like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Anxiety is a fear-based thinking pattern that obsesses on possible futures. Hypnotherapy can help you access the unconscious negative beliefs driving your anxiety. It can then implant less fearful ways of seeing your life ahead instead.

It’s very difficult to pigeonhole an individual or a group of people and say that anyone trigger starts a food-based relationship. But there is always a trigger, typically an emotional one which could include:

  • Having a family history of eating disorders or depression.

  • Having someone criticize your eating habits or your weight.

  • Feeling pressure to stay slim for work or a hobby.

  • Having certain characteristics, such as an obsessive personality or a tendency to be anxious.

  • Experiencing upsetting events, such as a death or abuse.

  • Relationship difficulties with friends or family members.

  • Being under a lot of stress, for example at school or university.

Call us today and we will help you explore your triggers and help you overcome you problems with food.