Tackling eating disorders
Eating disorders can make a person feel in control or totally out of control. They include binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, purging, night eating, restricting or avoidance of certain foods. The cause and maintenance of eating disorders is buried deep within the subconscious mind, which is why hypnotherapy is so successful dealing with them.
The conventional ways of treating eating disorders with talking therapies and diet can be very slow. There are always reasons for eating disorders and they’re usually hidden from the rational mind which explains the inconsistent results of talk therapies when dealing with the problem. Eating disorders usually begin in childhood when the belief system is being formed. A bad experience or a misplaced thought can set up a belief that begins an unwelcome habit involving food. If you can locate the cause of the eating disorder and find the belief that was generated you can address the feelings that drive the behaviour. Dealing with an eating disorder using Hypnotherapy makes sense because it can accurately locate the cause which can be processed from there.
“In early 2015 I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, after battling this for 12-18 months prior to this diagnosis, I had got to a stage where I needed to seek help. My GP referred me to a specialist clinic where I had counselling and CBT therapy. To a degree this helped me but not enough to keep me on the road to recovery and over the next few months my illness was up and down.
A friend suggested I try hypnotherapy and recommended Alex, at Norwich Hypnotherapy Services. I had never considered hypnotherapy and in all honesty had no idea that it could be used for such problems like mine. After a consultation with Alex I had a good feeling that this may be what I needed to help me move forwards. I understood that my belief system somewhere in my past had accepted that my attitude towards food was normal and that through hypnotherapy these thoughts could be altered to a positive and healthier attitude.
Three further hypnotherapy appointments followed and even after the first session I felt a change, like a weight had been lifted. It was an emotional experience however after each session I felt like finally there was an answer to why my thoughts around food were as they were.
Things that I never thought contributed to it did and this would never have been recognised or highlighted if it wasn’t for hypnotherapy. I cannot recommend enough giving hypnotherapy a go, I have tried various forms of counselling and other therapy but none of which opened my eyes and helped me like this did. What it can do is incredible and I can only be very thankful to Alex for his amazing and professional work. He really did open the door to a much brighter future for me”
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