It’s a well-established fact that eating plays a vital role in both our health and our survival, and food is definitely not something we can live without. However, not everyone has a healthy relationship with food. Sometimes people develop unhealthy eating habits that can lead to a number of physiological, social, physical and psychological problems, which greatly affect their work, their relationships, and their overall wellbeing.
When left unchecked, eating disorders can take over to become the main theme of all aspects of the sufferer’s life, as they become the prime focus of the person’s own subjective experience of the world in which we live our lives. The food issue may essentially become the main character, theme, plot, and director of the day, and if this is the case, then we have definitely lost some of the intellectual control needed to make good decisions and live our lives to the full. The end can be an unhappy one, but this does not have to be the case.
Why Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders?
Our relationships with food are all about the thought processes, stories and narratives, which accompany our compulsions to eat healthily or otherwise, and this is where hypnotherapy for eating disorders can be one of the most appropriate ways to help people.
We often see people who suffer from eating disorders, who exert an unhealthy control over their eating, simply because they have lost control in other areas of their lives. Their weight and their food intake may be the only thing that they feel is within their control! So we need to work with people to increase the control in other areas of their lives.
Alternatively, food related personal issues can represent a complete lack of control over the person’s food intake, where our aim may be to help with the broader reasons, why this might be the case. For example with hypnotherapy for weight loss there are a number of factors including subconscious habits and behaviours, which may sustain the problem, or even cause it to get worse.
With the application of Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy for eating disorders, clients are able to regain a sense of intellectual control and perspective on not only the eating and the attitude about food, but more importantly on the underlying issues that brought about the problems in the first place.
We believe that if you can change the story that you are telling yourself, and think about things in a new way, with the ultimate goal to become happier, then you can get on top of your relationship with food, and beat the eating disorder for good, and we would love to help you on your way, so why not get in touch today?
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