How Can Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Help You Overcome Anorexia?
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I have been able to relax and finally say exactly how I feel, without feeling judged by anybody and without anything being taken to an extreme or over-analysed. What I have to say is just that, and there are no right or wrong answers, which I have to admit I have felt compelled to try and give when asked by a team of health professionals.
I feel like I am finally starting to dig into my feelings and emotions which I have suppressed through the eating disorder for quite a while now.
(Name witheld for personal reasons).
If you suffer with Anorexia, the main challenge with treating your condition is that although you almost certainly want to be free of the suffering, I would guess you are also almost certainly rather scared of being cured, too.
The idea of being ‘cured’ of Anorexia is usually completely undesirable because what that ‘cure’ implies is that you will eat more food, put on more weight and become even fatter than ever, the very thing they are trying to avoid!
But you also know that you are not happy – and that leaves you trapped in a very distressing situation.
From past experience with others similar to yourself, I would also guess that you like to feel in control of your eating and weight and probably feel panicky if it fluctuates at all. Or you probably feel frustrated at not being able to lose weight because all you see is how fat you are when you look in the mirror.
I would also guess that you probably feel anxious much of the time. Your low self-esteem means that you don’t feel that great about yourself, or even believe that you are a ‘bad’ person and thereby have to be extra nice to people to make up for it.
You’re probably also a bit of perfectionist and as a result can be quite harsh on yourself.
I would also guess that your Anorexia is helping you to achieve something… do you know what I mean by that?
All of which can lead to a very stressful, anxious and self-deprecating experience. Not a particularly fulfilling way of being, especially when you sometimes have to keep secrets from even your closest friends and family, or feel under the spotlight whenever it comes to meal times.
But the good news is there is a SAFE way out.
One whereby you can begin to feel good about yourself, maintain a body size you feel comfortable with AND start to eat healthily again in a way that will allow those around you to breathe a sigh of relief.
This is where hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you. When someone with Anorexia comes to me for hypnosis help, we hardly even mention food and weight. What I focus on instead is resolving the real cause of it.
What has happened is your feelings and emotions – which are largely fear based – have over-ridden your bodies’ natural wisdom around food and eating.
Most likely you don’t trust yourself or your body any more, in case the “secret greedy you” takes over and doesn’t know when to stop.
Much as you may hate that “secret, greedy you”, that is where the answer to your problem lies.
As we deal with that part of you, you begin to feel back in control once again.
You will begin to feel safe allowing a little more food into your body, knowing with absolute certainty, that you will still maintain a body size you feel comfortable with.
You will begin to feel ‘normal’ around food again, and even find yourself thinking about other things instead of just food and eating.
You will begin to regain trust in yourself and your body and feel back in control of your feelings, your emotions and your thoughts.
All this of course helps you to feel better about yourself, to feel more confident and to feel more relaxed, as you rebuild your self-esteem and self-respect.
The Anorexia Hypnotherapy and Anorexia Hypnosis Treatment we use here at East Sussex Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis is very effective at doing this and if you’d like to discuss this further – with absolutely no commitment – please do at least send me an email so we can have a chat. After that it’s up to you.
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Hypnotherapist – East Sussex Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis, many years experience dealing with Anorexia and other eating disorders.