Eating Disorders 

Symptoms of Eating Disorders:

Binge eating leads the sufferer to feelings of guilt, disgust and loss of control. Physical symptoms include uncomfortable feelings of fullness, nausea and the possibility of uncontrollable shaking and sweating.
Bulimia can involve the sufferer in feelings of anxiety, loathing, and loss of control. Physical symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain, constipation and irregular or stopped periods.
Anorexia Nervosa can lead to depression, withdrawal, guilt and severe anxiety. Physical symptoms include extreme weight loss, hair loss, mood swings and insomnia.
All of these symptoms are extremely dangerous with serious implications on the health and wellbeing of the sufferer, and indeed their loved ones. The above symptoms are by no means exhaustive and can be interchangeable with each condition.

*It is important to note that hypnotherapy should be used alongside conventional treatments in situations where the condition is severe. In such cases, Hypnotherapy is excellent in a supportive role, not as a stand alone therapy.

Most of us have some issues with how we look .....

And perhaps we might want to change them, but for some people this type of thinking can become distorted and take over their lives.

The most common eating disorders are Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, and Anorexia Nervosa. However, there are other disorders known as 'EDNOS' referring to 'eating disorders not otherwise specified'.

Binge Eating Disorder is the most common of the eating disorders and refers to people who lose control of their eating and regularly 'binge' on large quantities of food.

Bulimia is a condition where the sufferer is caught in a cycle of binge eating and purging, usually trying to gain control over their weight and body shape.

Anorexia Nervosa is where someone believes they may be overweight or 'different' to other people. They're thinking becomes distorted and they believe they can gain control of their body image by starving themselves, using laxatives or purging.

These disorders affect people by controlling what, how, and when they eat. Sufferers do this to help them gain control over their fears and anxieties, sometimes without understanding what exactly those fears or anxieties may be.

All of these disorders affect the behaviour, confidence and self esteem of the sufferer, often leading to depression. Therefore, hypnotherapy is extremely useful in helping to find the initial sensitising event (ISE) or events which led to the disorder in the first place, and helping to build confidence and self esteem as well as a more appropriate, realistic view of themselves.

As you are unique, your hypnotherapy treatment will be tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements and can therefore range from anywhere between 2 or more sessions. This will be entirely dependent on the initial consultation.

The initial consultation and treatment session will last approximately 120 minutes with further sessions lasting approximately 60 minutes. Please see the price guide for treatment cost.

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