Eating disorders

Effective treatment for eating problems and disorders in Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne and Dorset using hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Servere fear of gaining excess weight

People with this eating disorder worry about their weight and food more than other people. They are often under weight and fear being fat. The sufferer may go to great lengths to avoid eating and may use laxatives or even cause themselves to be sick should they eat any food. Though these disorders are more common in teenage girls and young women it is can also affect older women and men.

Some of the symptoms can be:

  • Not being able to admit you have a problem
  • Worrying about putting on weight and getting fat
  • Thinking you are fat even when you are under weight for your height and size
  • Not wanting treatment

Weight control by binge eating and then purging food by being sick

If you suffer from with these problems you will at times lose control and eat vast amounts of food. You then worry that you will put on weight and so take drastic actions like making yourself sick, taking laxatives, or doing excess exercise trying to burn off all the food you have eaten so you do not gain weight. You keep all of this a secret from people as you may feel guilty or ashamed of your actions.

Some of the symptoms can be:

  • Thinking about food all the time
  • Losing control and binging on foods in secret
  • Making yourself sick, taking laxatives, or doing excessive exercise after you have eaten in order to get rid of the calories
  • Being caught in a vicious circle of emptying your stomach, feeling calm for a while, then eating compulsively again

Binge eating disorder

This is where the sufferer binges on huge amounts of food but do not try to avoid gaining weight by vomiting or using laxatives. You may have feelings of hating yourself and feeling low and depressed.

What treatment is available?

Eating disorders in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset.

There are two ways to help to treat deep routed problems related to eating disorders, the first one being Hypno-analysis (analytical hypnotherapy) which is in essence cause and effect therapy and can be very effective in helping to treat eating disorders. Once the bottled up emotions are released then the symptoms can cease to be, allowing you to be free from your past problems.

The other way is to use Clinical Hypnotherapy combined with a Positive Thinking Styles course which can also prove a very effective therapy in treating these unwanted feelings.

For any more information about eating disorders or to book a free initial consultation please call Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.

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