Anorexia, Bulimia and other eating disorders, including body image obsessions can be helped by hypnotherapy.
About one in 20 Australians has an eating disorder. Eating disorders describe a range of problems associated with eating, food, and body image.
Some of things Lorina can help with...
Changing eating habits
Acceptance of body
Through marketing conditioning and social expectations in our society it is common for many of us to feel unhappy about our bodies and as a result thoughts about dieting/body image often become obsessive.
It's when these problems are extreme and hopefully before they become life threatening that people decide it's time to reach out for help. Lorina has had great success in this area.
What causes an eating disorder?
There are many suggested theories of the factor involved in the development of eating disorders, but there is no single consensus in the cause.
Most research acknowledged that the development of eating disorders involve a complex set of interactions between cultural, social, family, personality and physical factors.
In addition, feelings of inadequacy, depression, anxiety and loneliness as well as family issues and personal relationships may also contribute to the development of an eating disorder.
Dieting, binging and purging are sometimes the result of looking for relief of painful emotions and in the desire to gain control of their lives.
In most people experiencing an eating disorder the individual will have negative core beliefs and thoughts about themselves that can trigger the disorder.
These negative thoughts and beliefs can be changed. Those with an eating disorder are likely to hide their problem from others and often find it difficult to recognise that they have a problem that requires help. The first step therefore is to recognise the problem.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help the person suffering from an eating disorder by identifying the root cause of the problem for the individual, so that the emotional aspect can be dealt with. Negative thinking and behavioural patterns can be looked at and more positive habits can be learnt.
Hypnotherapy can improve self confidence and self image so that the person is able to view themselves more positively.