Hypnotherapy for eating disorders
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and compulsive overeating are closely linked with anxiety and/or depression and are eating related forms of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
As with all OCDs, the subject of the thought patterns or behaviours becomes the obsession, in the case of eating disorders it is extreme control of what is being eaten or vomited, and when the act is carried out the anxiety levels are temporarily relieved until the next build up. The source of the anxiety is usually totally unrelated to food, appearance or body image but more often associated with lack of control or build up of anxiety in other areas of the sufferers life.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by reducing anxiety levels and helping the client bring about positive changes in the areas which are causing the underlying anxiety and/or depression.