Hypnosis for Bulimia Nottingham
Hypnotherapy for bulimia is a form of talking therapy that can help clients suffering from this eating disorder that revolves around binging on food and then purging. We have worked with hundreds of clients over the years to help them with both bulimia and binge eating disorder.
Disordered eating creates emotional distress, anxiety and can be extremely dangerous left untreated. Yet common eating disorders can be helped with therapy. We run online therapy for bulimia as well as face to face sessions at our hypnosis clinics in Nottingham. Through the use of therapy, hypnosis, coaching and NLP we assist our clients to create a healthy lifestyle and deal with emotional issues that may be creating problems with their eating habits.*
What Is Bulimia?
Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa is a debilitating eating disorder that is characterised by cycles of overeating eating and then purging. Traditionally Bulimia is thought of as a disorder where a person will vomit after eating too much food but this is not always the case.
Many people who suffer from Bulimia may also be taking laxatives or exercising excessively for hours a day in order to counteract the large amount of food that they have eaten. Bulimia may be partly about trying to attain the perfect body shape and losing weight but there is also a significant emotional element to the eating disorder that also needs to be addressed.
Our hypnosis for bulimia is designed to help you to take back control over the eating disorder and reduce any anxiety or stress associated with the problem. Improving your mental health can help to change an unhealthy attitude to food and stop strict habits which are detrimental to your physical health.
Therapy for bulimia helps people to find better methods to control disordered eating and address any psychological underlying causes creating problem eating. The aim of hypnotherapy for bulimia is to lead to a gradual reduction of the binge-purge cycle over time until the problem fades away.*
“Having suffered with Bulimia alone for more than 20 years, just 5 sessions with Martina was just the cure. My only regret is not finding her sooner….I now have my life back Thank you!!”*
Causes of Bulimia
The exact causes of bulimia are not well documented and there is not necessarily one particular reason why someone may have the problem. We do know however that certain issues make it more likely to have this particular eating disorder. These include:
- If you have suffered from another eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or binge eating disorder.
- If you have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
- If you have low confidence or self-esteem.
- If you have an obsessive personality.
- If you have ever had an alcohol or drug addiction.
- If any family members have had eating disorders.
- If you have ever felt pressure to lose weight or be a particular body size.
- If you have ever experienced sexual abuse.
- If you have experienced criticism for the way you eat or look.
Whilst some of these issues involve eating others are related to relationships with others and negative thoughts or habits. This is why it is so important for bulimia therapy to address the root causes of the problem.
Symptoms of Bulimia
If you do have the eating disorder Bulimia then you are likely to suffer from physical and psychological symptoms because of your condition. The binge/purge cycle takes its toll on your physical and mental health over time which is why it makes sense to try and tackle the problem as soon as you become aware that your eating behaviours are problematic.
Typical symptoms of Bulimia include:
- A feeling of being out of control around food.
- Overeating is followed by restrictive eating and food control.
- Eating large portions of food that are significantly bigger than a normal meal.
- Vomiting after eating.
- Sore throat from being sick.
- Excessive exercise to rid yourself of the calories.
- Poor self-image.
- Low self-esteem.
- Anxiety and fear.
- Guilt and shame about your eating habits.
- Feeling more tired than usual.
- Being critical and negative about your weight and body image.
Eating Disorder Therapy
There are many forms of eating disorder therapy that can help. Many doctors may recommend cognitive behavioural therapy with a trained counsellor to help you change the way you eat.
Psychotherapy is another form of help that may be recommended together with nutritional counselling to change the way that you think about food.
Doctors may also prescribe medication such as anti-depressants where appropriate.
Hypnosis for Bulimia takes a slightly different approach in that it also uses the power of positive suggestion and visualisation as well as regression techniques to understand the underlying reasons for the problem.
It is important to note that therapy for bulimia is not centred around weight loss but instead focuses on helping you alter your very strict habits by taking a holistic approach to your wellness.
The Binge/Purge Cycle
It can be difficult to say exactly where the cycle begins but generally, a bulimic may feel anxious or stressed in particular about their weight or body image. This poor self-image creates a desire to take control of how they look and so they begin a weight loss regime.
Restriction of food to lose weight is something that they may be able to do for a short period of time but eventually, hunger and the need to eat something will take over. As the restriction of calories is usually significant when food is around the person will binge.
In some cases, they will have bought the food specifically for the binge whilst at other times they will eat whatever is at hand. During the binge, they forget about their problems or dissociate. Once the binge is over they have feelings of guilt and self-loathing. This is when they purge to rid themselves of the excess calories. Once this has happened they promise themselves that this will never happen again and so try and restrict their food even more and so the cycle begins again.
For some people, there is a link between the eating disorders Anorexia and Bulimia. Anorexia may be something that they have experienced in the past. Although they may no longer be anorexic the emotional problems have not been resolved and the problem turns into bulimia.
Hypnotherapy for Bulimia can help you to look at what may be creating the need for you to binge. Hypnotherapy works by aiming therapy at the actual underlying problems.*
Psychology of Bulimia
Psychologically a typical person with Bulimia will have
- Poor Self Esteem
- Negative Body Image
- Perfectionist tendencies
- Relationship Issues
- Internalised Anger
- Overly Critical Family
All of these issues are something that needs to be addressed in Bulimia therapy in order to change unhelpful behaviours and help clients feel good about themselves again.
You are Not Alone
It is estimated that in the US around 1.5 per cent of women and 0.5% of men will suffer from the problem in their lifetime. These numbers are not insignificant and show that millions of people need help for this eating disorder each year.
Many famous people have also experienced problems with eating disorders including:
- Paula Abdul
- Dennis Quaid
- Lady GaGa
- Sally Field
- Lilly Allen
- Mel C
- Gerri Halliwell
- Demi Lovato
Our Bulimia Treatment Program
We run a Hypnotherapy for Bulimia program in Nottingham that is designed to help you understand what may be contributing to your problem so that you can find ways to alter your old behaviours.
Our bulimia treatment program is held over a minimum of five sessions roughly held one to two weeks apart. During your first session, we always take a comprehensive case history before beginning our work together. Once we have all the relevant details we start work on teaching you self-hypnosis to reduce stress and anxiety. This helps you to become used to hypnosis so that in each subsequent session you go slightly deeper relaxed.
In subsequent sessions, we conduct deeper analytical therapy to explore the reasons why you may have your problem so that we can help you to create positive change. This work is holistic which means we look at all areas of your lifestyle, wellness and psychological well-being.*
How Hypnosis Can Help Eating Disorders
Unlike many traditional therapies such as counselling or CBT Bulimia hypnosis helps to address the underlying problems associated with bulimia nervosa.
Through a process of positive suggestion, coaching and using hypnotherapy to address the real issues, positive change can be made. All our clients are helped to move away from dieting and instead concentrate on what the body naturally needs to eat. In addition, we may conduct considerable work to boost confidence and self-esteem as many of our clients have an underlying worry that they are “not good enough”. When this work is combined with anxiety and stress reduction it can make a big difference in how our clients feel.*
Online Therapy for Bulimia
We also offer online therapy for Bulimia worldwide. Our program consists of five one hour sessions that are conducted via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.
We have run a successful hypnotherapy practice worldwide for years and know that online hypnosis for Bulimia is safe, effective and a great tool for treating eating disorders.
For online hypnotherapy fill in our contact form below to discuss our program with a therapist.
Get Help for Bulimia Today
If you would like to find out more about Hypnotherapy for Bulimia in Nottingham or our online sessions then please feel free to call us to speak to a hypnotherapist. Simply call the number below for more information or send us an email via our contact form:
Disclaimer*Please note that as this is a form of therapy we are unable to guarantee results that may vary from person to person.