Hypnotherapy for Bulimia

Hypnotherapy Bulimia NottinghamHypnotherapy for Bulimia Nottingham

Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa is a debilitating eating disorder which 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 will also use laxatives daily or exercise for hours a day in order to counteract the large amount of food that they have eaten. Hypnotherapy for Bulimia is designed to help you to take back control over the condition and reduce any anxiety or stress associated with the problem. This means that over a course of therapy you will find better methods to control the issue leading to a gradual reduction of the binge/purge cycle.*

Symptoms of Bulimia

  • A feeling or being out of control
  • Overeating followed by restrictive eating and food control
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive Exercise
  • Poor self image
  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Depression

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 image. In order to lose weight they therefore begin to restrict their food. They may be able to eat very little for a few days or only a few hours before the urge to eat something takes over. As they have restricted their calories so severely they will start to 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 Anorexia and Bulimia. Although the Anorexia may have gone the emotional problem remains and turns into Bulimia. Hypnotherapy for Bulimia helps you to look at what may be creating the need for you to binge.

Psychology of Bulimia

Typically a person with Bulimia will have

  • Poor Self Esteem
  • Negative Body Image
  • Perfectionist tendencies
  • Relationship Issues
  • Internalised Anger
  • Overly Critical Family

Bulimia Help in Nottinghamshire

Our Hypnotherapy for Bulimia course 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 plan 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 the following sessions we conduct deeper analytical therapy to explore the reasons why you may have your problem so that we can create positive change.*

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Disclaimer*Please note that as this is a form of therapy we are unable to guarantee results which may vary from person to person.

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