Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating is a form of eating disorder which is characterised by people who eat large volumes of food in a very short time even though they know that they are not hungry. Sometimes the food which is eaten has been especially bought for the binge whilst as other times the person will eat large amounts of whatever is available to them at that time. Generally these food binges will take place in secret and the person involved will feel out of control around the food. When the binge has ended they then feel upset, ashamed and disgusted by their behaviour. In an attempt to alleviate the damage they are doing they will often cut back on their food intake or cut out certain food groups but find they are unable to sustain this in the long term and binge again. Hypnotherapy for Binge Eating works by helping you to take back control so that the episodes are reduced and then eliminated.*
Generally the cause of binge eating is rooted in the subconscious mind and is generally caused by an emotional issue. Typical reasons for binge eating include:
Low self esteem – The binge eating dissociates the person from those feelings for a short time.
Anxiety/Stress – When we are on edge we often eat to alleviate the negative feelings. As a person binges more their anxiety about their behaviour increases causing increased binge episodes so they enter into a vicious cycle.
Eating Disorders – People who have had eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia are more likely to develop the disorder.
Binge eaters are different from people with bulimia as they will not purge following a binge. This puts them at risk of putting on large amounts of weight.
Hypnosis For Eating Disorders – How Can it Help?
The first stage of any hypnotherapy for binge eating treatment plan is to take a full assessment of our clients to understand their triggers. In particular your therapist will ask you questions about the emotions you experience during a binge and whether you have any other psychological issues which could be contributing to your problem. During your first session you will be given suggestion hypnosis to get you used to the idea of hypnosis and to give positive messages of change to your subconscious. You will also me given an MP3 to listen to before your next session. This download is helping you to relax which will help to lower any anxiety which may be increasing your need to binge.
During subsequent sessions of hypnotherapy your therapist will work with you on determining the root cause of your problem. Even though you may not be consciously aware of where your problem came from your subconscious is likely to have the answer. When you enter a deeper state of hypnosis an advanced hypnotherapist is generally able to ask you questions which will reveal where you problem originally came from. Once the reason for your problem is known the therapist can work with you on changing your perception of that issue bringing about positive change.*
We also sell a Stop Binge Eating mp3 download for clients who are unable to reach our clinics in London and Hertfordshire. Alternatively book our online sessions which take place via Skype or Facetime.
How To Book Your Sessions
When working with clients who would like Hypnotherapy for Binge Eating we book you in for a minimum of three sessions held approximately one to two weeks apart. Before booking we offer all our clients the opportunity of a free telephone consultation so you can ask questions about our treatment plans. Simply email us via the contact form or ring 07771 804 974 to book your free consultation and take the first step to getting back in control.
Disclaimer*Please note that as this is a form of therapy we are unable to guarantee results which may vary from person to person.