We all care about our appearance and how we appear to ourselves and others, but there can be a point when this becomes obsessive and destructive.
53% of adults and 58% of people under 18 report that the lockdown made them feel worse or much worse about their appearance *.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, is defined as a preoccupation with an imagined or perceived defect in our physical appearance or a markedly excessive concern with some aspect of the body.
Generally, BDD generates exaggerated feelings of negativity and the sufferer tends to create coping mechanisms that are driven by the severity of the feelings they have as a result of that negative self-image.
These coping strategies may include, for example, compulsive checking of one’s appearance, excessive make-up application and seeking reassurance from friends or family.
In severe cases, the sufferer may increasingly avoid social contact and it can also manifest itself in an addiction to plastic or cosmetic surgery.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our hypnosis for Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a highly effective treatment because we teach you how to get out of the obsessive thought-loop that drives the unhelpful behaviours.
We also work to effectively re-model behaviour patterns at a subconscious level and explore, understand and resolve deeper issues that may sit behind the disorder in order to set you free.
*Publications.parliament.uk. 2021. Body Image Survey Results – Women and Equalities – House of Commons. [online] Available at: <https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmwomeq/805/80502.htm> [Accessed 25 August 2021].