Hypnosis for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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.

Our hypnosis for Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a highly effective treatment because we teach you how to get out of the 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].

Hypnotherapy For Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What is Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

At Zoe Clews & Associates, we understand the significance of appearance and how it impacts our self-perception and interactions with others. However, when this concern becomes obsessive and destructive, it may indicate Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterised by an intense preoccupation with an imagined or perceived physical defect or excessive concern about a particular aspect of the body. This condition often generates exaggerated feelings of negativity and prompts individuals to develop coping mechanisms driven by the severity of these emotions and their negative self-image. Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder offers a highly effective treatment approach, enabling individuals to break free from the obsessive thought loop that fuels unhelpful behaviours associated with BDD.

Who is Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder for?

Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder is specifically designed for individuals who experience distressing symptoms related to BDD. Our services cater to adults and adolescents, encompassing both age groups affected by negative body image concerns. If you find yourself excessively preoccupied with your physical appearance, leading to a significant impact on your daily life and overall well-being, our hypnotherapy program can provide the support and assistance you need.

How does Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder work?

At Zoe Clews & Associates, our hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder employs a multifaceted approach to address the underlying causes and thought patterns contributing to the development and perpetuation of BDD symptoms. Through the power of hypnosis, our skilled therapists guide individuals to access their subconscious mind, allowing them to identify and challenge negative beliefs and distorted perceptions of their appearance. By reframing these destructive thought patterns, hypnotherapy works at a deep, subconscious level to create lasting change. Additionally, our approach involves exploring and resolving more profound issues that may underlie BDD, such as unresolved emotional conflicts and self-esteem issues, to facilitate comprehensive healing and personal growth.

Benefits Of Hypnotherapy For Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Engaging in hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder at Zoe Clews & Associates offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking relief from the debilitating effects of BDD:

  • Breaks the obsessive thought loop: Our hypnotherapy techniques effectively interrupt and overcome the repetitive thought patterns that contribute to the negative self-image associated with BDD.
  • Restructures behaviour patterns: Through targeted interventions at the subconscious level, we assist individuals in remodelling their behaviour patterns, reducing compulsive checking of appearance, excessive make-up application, and seeking reassurance from others.
  • Addresses deeper issues: Our hypnotherapy sessions resolve underlying emotional conflicts and self-esteem issues that may contribute to BDD, facilitating comprehensive healing and personal growth.
  • Sets individuals free: By empowering individuals to break free from the grip of BDD and its associated behaviours, our hypnotherapy program helps them regain control over their lives, restore self-confidence, and enhance overall well-being.

In summary, Zoe Clews & Associates offers highly effective hypnotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder, providing individuals with the means to overcome the obsessive thought-loop driving unhelpful behaviours associated with BDD. Our therapeutic approach targets both surface-level symptoms and deeper underlying issues, enabling individuals to experience profound healing, regain a positive relationship with their body and self-image, and thrive in their daily lives.

With a clinic based in Marylebone as well as the option to work online, we’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about hypnosis for Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Please get in touch with us for more information. You can read our testimonials here.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder FAQs

Hypnotherapy for BDD is a therapeutic approach that uses hypnosis techniques to address the distorted body image and underlying emotional issues associated with the disorder.
Hypnotherapy focuses on accessing the subconscious mind to challenge negative thought patterns and improve body image, while other treatments may involve cognitive-behavioural therapy, medication, or a combination of approaches.
Hypnotherapy can address the obsessive thoughts, negative body image, and compulsive behaviours associated with body dysmorphic disorder.
Hypnotherapy may not be suitable for everyone with BDD, and individual suitability should be determined by a qualified hypnotherapist and mental health professional.
The number of sessions required can vary depending on the individual's needs and response to treatment. Several sessions are often recommended for best results.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, to provide comprehensive support.
Hypnotherapy is generally considered safe, but individuals may experience temporary emotional sensitivity. It is essential to work with a qualified therapist to ensure safety.
Yes, hypnotherapy can help individuals challenge and modify their negative body image perceptions.
Hypnotherapy can help individuals gain control over compulsive behaviours and reduce their frequency.
Yes, hypnotherapy can help individuals explore and address the emotional factors contributing to BDD.
Hypnotherapy can work towards improving self-esteem and promoting self-acceptance despite body dysmorphic concerns.
Hypnotherapy can be helpful in addressing and processing past traumas related to body image.
Yes, hypnotherapy can equip individuals with coping strategies to manage distress associated with BDD.
Hypnotherapy can help individuals challenge and reframe negative thought patterns, promoting a more positive self-perception.
Hypnotherapy can complement medication, but it is essential to consult with a medical professional for appropriate treatment.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be beneficial in reducing anxiety and depression symptoms related to BDD.
Hypnotherapy can help individuals shift their focus towards their strengths and positive attributes.
Yes, hypnotherapy can help reduce the preoccupation with appearance and body flaws that characterise BDD.
Yes, hypnotherapy can contribute to long-term improvement when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Hypnotherapy can help individuals develop a more balanced and realistic perception of their appearance.
Yes, hypnotherapy can facilitate insight and understanding of the underlying triggers of BDD.
Hypnotherapy can aid in cultivating self-compassion and self-acceptance, leading to a healthier self-concept.
Hypnotherapy can help individuals confront and reduce avoidance behaviours related to BDD.

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