Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders

If you’re suffering with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating and are ready to free yourself from it, then we’re exactly the right people to help you.

There’s a common misconception that teenage girls are most affected by eating disorders, but in fact the majority of the people who come to see us are in their mid-twenties to late-thirties. That said, it’s true that these conditions tend to start in teenage years (and often even younger) and all too often continue into later life.

People suffering with an eating disorder focus and obsess around food, believing that by controlling food intake or weight they can rid themselves of the emotional pain they feel. But we believe it works the other way around because it’s highly likely that the reasons for your eating disorder go so much deeper than what and how you eat on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy for Anorexia

People with anorexia become so obsessed with losing weight that they control and restrict food and drink to become dangerously unhealthy and, in some cases, fatally unhealthy. In the mind anorexia usually comes with low self-esteem, poor body perception and history of some form of abuse or emotional neglect (but not in all cases). Due to low bodyweight this negatively affects other systems in the body such as the reproductive, endocrine and immune system.

Hypnotherapy for Bulimia

Bulimia is characterised by eating large amounts of food (binging) and then rapidly removing that food (purging). Bulimics are good at hiding the problem behaviour as there is no obvious physical signs like there is in anorexia. Like anorexia, a range of physical problems can occur with this unnatural way of dealing with food.

Hypnotherapy For Eating Disorders

What is Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders?

Hypnotherapy for eating disorders at Zoe Clews & Associates offers specialised support for individuals affected by conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. These disorders affect over 1.6 million people in the UK, with the actual number likely to be higher due to unmet needs in the community. Our hypnotherapy services provide comprehensive assistance to those ready to break free from the grip of their eating disorder and regain a healthy relationship with food.

Who is Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders for?

Hypnotherapy for eating disorders is for individuals of all ages who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. These conditions often start in the teenage years and can persist into adulthood. It’s important to note that eating disorders can impact people regardless of age, gender, or background.

How Does Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders Work?

Our hypnotherapy sessions for eating disorders focus on addressing the underlying emotional challenges that contribute to the disorder. We understand that the obsession with food is a symptom of deeper emotional pain and unresolved issues. Through hypnotherapy, we help our clients build self-esteem and develop a healthier mindset towards food and their bodies. By resolving unacknowledged feelings and addressing unresolved problems, we empower individuals to break free from destructive eating patterns such as overeating, purging, or strict control of food.

Our treatment approach aims to:

  • Identify and address the emotional roots of the eating disorder
  • Help clients develop a positive mindset and new beliefs about food and themselves
  • Break the destructive cycle of bingeing, yo-yo dieting, or self-starvation
  • Foster a healthy and balanced approach to food and body image
  • Build self-esteem and empower individuals to overcome the disorder permanently
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Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders

Hypnotherapy for eating disorders offers several benefits:

  • Emotional resolution: By addressing underlying emotional challenges, hypnotherapy helps individuals resolve the root causes of their eating disorders, leading to long-term healing and recovery.
  • Positive mindset: Hypnotherapy cultivates a positive mindset towards food, body image, and self-esteem, enabling individuals to develop a healthier relationship with themselves and their bodies.
  • Breaking destructive patterns: Through hypnotherapy, individuals can break free from the destructive cycle of unhealthy eating behaviours such as bingeing, purging, or strict control of food intake.
  • Empowerment and self-discovery: Hypnotherapy empowers individuals to discover the reasons behind their damaging behaviours and equips them with new ways of thinking and beliefs that support a healthier approach to food and overall well-being.

If you or someone you know is ready to overcome an eating disorder, our hypnotherapy for eating disorders treatment can provide the support and tools needed for lasting change.

With a clinic conveniently based in the heart of Marylebone as well as the option to work online, we’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about hypnotherapy for eating disorders.

Feel free to get in touch with us for more information or book directly below. You can read our testimonials here.

Eating Disorders FAQs

Hypnotherapy for eating disorders is a therapeutic approach that utilizes hypnosis to address the underlying psychological factors contributing to disordered eating behaviours. It aims to promote positive changes in thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs related to food, body image, and self-esteem.
Hypnotherapy differs from other treatments for eating disorders by accessing the subconscious mind to reprogram negative thought patterns and beliefs. It targets the root causes of the disorder, promoting lasting change in mindset and behaviour.
Hypnotherapy can be helpful for various eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other forms of disordered eating.
Hypnotherapy can be suitable for many individuals with eating disorders, but it is important to consult with a qualified hypnotherapist to determine if it is appropriate for an individual's specific needs and circumstances.
Hypnotherapy supports the psychological and emotional aspects of eating disorders by accessing the subconscious mind to challenge negative thought patterns, promote self-acceptance, address emotional triggers, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Yes, hypnotherapy can assist in changing negative thoughts and behaviours around food and body image by reprogramming the subconscious mind to promote positive beliefs, self-image, and a healthy relationship with food and the body.
The number of sessions can vary depending on the individual's needs and progress. Generally, a course of several sessions is recommended to achieve sustainable results. The frequency and duration of sessions are determined by the hypnotherapist in collaboration with the individual.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be used alongside other treatments for eating disorders, such as psychotherapy and nutrition counselling. It can complement these approaches, providing a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be effective in managing binge eating or emotional eating by addressing the underlying emotional triggers, promoting healthier coping mechanisms, and reprogramming unhealthy patterns.
Hypnotherapy can be helpful for individuals with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa by addressing the root causes, reducing obsessive thoughts, promoting a healthier relationship with food and the body, and improving self-esteem.
Hypnotherapy is generally considered safe, but it is important to work with a qualified hypnotherapist and disclose any medical or psychological conditions. Occasionally, individuals may experience emotional release or temporary discomfort during sessions.
Hypnotherapy helps individuals develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies by challenging negative beliefs, promoting self-acceptance, fostering positive body image, and establishing healthier eating patterns.
Yes, hypnotherapy addresses underlying emotional issues contributing to eating disorders by exploring and resolving past traumas, negative experiences, and unconscious triggers that influence disordered eating behaviours.
Yes, hypnotherapy can assist with managing anxiety and stress related to eating disorders by teaching relaxation techniques, reducing anxiety triggers, and promoting healthier coping mechanisms.
Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment for eating disorders. It is important to have a comprehensive treatment plan that includes the appropriate medical and psychological support in addition to hypnotherapy.
Yes, hypnotherapy can help with managing body dysmorphia or negative body image by addressing distorted perceptions, promoting self-acceptance, and fostering a healthier body image.
Yes, hypnotherapy can assist in reducing obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviours related to eating disorders by targeting the underlying beliefs and patterns that drive these behaviours, helping individuals develop healthier patterns.
Hypnotherapy can be beneficial during the recovery process for eating disorders. It is important to work with a qualified hypnotherapist who specializes in eating disorders and collaborate with your treatment team to ensure that hypnotherapy aligns with your overall recovery plan.
Hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for individuals with certain psychological conditions or those who are not ready to engage in therapy. It is essential to consult with a qualified hypnotherapist and your treatment team to determine suitability.
To prepare for hypnotherapy sessions focused on eating disorders, it can be helpful to reflect on personal goals, be open to the process, and commit to active participation in the therapeutic process. Your hypnotherapist will guide you further on specific preparations.
Hypnotherapy can assist with managing weight loss or weight maintenance in a healthy manner by addressing underlying emotional factors, promoting mindful eating, and reinforcing positive habits. However, it is important to approach weight management with a balanced and sustainable approach in consultation with a healthcare professional.
Yes, hypnotherapy can be helpful for individuals with night eating syndrome or sleep-related eating disorders by addressing the underlying emotional triggers, promoting healthy sleep habits, and developing new patterns and coping mechanisms.
Yes, hypnotherapy can help individuals reconnect with their body's natural hunger and fullness cues by promoting mindful eating practices, enhancing body awareness, and reprogramming unconscious patterns related to eating.

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