Eating is of course one of our most basic needs in life and also one of the most enjoyable. Sadly for many people attending to this basic requirement is fraught with anxiety.
They can take on many different disguises and have a variety of symptoms. The 3 most commonly identified eating disorders are Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating.
For one reason or another, many of us have difficulty in expressing our feelings. We may have been taught as we were growing up that certain feelings were unacceptable. Some of us were taught that we didn’t have any right to have feelings. For those of us who don’t know how to express our feelings or cannot tolerate them, food has become a means of dealing with them.
Hypnotherapy and NLP can be used to explore any unresolved negative emotions from events in the past which may have contributed to the condition. By increasing your self esteem, which is probably very low and focusing on solutions on how you are feeling inside, you can begin to make better choices for yourself.
Ego State Therapy will work with the feeling you are experiencing, whether it be the compulsion to binge or the need to refuse food. Helping the different parts of you feel safe and negotiating with them so they can live together will enable you to find peace.