I use hypnotherapy and hypnosis to help you overcome eating disorders in my clinics.
This includes malnutrition, obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, restricted eating, nutritional deficiencies, problems with tube feeding, gagging and pica. You may even qualify for health fund rebates.
Since I am a clinical hypnotherapist (AHA), registered mental health professional (PACFA), medical nutritionist and clinical naturopath (ANPA) I take a holistic, scientific-informed approach to your treatment.
Hypnosis allows us to work fast in therapy and be efficient and effective with your treatment and recovery.
Understanding eating disorders
Since I was a dancer when I was much younger, I’ve been around people with eating disorders, and for many years I’ve provided effective eating disorder treatment.
What’s important to recognise is that there are faults in the way a person thinks and hypnosis helps to correct that fast.
We can all develop strange ways of thinking at times and when that becomes attached to the issues of eating, it produces an eating disorder.
You got lost, maybe felt isolated, sometimes thinking no one else knows about the problems you’re having around food (chances are that they do know).
Sometimes you may even manage to hide your eating disorder from other people until it becomes really obvious.
Are you in denial about your eating disorder?
You can also go into denial about your eating disorders and put off treatment.
You pretend that it’s not really an eating disorder and that it’s perfectly okay to abuse your body by vomiting, starving or overeating.
This denial can give rise to aggressive and defensive behaviours if other people try to raise the issue.
It becomes a serious physical and mental health issue where you delude yourself that you are in control but you are not.
Medically-induced eating disorders
Different medications can lead to you becoming overweight or underweight as a side effect.
You may have a biological illness such as cancer and treatment killed your appetite.
Perhaps you have a disorder like Prader–Willi syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or oestrogen dominance that causes you to overeat.
Some biological mechanical failures such as dental issues, leptin failure, oesophagitis, leaky gut, dysbiosis, obstructive bowel, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, a PEG tube, dumping, malnutrition, physical or mental trauma can disturb eating patterns.
Ignoring eating disorders is not an option
Apart from oxygen, the next most important thing you need is food and nutrition.
When you ignore the problem, one of two things happen: Either you lose too much weight or gain excess weight.
Never mistake food product for nutrition. Food product is just filling your stomach with poor nutritional value. This is one of the leading causes of the world’s major illnesses.
You need a balance of vitamins and minerals as well as calories, but people with eating disorders have poor nutritional levels which can lead to major physical and mental illness.
Why use hypnosis for the treatment of eating disorders?
Regardless of how long you might have been suffering, hypnotic treatment can help fast.
Your unconscious mind governs your eating habits and hypnotherapy can help change those patterns.
I use hypnosis, psychotherapy and medical nutrition to help you because you’re a whole person and need a coordinated treatment plan.
Hypnosis is also pleasant, comfortable and safe when practised by a professional clinical hypnotherapist to eliminate your fears and create good emotional states.
What you need to bring as a patient
You need to come along to your sessions with honesty about your situation and what’s been happening to you, knowing I’m here to help.
Bring along any medical records or recent tests or assessments you may have had and a list of medications and supplements you may be taking.
Trust in the process that I’m a highly experienced professional and always have your best interests at the centre of everything we do.
Most importantly, you need to have 100% commitment to change and willingness to step out of your comfort zone which is where the problem has existed.
What I teach you about eating
At college and university, I studied the biochemistry, biomechanics and behaviouralism of eating and nutrition. I am a science-based practitioner.
Part of my standard work with everyone is reviewing what you eat because it’s such a large and important part of our lives, so we have to get it right.
I teach you both under hypnosis and outside of it, how to eat right and make that part of your everyday life and routine.
You’ll learn what, where and when to eat so it becomes automatic, easy and natural to eat well and enjoyably.