Hypnotherapy and Bulimia

In an age when young people, especially girls and young women, are subjected to pressure from many directions to conform to a stereotypical – usually unnaturally thin – image, it’s not surprising that eating disorders are on the rise.

In an article titled, ‘Can Hypnosis End Bulimia?’ published in the Magazine for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Bryan M Knight MSW Phd, says, Hypnosis provides a quick route to the cause of an individual’s bulimia. This is because hypnosis allows direct communication with the sufferer’s subconscious. And the subconscious knows what is at the root of the problem. 

Sometimes this is a single event (terrifying sexual abuse, for example); more often there is a series of traumas or conflicts. Each such event builds on the previous ones until the psychological torment becomes intolerable.” 

The traumas or conflicts Bryan talks about can become reinforced over time by social, media and peer pressures, often resulting in an eating disorder.

Hypnotherapy, a combination of hypnosis and other therapeutic techniques, is increasingly recognized as an effective and side-effect free way to address the underlying causes of eating disorders such as bulimia.

You can read Bryan’s article here.

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