Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Anorexia Nervosa
The power our minds can have over our perception is often best illustrated through negative perceptions. Patients with disorders such as anorexia nervosa see themselves very differently then the way the rest of the world does, constantly driving themselves to lose more and more weight. Often, they lose so much weight that they literally starve themselves. Thankfully, there is hope in anorexia treatment hyponotherapy to help those with this illness to learn to see themselves as they truly are. Hypnosis uses the same inner power that has distorted how these patients see themselves to teach them how to live a healthier life. Generally, anorexia nervosa patients are very responsive to hypnosis; and as long as they are ready to face their illness and admit to having an issue with how they see themselves, hypnotherapy is an extremely effective choice for treating this disorder.
Curing the Root of the Disease
Anorexia is such a powerful disease because the subconscious mind becomes warped and constantly misinterprets reality. Those with anorexia nervosa truly see their body in a different light, almost like looking in a carnival mirror and seeing a monster instead of a beautiful human being. This twisting of reality makes anorexia nervosa extremely distressing for the patient and their loved ones, and it also makes treatment exceptionally difficult. Conventional anorexia treatments attempt to rationalize the development of the disorder, but this can lead to feelings of distress and loneliness for the patient as they struggle to understand why they cause themselves so much pain. The pressure from traditional anorexia treatments can actually exacerbate the anorexia symptoms, leading to severe physical illness and anxiety. Not only does the pressure make the eating disorder worse, but it furthers dampen the patients’ self-esteem.
Hypnosis Targets the Core of the Problem: The Mind.
By targeting the source of the disorder, hypnotherapy directly helps the subconscious realign to reality. As hypnosis helps the patient to find the fundamentals of anorexia, such as a desire to appear more attractive or a need for control, it also assists the patient in understanding the dangerous realities of the path they are on. Under anorexia treatment hypnotherapy, the patient gains control over the anorexia symptoms through hypnotic suggestion. At the same time, the treatment helps them regains self esteem and confidence and lessens the pressure and anxiety that they have been putting on themselves. Hypnosis allows these individuals to return to a healthy state of mind and a more realistic view of themselves and how they should look. As with any illness, support and understanding is extremely important, and hypnotherapy works well in conjunction with counseling or group therapy. Hypnosis has an excellent success rate in treating this disorder and helping anorexia patients to once again have a healthy relationship with food and a positive body image. Call Advance Care Hypnosis to learn more about our treatments, we will be with you every step of the way as we work towards overcoming this disorder.
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