We need to eat to survive. However, the choices we make about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat, vary from person to person. Eating is a fundamentally rewarding behaviour, intrinsically linked to our mood and emotions. Disordered eating can develop when food and eating become an unhealthy focus, leading to irregular eating behaviours, which affect a person’s everyday life. The physical and mental consequences of disordered eating can include:
Greater risk of obesity and eating disorders
Low blood pressure
Therapies that help
Many disordered eating behaviours are subconscious - we don’t realise we are doing them until afterwards, when we might experience regret, guilt, or shame. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious mind, retraining and reprogramming the subconscious to support and release automatic cravings. Your solution focused hypnotherapist will help you to recognise your own strength and resources and draw on these to help you get to where you want to be.
A nutritional therapist can help you to restore a healthy relationship with food, by listening to your concerns, and guiding you towards a balanced and rounded outlook on nutrition and well being. Your nutritional therapist will reeducate you on how to break down any bad eating habits you may have developed, and develop positive eating behaviours that support a healthy body and mind.
Emotional eating behaviours can often be a result of using food to cope with challenges you are facing in your life. Counselling for disordered eating can help you address the cause of your poor relationship with food, and support you in finding ways to effectively manage stress and anxiety in ways that are healthier for both your body and mind..