Eating disorders


Published on Eating disorders, including Bulimia are instigated, controlled and run by the Subconscious mind, which is emotionally driven. Therapy or intervention to change the behaviour needs to work with the subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT do just that.

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Eating disorders

  2. 2. Eating disorders are an ever increasing problem in Western Countries including Australia, for children, adolescents and adults alike. Recent Australian studies have indicated eating disorder behaviour hasincreased twofold in Australia in the last five years, and that 9% of the population (men and women) will suffer from one, at some point in their lives.
  3. 3. While Eating Disorders (ED’s) effect bothmales and females, girls and women account for 75% of all Eating Disorder sufferers, while boys and men account for 25%.
  4. 4. There’s no single cause for eating disordersalthough family and cultural pressures suchas the media promoting an “ideal” weight, as well as a host of emotional and personality factors
  5. 5. (such as being perfectionist, being of above average intelligence, having very high standards, having a controlling or domineering member of the family, and suffering from anxiety), are all candidates that may play a role.
  6. 6. Bulimia nervosa
  7. 7. Bulimia is the more common eatingdisorder, and its sufferers are usually nearaverage weight or even slightly overweight.Bulimics engage in periods of binge eating(more food than most people would eat in the same time), and purging (to rid their bodies of the food).
  8. 8. Purging includes intense exercise, forced vomiting, fasting, and using laxatives.
  9. 9. About 5% of the population suffer frombulimia but the true incidence is estimated to be as high as one in five in the studentpopulation. The current lifetime prevalence in Australia is 2.9%.
  10. 10. Bulimics tend to become very adept at hiding their behaviour from others, including family, partners and friends. Often Bulimic behaviour becomes almost ritualised and planned, while at other times it can be spontaneous and opportunistic.
  11. 11. The individual engaging in Binge and Purge behaviour often feels as though the behaviour itself, gives them the feeling or perception of gaining control and empowerment, often accompanied by a temporary feelings of gratification or satisfaction.
  12. 12. There is often a kind of “Have my cake and eat it too” feeling and mentality for thebulimic, in so far as the behaviour yields aform of temporary emotional gratification and access to changing the way they feel, during the binge faze,
  13. 13. while at the same time perceiving orbelieving that the purge faze then expels the “evil” of extra calories and weight gain.
  14. 14. This is, in fact, largely a misperception in practice, however rational thinking andeating disorders, do not reside in the same neighbourhood of the brain.
  15. 15. Which is why Interventions that aim to assist Bulimics by convincing them to alter their behaviour with rational arguments against the behaviour, are doomed to fail.
  16. 16. Eating disorders, including Bulimia are instigated, controlled and run by theSubconscious mind, which is emotionally driven.
  17. 17. Therefore, therapy or intervention to change the behaviour needs to work with thesubconscious mind. Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT do just that.
  18. 18. Know how Hypnotherapy Brisbane can help eliminate eating disorders.