Eating Disorders

EATING DISORDERS

Are You Terrified
Of Gaining Weight?

Is Your Eating
The Only Thing
You Feel you Can Control?

Do You Hate Your Body?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions then you just might have an eating disorder.

Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

A man or woman suffering from an eating disorder may reveal several signs and symptoms, some which are:

  • Chronic dieting despite being hazardously underweight
  • Constant weight fluctuations
  • Obsession with calories and fat contents of food
  • Engaging in ritualistic eating patterns, such as cutting food into tiny pieces, eating alone, and/or hiding food
  • Continued fixation with food, recipes, or cooking; the individual may cook intricate meals for others but refrain from partaking
  • Depression or lethargic state
  • Avoidance of social functions, family and friends. May become isolated and withdrawn
  • Switching between periods of overeating and fasting

Treatment for an Eating Disorder

Because of the severity and complexities of these conditions, a comprehensive and professional treatment team specializing in eating disorders is often fundamental in establishing healing and recovery. Treatment for an eating disorder is usually comprised with medical doctors, nutritionists and therapists.

It has been recognised that many people with an eating disorder have rigid “black and white” negative thinking.  This type of thinking leads to:-

  • negative emotions, stress, guilt, shame and anger
  • this effects  the systems of the body – fertility, hormonal balance and energy
  • each time negative thoughts are repeated they are re-enforced and strengthened .

Read Linda’s article which explains in more detail how thoughts affect the brain

How Hypnosis and NLP May Promote Your Recovery

  • You can learn techniques to access calm feelings whenever you need them.
  • This provides a new resource for coping with the stresses of life.
  • It provides an opportunity for you to address and heal from past traumatic experiences.
  • NLP provides several techniques to change how you think, feel and behave
    *The effects of hypnosis and NLP may vary from person to person and results cannot be guaranteed.

Whilst you are in a state of hypnosis, your subconscious mind is more available to you, more open to receive suggestions that may become a natural part of new behaviours.  Suggestions to your subconscious mind bypass the critical mind, which you use day-to-day and go straight to the part of the mind that controls habits.
For more information about hypnosis and how it works click here

The practice of Mindfulness meditation is also known to help a person be more aware of themselves, in particular about what they are saying to themselves and can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.  Click here and here to read Linda’s newsletter article about mindfulness meditation.  For further reading this article discusses our relationships with food.

The Sessions

At least 5 Sessions are recommended. The first session will be of 1.5  hours’ duration when Linda will take the time to get to know you and to help you understand factors that are preventing you from having a healthy relationship with food.  She can help you to define clear goals and establish daily deliberate actions to reach those goals easily.  Thereafter subsequent sessions will be of 1 hour duration.

What is the Cost?

£55 for an initial 1.5 hour session
£45/hr thereafter
£145 x 3 sessions (this is discounted)
£205 for 5 sessions. (this is discounted)
Free self-hypnosis or meditation cds are inclusive of the fee per session which will support you between sessions.

Where?

Consultations are at The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AS.  ‘Phone Linda direct on 07708 961 073.

Why is Linda the best option?

  • She is a Master Hypnotist (IMDHA-USA)
  • Member of South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH)
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Linda has been practising in the field for many years
  • She has a wide skills set
  • All sessions are personalized
  • A free cd of Linda’s voice is included in each session
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