Overcome Bulimia with Hypnotherapy


Bulimia is a common eating disorder characterized by binge eating and compensatory purging including self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or other behaviours such as fasting or excessive exercise. One of the few things experts agree on when it comes to bulimia is that the disorder itself is a paradox. Bulimia sufferers focus on controlling the body to compensate for uncontrolled binges to gain a much needed feeling of self-esteem. However exerting control over the body is a poor substitute for the ability to have true control in life.

In the early 1900s Pierre Janet was perhaps the first to document his use of hypnotherapy to address eating disorders based on the fact that hypnosis was effective in treating underlying problems of self-confidence, low self-esteem, stress, and depression. These days Newsweek, Pediatric Nursing, and University of Maryland Medical Center are reporting how hypnosis has been a successful part of a program for treatment of eating disorders. Hypnosis has the potential to not only strengthen self-confidence but it can help those under stress learn to cope better. Reduced stress levels contribute to healthier eating habits, improved body image, and greater self-esteem.

A 1988 article in the International Journal of Eating Disorders noted three basic elements to successful hypnotherapeutic treatment for bulimia; body relaxation, reducing external sensory stimuli, and suggestions that inspire behavioural changes.

The general goal of the hypnotherapy sessions are to help clients develop feelings of control or even mastery over their thoughts and actions and remove their resistance to change.

Given the high hypnotizability of most bulimic clients the use of hypnosis is very appropriate for counteracting bulimia symptoms, strengthening the ego, and restructuring cognitive behaviours.


Addicted to the internal chemicals released during the binge and purge this feeling of high has been equaled to a Cocaine high. Talk therapy talks about it, and generally, clients  have patterns they use to distract, diffuse and confuse others away from the true problem...

This is why many therapists are now referring clients to hypnosis sessions and then if needed, clients go back into therapy afterwards for other issues.

Bulimia is an OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) related response to a mind that has been depleted of resources.

Treating the family:  The family has lived with this mindless assault on its essential core values through the whole process, and in a very conscious way. Even the thought of mentioning the family “anger” over the disruption due to an eating disorder has been regretful, discouraged in the past. “We don’t want to have the client feel any blame, shame or responsibility” for what has transpired here. So where does all the pain, fear, anger and family dysfunction go, when the bulimia leaves?

The family needs help, the mother needs help, the other members of the family that have given up ground to the voracious appetite of the disorder needs help.

Lose Weight With Hypnosis

When people are seeking help in losing weight and find out that I am a Hypnotherapist, they become curious and want to know if I can “make” them lose weight.

 Hypnotists can not make anyone do anything against their will. However, Hypnotists can help you change bad habits and create positive new ones. They can also help you overcome negative feelings that you have created by yourself or may have been installed by someone else.

Hypnosis can help a person change their body shape and size by accessing the subconscious part of the mind. The critical factor is the barrier between the conscious and the subconscious part of the mind and during Hypnosis a person can access the subconscious part of the mind.  Hypnosis is natural altered state of awareness that everyone goes through at least twice a day, once when you are falling asleep at night and again as you are waking up in the morning.  Hypnosis is also achieved when you are absorbed in a good book, an emotionally intense movie or anytime that you use your imagination.

You can choose to either focus on everything that you don’t want, or you can give attention to the things that you do want.  It is your imagination that is the key to getting what you want.

Some people seem to be able to decide to reduce their body shape and size easily and joyfully, while others suffer with food cravings, feelings of being deprived or even punished.  Why is it easy for some and so hard for others?

The answer is hypnosis and the power of suggestion. The easy way to release weight is to repeat a suggestion that feels good while in the trance like state. This will allow the suggestion to go into the subconscious (emotional) part of the mind and either strengthen or replace the previous programming. 

Try saying this as you first wake up or as you are falling asleep: I am in the process of becoming slimming and slimmer and healthier and healthier. Then really enjoy the pictures in your mind and all the feel-good feelings of you being that ideal size and shape. Or you can do it the hard way and repeatably tell yourself at every opportunity that “losing weight is going to be hard and I am going to be irritable without my alcohol, chips, sweet beverages, deserts and forced to consume smaller portions.

You always have a choice and I bet choose the easy and joyful way. So, if you want to release that excess weight, consider hypnosis and the power of your mind, to get you what you want.

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Remember, once you quit smoking, you must never again take a single puff, drag or draw on a cigarette. One will get you started every time. 

Did you know that Hypnosis was found to be more than twice as effective as quitting "cold turkey," and over three times as effective as nicotine replacement therapy, according to a a study presented October 22, 2007 at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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