Varied Therapy for Varied Eating Disorders
People who have eating disorders often have a difficult time finding a new way to release anxiety and tension. Many people who have issues with compulsive overeating will sometimes eat as a way of coping with stress. Other people will do so in response to the effects of dieting. Both of these causes are very different in nature. The first set of patients will need to find a different coping mechanism other than food. The second set of patients will often need to find a way to stop dieting and achieve a degree of self-acceptance, since dieting often leads to overeating. Both of these situations still point to eating disordered behavior, and a hypnotherapist should be able to help one way or another.
Using hypnosis for eating disorders can truly help a lot of people make progress. Eating disorders are all different and people are all different. Many talk therapists have a tendency to treat all eating disorders as if they are the same, when these conditions are all drastically different. It’s often easier for hypnotherapists to get past all of that, because they are reaching patients in a very different way.
There is a great deal of scientific literature about eating disorders at present. This has positives and negatives at this point in time. After all, it means that therapists know more about eating disorders in general. However, it also means that it is a lot easier for them to put people with eating disorders into different boxes, and that can be an issue. Many therapists who specialize in hypnosis are different from a good portion of other therapists, and this can be helpful for the people who are trying to recover from eating disorders. These therapists will seek out different techniques. They separate themselves from the mainstream in a way that can be helpful to a lot of patients who have eating disorders. They are also able to offer therapy that can help different sufferers.