Anorexia NLP & Hypnosis Article

By Paul, Joseph and Luke Clough

Overcoming Anorexia with hypnosis and NLP

So the first thing to understand is ~ What is anorexia? It is a disorder which is related to eating. Some people, primarily female but not always, starve themselves deliberately which if done consistently over time leads to anorexia. It normally starts at the beginning of puberty. People with this disorder suffer weight loss and may lose up to 15 to 20 percent of the total body weight. To others they look skinny but to those who suffer really consider themselves as overweight. The weight loss for an anorexic person is due to many reasons like over exercise, less intake of food and usage of laxatives and so on.

One fear that is common is that they are scared of getting fat and this fear makes them eat less. Even if they become extremely thin they believe that they are overweight. It is mostly seen in higher societies and fields which require a thin body like dancing and modeling.

Some of the symptoms of anorexia can be worry, the feeling of lack of control, anxiety, weakness, brittle skin, loss of menstrual periods in women, shortness of breath and so on.

How can you overcome anorexia:

Here we must point out that overcoming anorexia can require both medical and psychological treatment.

It may be difficult at first but accept the fact that your behavior towards eating is unhealthy and is dangerous to your health. It is important to recognize your bodyís needs and desires to eat properly. Donít starve yourself even if you are hungry.

Make sure you can win ~ Set small goals and see that you accomplish them. This will give you a great sense of satisfaction and you will feel encouraged to do more.

Completely focus on the present, be in the now and bury the past.

Do not compare yourself with others. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and stay happy.

If your mind is engaging in negative thoughts do not engage in them. Fill it with positive thoughts.

Treat yourself with good food and pamper yourself with great tasty lunches.

Enjoy yourself and engage your body in some activities which make you hungry and eat more.

Talk to your friends and ask for their cooperation. This goes a long way in finding courage to solve your problem.

Remember the fact that weight and physical appearance are not the only factors that make you great. There are a lot other factors that you can focus on. Stop focusing of physical attributes.

Completely relax and stay with a calm mind. Start meditating regularly with some breathing exercises. This helps a lot in weeding out all the negative thoughts and keeps you happy.

Say good bye to dieting. You donít need that anymore. You can start feasting. You look good.

Stay away from tension and stress. They do not let you eat well or rest well.

We know all of the above can be difficult if you attempt these by yourself. That's why we suggest you try hypnotherapy for better results. Through hypnosis Joseph, Luke and Paul Clough, three Master hypnotherapist can help you change your thought patterns.

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