‘I know how exhausting it is to fight a constant battle inside your head; how much energy it takes just to wake up in the morning and how sometimes you wish you didn’t have to; how frustrating it can be to really want to eat an extra carrot because you are so hungry but how impossible it can be to actually do it; how empty you want to feel inside; how useless and worthless you feel…’
This is a quote from my colleague Chloe Cook www.openmindhypnotherapy.co.uk Chloe used hypnotherapy to get back in control of herself and put her eating disorder behind her using Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
An eating disorder can be dangerous and it would be easy to think that it is just a drive to lose weight and be thin – it isn’t. The women I’ve worked with took back control of the crucifying thoughts and the overwhelming negative feelings an eating disorder generates. Getting back in touch with their self-worth was a massive factor for change to take place. Breaking eating habits which are long-standing isn’t always easy but it’s always possible. The sense of freedom this brought enabled these women to get on with their lives, see a different future ahead of them and get back in control of the way they think and feel. This had a very powerful effect on their families and loved ones, particularly parents who were extremely scared that their own children would develop the same disorder.
Sometimes it can seem like how it is, is the way it will always be. That doesn’t have to be true for you.