Eating is the most natural thing in the world but our relationship with food can be very complex when it is an issue. Some people can eat when they are hungry, stop when they have had enough and seem to naturally eat the right things. For others it is just not that simple and there are often deep emotional hurts or unhelpful associations from childhood causing unhealthy habits or addictive eating patterns. Frequently eating is done in response to an emotional cue which is then followed by shame or guilt. Eating disorders can be an addiction to restriction and just like any other addiction it is extremely helpful to get the powerful subconscious on board when you decide it is time to change. Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of exploring and resolving this internal conflict resulting in a much healthier relationship with yourself.
“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” — Nayyirah Waheed