I specialize in emotional eating in my practice. I am passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food. Emotional eating is a seemingly simple, but quite complex issue and has a lot of consequences. My clients tend to struggle with their weight as a result of overeating and then engage in self-defeating talk to punish themselves. On the outside, it is easy for people to say, “well, just don’t eat that”. Sure, if we don’t like the consequences, the simple answer is to stop the behavior. This is where the diet industry has gotten involved. If it were simply about willpower and changing behavior, this would be easy. If you are reading this article, you can attest that it is anything, but easy. The emotional and neurological connections we make with food are extremely complex. I use a powerful combination of therapies and techniques to get to the core of all of the pieces tied to food. I use EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and I still didn’t feel like it quite covered it, so I got certified in hypnosis. Hypnosis helps us bridge the gap of conscious and unconscious processes of emotional eating and connect these other therapies together. We deal with the past experiences that helped create emotional eating patterns with EMDR, explore the negative thoughts we have about ourselves with CBT, become more present and pay attention to how our body feels with DBT and hypnosis brings us to how we want our relationship with food to be different in the future. I have recorded a sample hypnosis exercise for you to try. If you feel like you want to explore a deeper understanding of your relationship with food, contact me for more information.
Listen to this exercise daily for one week…..