Anna Ritchie - Clinical Hypnotherapist
GHR Reg CNHC Reg
Anna's personal experience of eating difficulties gives her that extra understanding of the nature and psychological complexities of dieting and eating disorders.
Food is much more than just a source of nutrition; it is associated with many joyful and necessary aspects of living. Eating with our families and friends is inextricably interwoven with the sharing nature of belonging to a social circle. Food is an important part of religious observance and it is an integral part of celebrations world wide.
Perhaps because of this wonderful social and cultural relationship with food, the more isolating it can be when difficulties surrounding food arise.
I know I'm not seeing things as they are,
I'm seeing things as I am.
All emotional imbalances around food stem from unhelpful beliefs about ourselves and our place in the world around us. Rational Emotive Hypnotherapy, an integrated form of hypnotherapy and an evolved form of cognitive behavioural therapy, is a thorough, forward-looking therapy that can effectively treat eating disorders. It is vitally important to approach this treatment holistically; simply treating symptoms is not approriate. For any associated medical conditions, Anna will work with the appropriate health professional to ensure the best and most effective care is given.
Keeping ourselves fit and healthy requires a compassionate and nurturing mindset towards ourselves. Approaching any form of realistic weight control from the viewpoint of self-care rather than a restrictive diet is very important.
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are complex disorders that are perpetuated by a multifaceted array of negative emotions. With the right treatment and support, recovery is possible and true self-care can be achieved.
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