HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS with Psychotherapy
Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Issues with food are not just about the food. They are often a way to cope with difficult problems or regain a sense of control. Over eating, yo-yo dieting and other issues with food can affect a person’s sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem.
People who experience lower self-esteem or poor body image, perfectionism, or difficulties dealing with stress may be more likely to experience issues with food and dieting. A lack of positive social supports and other important connections may also play a big part.
Energy Psychology and Healthy Weight Loss
Energy Psychology techniques can provide insight into some of the beliefs, and repetitive thoughts that may be supporting unhealthy eating behaviours. Once the underlying issues are addressed it is much easier to make conscious changes to your eating habits without the need for excessive use of “will power”. There are also many self-help strategies to try at home. Skills like problem-solving, stress management, and relaxation techniques can help everyone cope with challenges or problems in a healthy way. You’ll find many different skills like these in counselling, but you can practice them on your own, too.