The Véniez Anorexia & Bulimia Clinic©

The Véniez Anorexia & Bulimia Clinic©


Anorexia nervosa



Like all addictive diseases, eating disorders come in many different forms and affect a wide variety of individuals. The most widely recognized type is anorexia nervosa which is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Occurring both in males and females, the disease is characterized by the individual's refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight, an intense fear of gaining a single ounce, and a profound distortion in the perception of body size and shape. Individuals suffering from this disease are convinced they are fat even when they appear to everyone else like mere skin and bones.


With an excessive focus on weight and appearance, eating disorders also greatly affect athletes. In a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported symptoms and perceptions that place them at high risk for anorexia nervosa.


Many recent cases of anorexia nervosa have been reported in boys and girls under the age of fifteen, and Newsweek produced a cover story reporting on the diseases devastating consequences in families. In other words, eating disorders don't only affect models and actors, but ravages people across the societal board.

Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves. Anorexia usually begins in young people around the onset of puberty. Individuals suffering from anorexia have extreme weight loss. Weight loss is usually 15% below the person's normal body weight. People suffering from anorexia are very skinny but are convinced that they are overweight. Weight loss is obtained by many ways. Some of the common techniques used are excessive exercise, intake of laxatives and not eating.

Anorexics have an intense fear of becoming fat. Their dieting habits develop from this fear. Anorexia mainly affects adolescent girls.


People with anorexia continue to think they are overweight even after they become extremely thin, are very ill or near death. Often they will develop strange eating habits such as refusing to eat in front of other people. Sometimes the individuals will prepare big meals for others while refusing to eat any of it.


The disorder is thought to be most common among people of higher socioeconomic classes and people involved in activities where thinness is especially looked upon, such as dancing, theater, and distance running.



Symptoms of Anorexia

There are many symptoms for anorexia and some individuals may not experience all of the symptoms. The symptoms include: Body weight that is inconsistent with age, build and height (usually 15% below normal weight).


Some other symptoms of anorexia are:

  • Loss of at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods (in women).
  • Not wanting or refusing to eat in public
  • Anxiety 
  • Weakness
  • Brittle skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Obsessiveness about calorie intake

There are many medical risks associated with anorexia. They include: shrunken bones, mineral loss, low body temperature, irregular heartbeat, permanent failure of normal growth, development of osteoporosis and bulimia nervosa.


Continued use of laxatives is harmful to the body. It wears out the bowel muscle and causes it to decrease in function. Some laxatives contain harsh substances that may be reabsorbed into your system.



The solution for Anorexia



The solution in Psychotherapy with L' Approche Véniez© is to identify the causes, the source of his or her symptoms to eliminate them. The most precise and fastest way is with L' Approche Véniez©. These different techniques are used; visualization, breathing and relaxation, hypnotism, the subliminal, and post-hypnotic suggestions.


There is nothing artificial or supernatural about hypnosis.

  • The first session consists of a series of questions asked to the individual to obtain therapeutic useful information about the patient. This session allows the therapist to understand his patient and explain to him how the therapy will take place. At the end of this first session, the therapist will introduce a brief introduction of hypnosis to his patient. (duration of the meeting is usually an hour, sometimes more)

  • The second session consists of light follow-up by the therapist and deepening the patient's hypnotic state. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour)


  • The third session consists of the work, acceptance, the release of shocks, traumatisms or causes of the lack of security experienced by the patient. (duration of the session is usually 1 hour or more)


  • The fourth session consists of closing, reconciliation of the adult and the inner child, an experience of self-identity, self-confidence and loving yourself. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour)


Once this work is done the results are permenent. The patient is self-sufficient and does not need further treatments. A brief follow-up may be in order.

To effectively treat clients with eating disorders, it is necessary to change their perception of their bodies and provide alternative ways of managing their emotions.

At The Véniez Anorexia & Bulimia Clinic©, our treatment team has experience with helping clients with eating disorders find recovery and start living a healthier life.



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