The Véniez Anorexia & Bulimia Clinic©
Bulimia nervosa and binge eating
Bulimia is characterized by the purging of most eaten food through self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise and the taking of laxatives. Binge eating in males and females is a severe disorder of recurrent compulsive overeating. Although both bulimia and binge eating involve excessive overeating, the purging to prevent any weight gain is notably absent in bingeing.
Bulimia, also called bulimia nervosa, is a psychological eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by episodes of binge-eating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control (purging). Inappropriate methods of weight control include vomiting, fasting, enemas, excessive use of laxatives and diuretics, or compulsive exercising. Excessive shape and weight concerns are also characteristics of bulimia. A binge is an episode where an individual eats a much larger amount of food than most people would in a similar situation. Binge eating is not a response to intense hunger. It is usually a response to depression, stress, or self esteem issues. During the binge episode, the individual experiences a loss of control. However, the sense of a loss of control is also followed by a short-lived calmness. The calmness is often followed by self-loathing. The cycle of overeating and purging usually becomes an obsession and is repeated often.
Bulimia was only diagnosed as its own eating disorder in the 1980s.
People with bulimia can look perfectly normal. Most of them are of normal weight, and some may be overweight. Women with bulimia tend to be high achievers.
Some of the most common complications of bulimia are:
- Erosion of tooth enamel because of repeated exposure to acidic gastric contents.
- Dental cavities, sensitivity to hot or cold food.
- Swelling and soreness in the salivary glands (from repeated vomiting).
- Stomach Ulcers.
- Ruptures of the stomach and esophagus.
- Abnormal buildup of fluid in the intestines.
- Disruption in the normal bowel release function.
- Electrolyte imbalance.
- Irregular heartbeat and in severe cases heart attack
- A greater risk for suicidal behavior
- Decrease in libido
Symptoms of Bulimia
Some of the most common symptoms of bulimia are:
- Eating uncontrollably
- Strict dieting
- Vigorous exercise
- Vomiting or abusing laxatives or diuretics in an attempt to lose weight.
- Vomiting blood
- Using the bathroom frequently after meals.
- Preoccupation with body weight
- Depression or mood swings. Feeling out of control.
- Swollen glands in neck and face
- Irregular periods
- Dental problems
- sore throat
- Bloodshot eyes
The solution for Bulimia
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 A REASON FOR EVERYTHING,
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 aiding clients with eating disorders find recovery, and start living a healthier life.