With the influences of social media and the heavy focus on a youthful appearance today, it can be difficult to maintain a positive body image. But even if you switch off from the media, other deeply rooted issues can also influence how you see your body. This can include your upbringing and school or university experiences. When you struggle to accept your body, it can negatively impact your mental health and your general wellbeing. If you don’t like your appearance, it is unfortunately often the case that no amount of exercise, weight loss or surgery will help. Poor body image is typically something that goes much deeper than just what you see in the mirror. But how do you know if you have a body image problem? Let’s take a look:
When do you have a body image problem?
Several things can indicate a poor body image. Some of the most common signs include:
- Avoiding your reflection in the mirror or spending very long periods in front of the mirror
- Weighing yourself constantly
- Avoiding social situations
- Developing unhealthy eating habits
- Preoccupation with weight, food or calories
There are many ways to address the issue of a negative body image. Hypnotherapy is one solution that has proved to work safely and discreetly.
How hypnotherapy can help
Hypnotherapy is a treatment that makes use of the natural process of hypnosis to guide relaxation, enhance concentration, and increase focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. This type of therapy is based on the foundation that the mind and the body work together. It is often used to help individuals to deal with painful matters. Often, poor body image is rooted in other issues such as a need to find acceptance and belonging. This may never become evident if left untreated. Hypnotherapy can help to remove and update these deeply seated emotional issues. When you go into a hypnotic state, the therapy will trigger the body’s physical and mental self-healing processes that are often covered in the subconscious. This allows the patient to effectively address any issues that may be hidden. It is important to remember that hypnosis will not make you share any information if you are not ready to do so. During hypnosis, you have complete control over what you share. If you’re interested in learning more about hypnosis as a therapy to improve body image, please contact Healing Elements. We will discuss a suitable consultation and treatment time for you.