Online Therapy for Bulimia and Eating Disorders
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"Binge eating disorder and bulimia describes a desperate attempt to fill the emptiness at the core of our being. Mindfulness Therapy shows you how to heal that neediness at the core"
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Online therapy for bulimia - Now you can get online help via individual Skype sessions with Online Therapist Dr. Peter Strong, a specialist in Mindfulness Therapy, which is extremely effective for changing compulsive habitual patterns such as bulimia and other eating disorders.
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional psychotherapist. I offer Online Therapy via Skype for a range of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression, but also for addictions, including food addiction and online therapy for bulimia or other forms of overeating disorders. Online Therapy for Bulimia and Binge Eating is becoming more and more popular these days. It's partly because of the convenience, and also because there is a great deal of stigma associated with overeating disorders and addictions in general. People like the idea of being able to have sessions in the comfort and privacy of their own home.The style of therapy that I offer is called Mindfulness Therapy, which, basically, teaches you how to work with emotions so that you don't become overwhelmed by them. It's about learning how to form a relationship with your emotions that facilitates their healing. If you become lost in your emotions, overwhelmed by them, or reactive towards your emotions, of course, that simply feeds them and stops them healing. But, when you can learn to sit mindfully with an emotion, then that emotion will heal. That's one of the core principles of Mindfulness Therapy, and this works very well.
So, during the online therapy sessions for binge eating or other food addiction, I will teach you hoe to work with the compulsive parts of the emotional problem, but also with the underlying core emotions, the underlying feeling of deep need or emptiness that feeds the compulsive emotions. This really requires healing and this is where Mindfulness Therapy works at it's best.
Online Therapist for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and Food Addiction
I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy for anxiety, depression and Binge Eating Disorder and Food Addiction. During the online Skype therapy sessions I will teach you how to break free from the compulsive emotional impulse to overeat. We will also use Mindfulness Therapy to help you transform and heal the underlying anxiety or depression or low self-esteem that fuels the impulse to binge eat. The mindfulness approach is very effective and quite different than traditional talk therapy because the focus is on transforming the underlying process rather than just talking about our emotions or our family history. We have to change what is happening NOW because that is the only thing you have control over.
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Online Therapist for Binge Eating Disorder
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist. I provide online counseling via Skype for the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress; also for the treatment of food addictions including Binge Eating Disorder.
So, as an online therapist I will try to help you overcome those patterns of habitual reactive thinking that cause the behavior of binge eating or other food addiction. That's the most important first step, to identify these patterns of reactive thinking and the emotional impulses that power those thoughts. and we start to develop a mindful relationship with these imposes that allows us to break free from the habit of simply acting them out through binge eating.
So, learning this form of emotional regulation is very important, but it's not the only part of Mindfulness Therapy. In order to successfully break free from food addiction and binge eating disorder you must also look at the underlying core emotions themselves that create the need for food addiction and this means looking at the underlying anxiety or depression or other emotions that are fueling the whole process.
The emotional impulses are fueled by these underlying core emotions and these must be changed and healed, and this is what we do during the online therapy sessions. We learn how to actually mediate on these core emotions as well as the emotional impulses. This means that we learn how to establish a non-reactive relationship with these emotions based on awareness and acceptance, the two most important things required for healing and transformation of emotional problems. Of course, most of us our lost in patterns of habitual reactivity that are based on avoidance and resistance, and these are your greatest enemies: avoidance and resistance.
Mindfulness Therapy attempts to completely break free of these habits of avoidance and resistance by cultivating their opposite which is conscious awareness and conscious acceptance.
ONLINE THERAPY FOR BULIMIA
Online Therapy for Bulimia and Eating Disorders
Online Therapy is becoming more widely accepted as a valuable adjunct to traditional in-person psychotherapy and there have been several controlled studies that support its efficacy. The focus of online therapy/coaching is on teaching clients the skills and tools that help them break free from the grip of depression and anxiety or other difficult emotions, and we can all benefit from that. It may not be the first choice for those with a clinical condition, but most of us do not have a mental disease; we just need someone to talk to who understands and can teach some practical tools for handling the stresses of life and the emotional challenges inherent in a marriage or other personal relationship. In fact, the demand for good quality counseling and therapy, including the very popular mindfulness-based psychotherapy, far outstrips the availability of quality providers, which is yet another reason why you should seriously consider online counseling as an option for the treatment of your bulimia.
Online Counseling Can Help You Break the Overeating Habit
Eating disorders revolve around compulsive reactive impulses. At the core of these impulses there are core emotions of emptiness and abandonment that yearn for our attention. Mindfulness Therapy teaches us how to listen to these inner feelings with complete presence of mind and heart and this more than anything else facilitates inner healing and allows us to break free of the grip of our patterns of habitual reactivity.
Eating disorders including bulimia and anorexia have a complex origin and an equally complex effect on psychology and behavior. Although complex, the core driving force that underlies eating disorders are the compulsive emotional impulses of attraction or the compulsive impulses of aversion to food. Treatment for bulimia or other eating disorders should always involve your GP, but it is also very beneficial, if not essential, to work on changing the underlying emotional process that compels you to either over-indulge or to have extreme aversion to food. There is a definite correlation between obsessive overeating, obesity, and depression (see this publication from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db167.htm)
There are a variety of cognitive therapies available that can be very effective for changing the underlying patterns of reactive thinking and negative self-beliefs such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or the newer Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies, of which Mindfulness Therapy is an example.
Mindfulness-based Treatment for Bulimia & Overeating Disorder
Mindfulness Therapy, which is now available online, is one of the best treatments for bulimia and compulsive eating disorder. Mindfulness is a very specific type of awareness skill in which you learn to be the observer of thoughts and emotions as they arise in your mind. In this way you establish a conscious relationship with the contents of your mind. It is the art of listening, without indulging in thinking about what you are experiencing or reacting to your inner feelings by wanting things to be different than they are. It’s about being completely present for what is in a very direct way and watching very carefully for any tendency to react that may take you away from that direct experience. This is actually diametrically opposite to the usual state of things in which we are consumed by our habitual reactions of liking and disliking and the endless proliferation of thinking, planning and trying to fix things. There is a place for these activities, but it is always better to allow them to emerge later after establishing the ground of mindful listening.
Mindfulness is just good listening, and the benefits of being fully present with your experience are immense, just as being fully present with your partner or friend is an essential of good communication. We have all had the experience of people who are not present and who do not listen, but simply react to what we are saying with their opinions and solutions. They may have good intentions, but what we need most is to feel that someone is listening. Well, it is exactly the same for our inner emotional pain. These inner parts are in need of our care and attention; they need us to listen in the same way, with a mind that is completely present and not reactive. Learning to listen inwardly and to be fully present and engaged with our feelings is a central focus in mindfulness meditation therapy. This is quite different from most forms of talking therapy because the activity of talking, like thinking about our feelings actually takes our attention away from the direct experience of the feeling. So, in mindfulness therapy there is not so much talking, but more intuitive listening to our inner feelings. This creates an inner space in which emotions can unfold and become more malleable. This state of inner plasticity greatly facilitates the process of transformation and healing. We literally create an inner therapeutic space through mindfulness that allows things to change in a natural way.
At the core of the compulsive drive that underlies eating disorders you will very often find feelings of emptiness, sadness and an overwhelming sense of abandonment and the hurt that accompanies abandonment. This is what we need to embrace with the spacious presence of mindfulness. When we can learn to be fully present with these raw feelings, without getting caught up in the contents, the story and thinking about the feelings, then we create a fertile ground in which change can take place and in which the core emotions begin to loosen their grip on you. As they heal, so the reactive impulse to indulge also lessens and in time a new balance emerges in which there is real choice in how we relate to food.
Real change begins when we learn to “sit” with our inner feelings rather than our usual tendency to react to unpleasant inner emotions out of habit. Mindfulness Therapy teaches us how to establish a stable and caring relationship with the hurt emotions and especially with that sense of emptiness that we seek to fill through compulsive eating. We learn how to fill this emptiness from within using our natural powers of compassion and love. These methods are well-tested and provide a very effective treatment for bulimia and compulsive eating.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Online
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is more common than you might expect, and occurs in 1 in 35 adults, and unlike anorexia, is almost equally prevalent for men as for women.
Criteria for Diagnosis of BED:
- Loss of control over amount of eating
- Marked distress over binge episode
- Occurs at least 1x per week for 3 months
And, THREE or more of the following:
- Eating more rapidly than normal (i.e. 2 hr period)
- Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
- Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry
- Eating alone because of being embarrassed by how much one is eating
- Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed or very guilty over after overeating
Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
For the successful treatment of Binge Eating Disorder we must work with two levels of habitual emotional reactions: The Compulsive Impulses and more importantly, the underlying Core Emotions that fuel those addictive cravings. Mindfulness Therapy provides a very powerful and effective approach for healing and resolving both types of emotional reactivity.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Online
Now, I also offer online therapy for eating disorders and online therapy for binge eating disorder or bulimia, in particular. Many people suffering from binge eating disorder like the idea of being able to work one-on-one with a person from the comfort of their own home. It's much less intimidating and the techniques that I teach, Mindfulness Therapy, is very effective, indeed, for helping you unlearn those habits of compulsive eating, and also, even more importantly, to deal with the underlying emotions that fuel the compulsive overeating.So, if you are interested in scheduling a Skype session with me, please visit my website and learn more about my online therapy service and about Mindfulness Therapy for help with binge eating disorder.
WHAT IS A BINGE EATING DISORDER?
Binge eating disorder is described by impulsive overeating in which individuals eat too much of food while feeling out of control and weak to stop. The symptoms of binge eating disorder typically start in late adolescence or early adulthood, regularly after a major diet. A binge eating scene regularly endures around two hours, yet some individuals binge on and off throughout the day. Binge eaters regularly eat actually when they are not hungry and keep eating long after they are full. They might likewise gorge themselves as quick as they can while scarcely enrolling what they are eating or tasting.
The key highlights of binge eating disorder are:
- Frequent scenes of uncontrollable binge eating.
- Feeling too upset or distressed during or after bingeing.
- Unlike bulimia, there are no customary endeavors to "make up" for the binges through vomiting, over-exercising or fasting.
Signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder
Individuals with binge eating disorder are ashamed and embarrassed about their dietary patterns, so they frequently attempt to conceal their symptoms and eat in private. Numerous binge eaters are obese or overweight, yet some are of normal weight.
Behavioral symptoms of binge eating and impulsive overeating
- Inability to control what you are eating or stop eating
- Rapidly eating a lot of foods
- Eating continuous even when you are full
- Stockpiling or hiding food to eat later in private
- Eating normally around people, but gorging when only you are alone
- Eating constantly for all day, with no arranged mealtimes
Emotional symptoms of binge eating and impulsive overeating
- Feeling anxiety or stress that is just assuaged by eating
- Embarrassment over the amount of food you are eating
- Feeling numb while gorging like you are not by any means there or you are on auto-pilot.
- Never feeling fulfilled, regardless of the amount of food you eat
- Feeling liable, sickened, or discouraged after overeating
- Desperation to control weight and dietary patterns
Online Treatment for binge eating disorder
While there are numerous things you can do to assist yourself to stop binge eating, it is additionally essential to look for expert support and treatment. Wellbeing experts who offer treatment for binge eating disorder incorporate nutritionists, psychiatrists, therapists and, obesity and eating disorder specialists.
A good treatment program for binge eating disorder ought to address more than simply your symptoms and bad dietary patterns. It ought to also address the main causes of the issue the emotional triggers that result to binge eating and your trouble adapting to the anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, and other uncomfortable emotions.
In the event that obesity is imperiling your well-being, weight reduction might also be a vital objective. On the other hand, dieting can add to binge eating, so any weight reduction efforts ought to be precisely observed by an expert.
Online Therapy for binge eating disorder
Binge eating disorder can be effectively treated in therapy. Online therapy can show you how to battle the impulse to binge, exchange unhealthy propensities for newer healthy ones, study your eating and mind-sets, and create best stress-busting skills.
Three kinds of online therapy are especially useful in the treatment of binge eating disorder:
- Interpersonal psychotherapy concentrates on the relationship issues and interpersonal issues that add to compulsive eating. Your specialist will help you enhance your relational abilities and create healthier relationships with relatives and friends. As you figure out how to relate better to others and you get the emotional bolster you require, the impulse to fling gets to be rare and less demanding to stand up for.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy concentrates on the broken thoughts and practices included in binge eating. One of the principle objectives is for you to wind up more mindful of how you utilize foods to manage feelings. The advisor will help you perceive your binge eating triggers and figure out how to evade or battle them. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for binge eating disorder additionally includes training about nutrition, healthy weight reduction, and relaxation procedures.
- Dialectical conduct therapy joins cognitive-behavioral strategies with care contemplation. The accentuation of treatment is on showing binge eaters how to acknowledge themselves, endure push better, and direct their feelings. Your specialist will likewise address horrible state of mind, you may have about eating, weight, and shape.
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Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Online
Mindfulness-based weight reduction online via Skype
Mindfulness-based weight reduction online via Skype. Contact me to schedule a Skype therapy session with me. The focus of mindfulness therapy is to teach you how to overcome the blind habitual impulsive reactions that compel us to overeat. We also need to work with the underlying core emotions of depression and low self-esteem that fuel these impulses. there is nothing better than mindfulness therapy for achieving both objectives.
Online Mindfulness Therapy for Overeating Disorder
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist specializing in Mindfulness Therapy for the treatment of a range of psychological and emotional problems, including food addiction. Mindfulness-based eating disorder treatment is very effective indeed. It helps you learn how to control the impulse to overeat. Basically, we develop a different relationship to the emotional impulses that compel us to overeat or for any other form of addiction for that matter.
We do this by applying mindfulness, we actually learn to meditate on those impulses to overeat and by doing this we can break the habit that compels us to overeat or indulge or binge eat against our better judgement.
So, if you are interested in learning more about mindfulness-based weight management and mindfulness-based treatment for overeating disorders, do please send me an email and then I can explain to you in more detail exactly how this works.
When you feel ready, you can schedule a therapy session with me using Skype and I will begin to teach you mindfulness-based methods for controlling the overeating impulses.
Most people who learn and apply the mindfulness-based approach that I teach will see quite dramatic improvements after relatively few sessions. Generally, I expect all my clients to see significant improvements after the first 3-4 sessions.
This is quite a different approach that talk therapy, it is really very much more focused and very much more practical. It is designed to help you break those habits that run your life, using the power of mindfulness, which is extremely effective indeed. So, I look forward to hearing from you and to help you learn how to apply mindfulness for reducing binge eating and overeating disorders in general. Thank you!
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Peter Strong, PhD is a Professional Psychotherapist, Online Therapist, Spiritual Teacher and Author, based in Boulder, Colorado. Peter developed a system of psychotherapy called Mindfulness Therapy for healing the root cause of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Traumatic Stress and Emotional Suffering.
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National Links for help with eating disorders:
Local Bulimia Treatment in Connecticut - A valuable resource for bulimia treatment in the state of Connecticut.
Guidebook to Student Eating Disorder Awareness: http://www.learnpsychology.org/mental-health/eating-disorders/