Looking into the mirror and loving what you see.
Imagine spending less time and money on your appearance and spending more on the people and places that make you happy.
Enjoying food without worrying about what it will do to your weight.
Feeling confident and having fun at social gatherings.
Everyone experiences feeling ugly from time to time, and we’ve all wished we looked a little more attractive. We’ve all wanted to be something we’re not for a moment or two—thinner, taller, curvier, or super-model gorgeous. For people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), feeling unattractive and disfigured becomes the usual way of thinking about themselves.
If you’ve been having persistent, negative thoughts about your appearance, you may have wondered…
How can I stop worrying about the way my body looks?
Is there a way to stop focusing on one aspect of my appearance?
Why can’t I have fun with other people without feeling disfigured and self-conscious?
BDD can cause people to have exaggerated negative emotions about their bodies. They can focus too much on one part of their appearance, or they might feel unattractive as a whole. Hating their looks become a chronic feeling and can cause them pain and sadness. Often, for someone with BDD, the very thing they think is hideous about themselves is not an issue for others. Other people may hardly even notice.
For the person with BDD, however, their beliefs about their appearance becomes the center of their world. Their preoccupation with their body can take over their life and cause obsession, depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Unhealthy eating behaviors can develop in people with BDD who see weight as an issue; anorexia, bulimia, and other dangerous approaches toward food can form. The personal relationships of people with BDD may suffer. Individuals with BDD may resort to self-harm or even suicide.
What causes Body Dysmorphia?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder can be the result of past trauma or painful events in the past. These past events can be left unhealed and can lead a person to focus on their appearance, causing feelings of poor self-worth. False beliefs and negative thinking patterns can also affect BDD and make it difficult for someone with BDD to recover.
Overcoming thoughts about feeling ugly and unworthy.
Releasing yourself from the pain and misery of self-hate.
Standing proud, smiling, and feeling attractive at a social event.
Confidently looking into a mirror and loving what you see.
Hypnosis can help individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder evaluate and reframe their memories of traumatic events. By identifying the source of their BDD, hypnosis enables BDD sufferers to confront their hurtful memories. Hypnosis can also provide valuable insight into new ways of combating negative self-image, leading to a healthy view of their own appearance.
Give our offices a call and let a certified hypnotist help you love yourself and your body again. Hypnosis can unravel the memories that may have caused your body dysmorphia and help you address them quickly, painlessly, and efficiently allowing you to love yourself as you are.