The use of hypnosis with eating disorders.

Title

The use of hypnosis with eating disorders.

Creator

Torem M S

Publisher

Psychiatric medicine

Date

1992
1905-06

Description

This paper reviews the literature on the use of hypnosis in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. It proposes that patients with eating disorders ought to be investigated as to the underlying dynamics behind the eating disorders symptoms. Following a thorough assessment, a number of hypnotherapeutic techniques are explained and discussed, such as: general relaxation and calmness, guided imagery, teaching self-hypnosis, ego-strengthening, direct and indirect suggestions for healing and recovery, cognitive restructuring and reframing, symbolic guided imagery, age progression ("back from the future" technique), metaphorical prescriptions, age regression and abreactions, and ego state therapy. Verbatim examples of these techniques are given as illustrations of how to use them.

Subject

Humans; Hypnosis/*methods; Suggestion; Internal-External Control; Anorexia Nervosa/psychology/therapy; Bulimia/psychology/therapy; Ego; Feeding and Eating Disorders/psychology/*therapy; Imagination

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

105–118

Issue

4

Volume

10

Citation

Torem M S, “The use of hypnosis with eating disorders.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5672.

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