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The Use of Hypnosis with Eating Disorders.

Torem, M. S. (1992). The Use of Hypnosis with Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Medicine, Vol. 10, 105-18.

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.

David Hartman, MSW, The Wellness Institute, 3716-274th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 425-391-9716

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Title Annotation:Eating Disorders--Bulimia and Anorexia
Author:Hartman, David
Publication:Journal of Heart Centered Therapies
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2010
Words:138
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