Bulimia Nervosa Help For Anxiety

 Bulimia Nervosa Help For Anxiety

The name bulimia nervosa and even anorexia nervosa, the nervosa part gives us a clue to the anxiety linked to these two eating disorders. When you can master your anxiety it will release one of your triggers to overeat.
Many times you will binge eat as doing so food becomes the drug which lowers the anxious feelings for a while as seratonin is released and the body is focused on processing food rather than anxious thoughts.
Would you like to be able to count yourself out of a anxiety attack and get back to a calmer state quickly?

Deep Breathing Is Seldom Effective On Its Own

Taking ten deep breathes when in a highly anxious state is often recommended, it can help but its really not enough.

Countdown Out Of Anxiety Exercise

This process below uses how your mind creates anxiety and fear in the body and mind. It gently changes each modality of what your are saying, picturing and feeling within a anxious and panicky state to end up at a calmer place.

Anxiety Attacks; Your Countdown Out Of Anxiety

Measure your feelings, on a scale from 1-10 with number 10 being the worse anxiety ever and number 1 no panic.
  I have given some examples in A as answers to Q questions.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Nine.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. Ten slow, deep tummy breaths.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Seven.
Q. How am I talking to myself. Is it something like below?
A. ‘Oh my God, oh my God’, high-pitched and fast.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. Change speed and pitch of your internal dialogue and slow it down. Imagine if Mickey Mouse was saying what you are saying inside your head
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Six.
Q. What am I picturing in my minds eye about this situation?
A. Worst case scenario.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. White out the picture, or mentally change channel in the TV in your mind to a better movie. One where the outcome is a good one.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Five.
Q. What am I feeling?
A. My stomach is churning, there are butterflies and knots in my stomach, I have a blockage or my heart is pounding or I’m full of tension in my body.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. If your stomach is churning, notice what direction the churning is going and reverse it to change direction.
Let the butterflies go and picture them flying away. Imagine knots of tension are made of spaghetti and try to keep them tense whilst imagining the spaghetti slipping undone– and drop your shoulders.
Imagine powerful healing solvent dissolving any blockages and then washing out through your feet, grounding you now.
Imagine an internal metronome for your heart and reset it to a slower pace.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Four.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. Tell yourself, calmly, in a soft reassuring voice ‘I am okay; I am safe’.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Three.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. Imagine a film of yourself looking calm and peaceful. Be the Stephen Speilburg of this movie and when you have got it how you’d like it to be float into it and feel twice as relaxed as you were then.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. Two.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. Imagine a healing waterfall washing away any residual bad feelings on the inside see how the dirty water becomes clear and so does your feelings of calm.
Q. Where am I now on the countdown out of anxiety scale?
A. One.
Q. What do I need to do or imagine to take it down 1-2 points?
A. If you are not at one yet just repeat the process from step one, until you are feeling okay.
You can also get Birmingham eating disorders expert free hypnosis recording ”Stop Worrying” here

About info@stopbulimia.co.uk

Birmingham Based Food- Disorders Specialist Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner Debbie Williams studied with the best in these fields including Dr Richard Bandler who she assisted since 1995 and Paul McKenna. Debbie had bulimia herself for over 10 years and was able to train herself to eat as a normal person does using NLP and hypnotherapy. She has produced many self help videos to support others as well as inexpensive hypnosis recordings covering all issues around eating problems.
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