Hypnosis lends itself nicely to certain aspects of eating disorder treatment. Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa clearly display trance phenomena. Changing or disrupting any element of an eating disorder complex may inspire beneficial shifts in other parts of the complex. This presentation illustrates several successfully applied hypnotic approaches designed to establish a reality-based body image in an eating disordered person over a relatively brief treatment sequence.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Bart Walsh, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. He has practiced in the Portland area since 1987, maintaining the highest professional ethical standards. He directs Affinity Counseling and Hypnosis as well as The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Portland. Bart's orientation to counseling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy is essentially a strengths perspective with a solution focus. The strengths perspective acknowledges all the strengths, resources and instinctual imperatives within an individual that have helped the individual get to the present moment. The strengths perspective helps scan for the resources needed to resolve or modify the concern that is brought to treatment.
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