Hypnotherapy can help you
- Do you have body dysmorphic disorder?
- Is BDD ruining your life?
- Imagine a life free from BDD.
- A life of freedom and choice.
- Learn how to feel good about ‘you’
- Hypnosis and NLP may well help you.
BDD – Body dysmorphic disorder – is a term used to describe a condition which involves feeling bad about some aspect of the body, the way it looks, smells or sounds. BDD gives rise to, for example, ‘my ears are too big’, my nose is too small’, ‘my skin is too spotty’, ‘I sweat too much’, ‘my voice sounds silly’ etc.
Who gets body dysmorphic disorder?
Up to 1% of the population are said to have some for of BDD, athough as many people are good at hiding the problem there may well be more. Body Dysmorphia seems to affect men and women to the same degree.
Though this can be a problem for all age groups, most commonly the issue starts when people are younger and perhaps more sensitive about the way they look.
Body dysmorphic disorder can lead to extreme thoughts, feelings and behaviour
These ‘bad feelings’ generated by BDD can be very exaggerated and tend to give rise to a large range of coping mechanisms and ‘safety behaviours’, depending upon the severity of the feelings.
For example, people with BDD will repeatedly check the way they look in mirrors or reflective surfaces such as shop windows, apply excessive make up, constantly ask for reassurance from family and friends, camouflage areas of the body with clothing etc.
To help stop the BDD behaviour we adopt two basic strategies when we work with you.
Firstly we teach people who have suffered from body dysmorphic disorder HOW to get out of those obsessive loops of thought which have given rise to the feelings which have in turn given rise to the behaviours. This involves literally training the conscious mind how to think differently.
Secondly, we use a range of hypnotherapeutic models to re pattern the behaviours at a deeper unconscious level. If you prefer a more gradual form of treatment then consider CBT, a form of psychotherapy that can be helpful for BDD sufferers.
Body dysmorphic disorder help
Hopefully we may be able to help you to overcome your the bad feelings you have about your appearance so that you can begin to get on with life and enjoy yourself more. We will certainly do our best.
How long will this take?
It is difficult to estimate this as there may be a host of other issues that go along with the BDD. The best thing to do is call one of us for a chat about your own particular situation. You can be sure that we will do our very best to help you quickly and effectively.