The comprehensive international picture of obesity shows a growing prevalence of mental health problems being linked to emotional eating and trauma causing eating disorders and failure to maintain healthy weight or to achieve success from weight loss programs. With an ever-increasing impact of those problems on child and adult health people have successfully turned to treating the triggers of over eating by using EMDR.
Eating disorders and being obese can cause mental health issues including depression, self-harm and thoughts about suicide – in teenagers these are particularly worrying, with approximately one in ten indicating that they have engaged in self-harming behaviour. Three quarters did so in the previous 12 months, reporting they have been bullied, and those who went on to develop behaviour disorders further reported they were then bullied more often. Young people with eating disorders were then twice as likely to comfort eat and so the negative cycle goes on, as we often take these traumas with us into adulthood. People with mental health disorders and issues with loss find dieting and exercise almost impossible. So if you cant lose weight even though you have tried everything then perhaps it’s your traumas that are holding you back.
This is an important signal to all parents and adults who are faced with the challenging task of helping children and adults lose weight safely, affordably and more effectively.
The very good news is that EMDR is a highly effective treatment for trauma that causes emotional eating and weight gain. For those who want a clinically approved solution to take more responsibility for their health, because they have perhaps been let down by local mental health services, GP’s or dieticians, can now in the safety of their home.
By making EMDR available for home use we have responsibly taken away the reliance on physicians and demystified the treatment right here for you, to learn in very simple quick easy steps, giving the power back to the everyday people, to help change how people around the world treat obesity and mental health at home and in communities.
It doesn’t necessarily remove the need or role of therapists in the treatment of very complex anxiety and complex associated disorders, but for those who cannot afford such help or have little or no access to EMDR, this simple book can change and even save lives – in just 4 easy steps you could be saying good bye to excess weight forever.