Emotional eating is when you respond to stressful, difficult feelings by eating, even when not experiencing physical hunger. Emotional eating or emotional hunger is often a craving for high-calorie or high-carbohydrate foods that have minimal nutritional value. The foods that we usually crave when we are feeling this way, are often referred to as comfort foods.
Psychologically, when you tend to connect food with comfort, power, positive feelings, or for any other reasons than providing fuel to the body, you can be prone to emotional eating. You may choose food to fulfil an emotional void and you might engage in mindless eating, where you're not really considering the food you are consuming.
Some people whose emotions cause them to eat may have been raised to connect food with feelings instead of sustenance, particularly if food was scarce or often used a reward or punishment, or as a substitute for emotional intimacy.
I can work with you to give you the tools and techniques to cope with the thoughts and habits which lead you to overeat. After each session, these coping mechanisms can become easier for you to use and develop. As confidence and self-esteem levels increase, negative emotions can be effectively dealt with and eating problems can be resolved.
This enables you to develop a sense of awareness and to dissociate emotional hunger from physical hunger. The healing process can begin.
£55 per 60 minute session
Initial session 90 minutes: £75
When booking a block of 4 or more sessions, a discount will be applied.