Use Case:

Hypnosis and Eating Disorders:

  • A 22-year-old woman, with a 1-year history of bulimia and a 10-year history of trichotillomania of the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic area, was treated using a hypnobehavioral approach. Behavioral techniques and hypnotic suggestions were used to eliminate both behaviors. At 6 months follow-up, the patient reported no further episodes of either bulimia or trichotillomania.
  • Another study showed in many cases, hypnotherapeutic techniques may enhance the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral and interactional strategies in the treatment of bulimic patients. In other instances, the incorporation of hypnosis may help both the therapist and patient to discover new pathways to facilitate the therapeutic process.

James R. Hall Ph.D. & Jerry C. McGill. Hypnobehavioral Treatment of Self-Destructive Behavior: Trichotillomania and Bulimia in the Same Patient  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Volume 29, 1986 - Issue 1. Pages 39-46

Vanderlinden J, Vandereycken WThe use of hypnosis in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 1990 Apr;38(2):101-11.


Patient Testimonial:

"Stacy’s work with hypnotherapy was life-changing for me. I had been struggling for years with an eating disorder and found the sessions with her to be extremely helpful. Stacy helped me see that the body is truly a voice – it speaks for us when we do not speak for ourselves. I was able to clear a lot of emotional blocks that were triggering my condition. If you are looking for an excellent and empathic guide to help you access the unexpressed needs beneath your own symptoms, I would highly recommend hypnotherapy with Stacy. She is a warm, generous human being and a wonderful person to work with. I give her my highest recommendation."

-Sonika Ozdoba