Do you know what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat?
Do you feel your body’s needs?
Sometimes we stuff ourselves with potato chips, sugar or too many wheat products. (I am not an exception here :) And I would say that when this happens rarely it is kind of human.
But what about people who do this all the time, who cannot stop themselves and do not feel their body’s needs?
Clients who come to me with eating disorders report that they feel out of control, unable to handle this problem – be it binge eating, bulimia or anorexia.
And because it is so difficult for them to handle their eating behaviour, they feel ashamed, guilty and embarrassed that they find it impossible to change.
Low self-esteem and low self worth go hand in hand.
Eating disorders can start at a very young age. Some people describe it as a constant struggle that has been with them their whole life.
For others it starts at age 11 or 12 or later in puberty.
The underlying causes are very often deeply hidden difficult emotional experiences.
One way of dealing with these experiences is to numb out the difficult emotional memories by eating or not eating at all. Both reactions serve as protection against unwanted emotions.
When children feel out of control and deprived of something and can’t have what they need or want, they very often make a vow to themselves:
“I’ll never starve again” or “I’ll never eat again”.
Another way of dealing with the underlying causes is, yes you guessed right: tapping!
I have found that daily tapping, exercise and meditation are the best tools to change old patterns and behaviour that no longer serve us.
In order to help with the tapping, I have put together guidelines so that everyone concerned can start feeling differently about this problem.
I hope this has helped!