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Are you looking for help to overcome night eating syndrome? This disorder is distinct from other binge eating or compulsive eating disorders and is often associated with mental and physical concerns including depression, anxiety and substance dependency, as well as obesity and insomnia.
What’s driving the hunger?
A number of factors can contribute to night eating syndrome and there are various methods of treatment. People who struggle with this eating disorder are often plagued by other emotional problems they may not even be aware of. It’s important to address your issues with night eating sooner than later, to ensure it doesn’t take a toll on your physical and mental health.
Night eating syndrome can manifest in different ways, but it usually results in a significant amount of a person’s food intake taking place overnight, after the evening meal. Individuals may eat once during this period, or wake to eat repeatedly through the night. Some do this because they’re trying to overcome binge eating during the daytime, their resolve eroding after a long day of resisting temptations and restricting food intake. Other people may develop the habit during difficult or unsettled periods and struggle to get back into normal rhythms afterwards.
People with night eating problems often feel lonely, isolated, depressed, ashamed or angry with themselves. These emotions can create problems in other areas of life, impacting energy levels, relationships, and productivity at work.
How can I stop the cravings?
Counselling can be an important tool for addressing this disorder, as well as other food issues, including binge eating, overeating, and comfort eating, any of which may be present with night eating disorder.
The trained practitioners at Bayside Psychotherapy have experience in addiction counselling, mindfulness therapy, NLP, hypnosis, and other therapies that may help you curb your nocturnal eating — regardless of the causes. You can make an appointment at Highett clinic in Melbourne, or for a secure online counselling session.
Bayside Psychotherapy also offers a downloadable hypnotherapy recording for night eating syndrome. Self-hypnosis can sometimes be helpful on its own (depending on the severity of your situation), but our counsellors also recommend it as an effective reinforcement for other forms of therapy.
Therapy may be what you need to learn to see food as it should be seen — as a source of sustenance instead of a comfort or band-aid for anxiety and stress. Yes, food can temporarily change your mood, but it can also be very harmful when eaten in excess. If you are having trouble stopping night eating or bingeing on your own, professional.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment and stop letting food control your evenings!
Whichever way you decide to get the help you need, be proud of yourself for taking this first step to stopping your night eating and creating a healthier relationship with food.
How long will treatment take?
Treatment for any eating issues will vary depending on the individual. Some clients see progress after just a few sessions of neuro linguistic programming, for example. NLP aims to change habits and thought patterns consciously, and can be used to eliminate addiction and related behaviours. Others require more in-depth treatment. The client’s openness and willingness to participate in their therapy will also have a major impact on the duration and success of the treatment.
How does Bayside Psychotherapy approach treatment?
At Bayside Psychotherapy, our therapists’ diverse training and backgrounds allow us to customise your treatment to your individual needs. With various methods to draw from, your therapist can continuously adjust your program to optimise results. Whether we use NLP, mindfulness therapy, or a combination of several treatments, all your sessions will be conducted in a safe, caring and confidential environment.
Why put off seeking the help you need?
Don’t let one more night go by with needless eating that’s harmful to your body and your state of mind. Call our clinic during business hours on (03) 9557 9113 for more information, or use our online contact form. If you’re ready to get started, you can make a confidential appointment online now. We also recommend that you download our Stop Night time Eating self hypnosis recording to complement your sessions.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we will rely upon your commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
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