The psychology of food and eating is a complicated topic since we can't just abstain from food when it becomes an unruly part of our lives. Food is often the most accessible thing to reach for when we seek comfort and control, yet it can rewire the pleasure and reward centers of our brains just as detrimentally as any other addiction.
Food compulsions, be them overeating, binging with or without purging, under-eating, chewing and spitting, obsessively healthy eating, etc. must be addressed with sensitivity and power, as they pose a much greater health risk than typically realized.
Yoga Psychotherapy offers an excellent approach to treatment by combining the healing and dietary wisdom of Ayurveda, with yogic and psychotherapeutic tools used to combat addiction. Focus is also given to understanding and resolving the underlying issues that birthed and maintain the maladaptive behaviors.
The shame and secrecy inherent to eating disorders often inhibits one from seeking treatment in a timely manner. Please don't hesitate to contact us today for a short consultation to get started.