Hypnosis for eating disorders

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Hypnosetherapeut Zürich Jan Mion

Hypnosis therapy against eating disorders

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Treat the eating disorder at the root with hypnosis therapy of unconscious processes.

Hypnosis against problematic eating behaviours

julius jay viente
julius jay viente
8 Februar 2024
When I read that Jan Mion only works online I was not sure what to expect but I can let you know: It works really well. Online Hypnosis has helped me overcome my fear of flying and now I have flown twice while being almost completely calm.
Ursula Wiesli
Ursula Wiesli
8 November 2023
Meinen Höhenschwindel mit Hypnose zu behandeln, fand ich eine gute Idee, als ich von dieser Methode hörte. So habe ich im Internet nach Hypnosetherapeuten:innen gesucht und Jan Mion gefunden. Seine Seite sprach mich an und so buchte ich einen Termin. Er bot «nur» Onlinetermine an und ich dachte für ein erstes Kennenlernen ist das ganz praktisch. Die Hypnose funktionierte mit Audio und Video sehr gut. In der ersten Sitzung wurde mir klar, dass es hier nicht nur um Höhenschwindel ging, sondern um viel grundlegendere Themen. Nach drei Sitzungen war meine Höhenangst schon bedeutend besser. Ich kann diese Therapieform zu unterschiedlichen Anliegen und Jan Mion allen wärmstens empfehlen.
Diana Rojas
Diana Rojas
12 Dezember 2022
I contacted Jan because I had some issues initially with pain. Together we discovered that this pain was somehow linked to hidden fear, anxiety and some anger. We worked effectively for few sessions with amazing results that I was never able to achieve before. I went to other therapies in the past that waisted my money and time, and resiliency. However, the sessions with Jan were really effective. From the first session Jan works with the purpose of healing people. Once again, thank you Jan for all your help.
Kodmos Kosmos
Kodmos Kosmos
10 April 2022
Online Hypnosetherapie bei Jan Mion. Die Online Sitzungen haben mir die Zeit gegeben, diese überhaupt wahrzunehmen. Ich konnte mich in meiner Umgebung auf die Hypnose vorbereiten, ohne weiteren Stress oder Aufwand. Er war immer sehr einfühlend und hat mir bei meiner Höhenangst sehr geholfen. Ein herzliches Dankeschön nochmals für die Professionellen Sitzungen. Danke
Jessica Wonneberger
Jessica Wonneberger
4 April 2022
Ich hatte vor 2 Wochen eine Stunde Online Hypnose mit Jan, und seitdem bin ich mein grosses Laster (Süssigkeiten) los. Früher habe ich einfach zugegriffen ohne zu überlegen. Nach der Hypnose hatte ich zwar manchmal noch den Mechanismus des Zugreifens, aber bevor ich die Süssigkeiten dann verschlungen habe, wurde ich gedanklich daran erinnert, dass ich das ja eigentlich nicht mehr will. Mittlerweile greife ich nicht mal mehr zu, wenn ich etwas zum Naschen sehe. Herrlich! Herzlichen Dank dafür! Ich fand die Online-Session mit den Kopfhörern super, da hatte man das Gefühl, dass Jan's Stimme direkt dem Kopf entspringt.
ehrenoli oli
ehrenoli oli
11 November 2021
Ich habe den Kurs Hypnose von Grund auf 1-3 bei Jan Mion und Michael Schmidt besucht. Der Kurs lehrt sowohl die Kunst als auch das Handwerk der Hypnose in Theorie wie auch in der Praxis. Nach kurzer Zeit ist man fähig, eine wirkungsvolle Trance anzuwenden. Ich kann die Ausbildung wie auch Jan und Michael als Hypnosetherapeuten sehr empfehlen.
Julius S
Julius S
19 Oktober 2021
Ich hatte heute meine 5. Hypnose Session bei Jan. Anfangs war Ich skeptisch und wusste nicht so Recht was Ich von Hypnose halten soll & dann auch noch im Rahmen persönlicher Problembewältigung und Suchtkrankheiten. Mittlerweile bin Ich vollauf begeistert! Wenn Ich mehr Sterne vergeben könnte, würde Ich dies sofort tun. Natürlich ist es wichtig, dass man bereit ist sich auf die Hypnose einzulassen - doch bei Jan in der Praxis Zürich Enge findet man die perfekten Begebenheiten. Außerdem ist Jan ein unheimlich aufmerksamer; liebevoller; charmanter und vor allem professioneller Therapeut. Er hat es mir unheimlich leicht gemacht mich auf die Hypnose einzulassen und mich meinen Problemen zu stellen und daran zu arbeiten. Ich würde gerne mehr ins Detail gehen, jedoch habe Ich das Gefühl, dass die Hypnose / Behandlung für jeden Patienten unterschiedlich ist und sich nicht pauschalisieren lässt, eines jedoch zu 100% sicher: Bei Jan Mion seid ihr bestens aufgehoben. Ich werde auf jeden Fall mindestens ein 6. Mal wiederkommen, auch wenn Ich aus Frankfurt anreisen muss - es ist jeden einzelnen Kilometer wert!
Brigitte Lamprecht
Brigitte Lamprecht
17 Oktober 2021
Ich habe das Hypno 1-3 bei Jan Mion und Michael Schmidt besucht. Beide Therapeuten haben die Inhalte kompetent vermittelt, konnten diverse Beispiele aus ihrer Praxis erzählen und es war immer wieder wahnsinnig lustig während der gesamten Ausbildung. Wir haben umfangreiche Skripts mit vielen Anregungen, Beschreibungen und Übungen erhalten. Diverse Übungen wurden von Jan oder Miachel an uns Kursteilnehmer*innen vorgezeigt und wir alle waren begeistert von der raschen Wirkung. Ich habe es als sehr professionell erlebt kann beide Hypnosetherapeuten und ihre Ausbildung sehr empfehlen!

Eating disorders from the perspective of hypnosis

For a long time, food was one of the most important components of human life. In the past, a large part of the day had to be spent on the procurement of food. For this reason it is not surprising that food is also related to identity.

There is even the saying "You are what you eat". Maybe that's why eating disorders are often hard to get rid of. In any case, in the hypnotic view of eating disorders, identity and self-esteem play an important role. If the associated feelings are negative, they are often balanced by the unconscious with food.

The inappropriate eating behavior is thus often the attempt of the unconscious to create balance in emotional one-sidedness. Especially clients who are convinced that their food consumption has only something to do with e.g. stimulus of sweets are often surprised how deep it can go.

This means that various negative feelings can be directed towards food or control over food. Not infrequently, these also originate in a negative self-image or body image.

Only in the rarest of cases does this concern the food itself. That is why hypnosis therapy is used more deeply for eating disorders.

Finding the right limits

One's own identity is not only felt internally, but is also carried to the outside world.

This means that appropriate boundaries must also be drawn for the definition of one's own identity.

If your own limits are drawn too tight or too loose, this can lead to problems. Because if you control yourself too tightly or too little, this can often have an influence on your eating behaviour.

With bulimia or binge eating, for example, in certain cases it is the case that those affected control themselves firmly until the unconscious takes over completely and simply stuffs in the food.

In many cases, this is due to the fact that one has to take oneself back and should not draw boundaries for "the others". With anorexia, in many cases the food is also used to gain control. So, so to speak, too narrow limits are drawn when the influence is missing elsewhere.

If you draw the line too narrow, it can also lead to the feeling that you are missing something. This lack or inner "hole" is then often filled with food. This may be useful in the first moment, but if this becomes the only way of dealing with oneself, it can develop into an eating disorder.

This self-control can, of course, also be an attempt to control how others react to you. Often the "I don't want to get fat" is actually the desire not to be rejected. This aspect of eating disorders also often has to do with one's own limits. Being able to stop doing things that are not good for you is an important skill. Thus, certain treatments of an eating addiction also have a similarity to treatment of addiction with hypnosis.

Hypnosis therapy against eating disorders

As different as eating disorders can be, the causes often lie in the unconscious. This means that the conscious mind has little influence on these issues. This also means that the pure understanding of the problem often does not help much.

That is why hypnotherapy focuses on changes at the level of the unconscious. On this level of feelings the first step is often to develop a positive, strengthened feeling for oneself. The methods of hypnosis can address these unconscious parts, which ultimately regulate the eating behaviour.

In order to draw a line under self-damaging behaviour, you should also know what you need. In this way, the energy that is used to control yourself can be used to achieve something positive.

Positive body awareness

A positive, supportive basic feeling can ensure that what was previously supplied from the outside, now comes from the inside. Experiencing oneself as complete and complete can help to develop a healthy body feeling.

This often makes room for mental self-healing. The negative thoughts about oneself can thus be discarded many times.

The contact with the unconscious is also helpful to be connected with your feelings. Learning to accept these helps to avoid having to shove them down with food. They fill up, so to speak, the emptiness that was previously filled with food.

Types of eating disorders that hypnosis can help with

In principle, hypnotherapy can be a very good help for eating disorders in order to make decisive changes on a subconscious level. Where other treatment methods may not have achieved the desired results, it is often still possible to initiate changes with hypnotherapy.

Anorexia Nervosa

Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. The unconscious mind is invited to transform the distorted body image and negative thought patterns associated with extreme thinness into a healthy form.

Therapists can work with sufferers to cultivate a healthier self-perception and thus promote a more balanced diet. It also aims to promote self-care and a realistic view of body image.

Binge Eating:

In the context of binge eating, hypnotherapy can help to address the underlying emotional triggers and habitual patterns that lead to compulsive overeating. Through hypnotic suggestion, hypnosis aims to break the cycle of compulsive eating and develop healthier coping mechanisms for stress and emotions. By encouraging a mindful and present approach to eating, hypnotherapy can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of binge eating.

Selective eating disorder (ARFID):

For individuals struggling with selective eating disorder (ARFID), hypnotherapy can help reframe aversions and fears associated with certain foods. By exploring the unconscious origins of these aversions, therapists can guide sufferers towards a more open attitude towards trying new foods.

Positive suggestions and images can help to alleviate the discomfort associated with certain textures or smells, allowing a gradual expansion of the individual's food repertoire.

Compulsive Overeating

Hypnotherapy can be a supportive tool in the treatment of binge eating or compulsive overeating. By exploring the emotional roots of eating behavior, therapists can help sufferers gain a deeper understanding of their relationship with food. Hypnosis can lead to healthier thought patterns, promote mindful eating behaviors and help sufferers develop strategies to manage cravings and make more conscious food choices, contributing to more balanced and sustainable eating behaviors.

Bulimia nervosa

Hypnotherapy can be a valuable part of the comprehensive treatment of bulimia nervosa. By exploring the subconscious mind, hypnosis helps sufferers overcome the complicated emotional challenges associated with binge and purge. It focuses on developing healthier coping mechanisms, reducing the frequency of binge eating and promoting a positive relationship with food and body image.


Due to the effect in the unconscious, hypnosis can achieve great success in eating disorders. Even with those people who have already tried many other things. A healthy approach to food often reflects a healthy approach to oneself. That is why hypnosis therapy can bring food into a sensible balance. Who realizes that it is usually not only about food, but about emotions also comes away from the clumsy attempt to lose weight with hypnosis.

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