My daughter is an overweight teenager. She refuses to go to school because of the way she feels about herself. She doesn't seem to think a lot of herself and is constantly depressed. What can I do to help her?
Teenagers today face more pressures and expectations than ever before. It is very hard trying to grow up with the added stress of peer pressure and wanting to fit in. Teen girls
are especially self-conscious about their appearance, and weight issues can contribute to low self-esteem , angry feelings and a sense of hopelessness.
Your daughter may be using food to soothe her stress, anxiety and fears. This of course causes a continuous cycle of weight gain, depression, overeating, and so on. Listen to your daughter's feelings about herself. She may be overeating because she is anxious, depressed or angry with herself or others. Those feelings have to be changed from within with the use of Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She will feel better about herself and gain confidence and self-esteem. Hypnosis and EFT together would help her stop the compulsive eating and alleviate the reasons that lead to “emotional eating” and the unhappy feelings that come with it.
Eugenia Andrews, Ph.D.
Life/Business Coach, Hypnotherapist