Many times overeating is linked to a numbing that results from psychological pain or trauma. Eating becomes a way of dealing with everything without feeling painful memories.
In one case documented in an article, a female patient was asked to visualize her overeating during her third therapy session. A technique known as “empty chair,” a gestalt therapy technique, was used while the client wore a headset producing a bilateral beep-beep sound.
This sound is presumed to assist the brain in processing information. The basis for this alternative technique is that bilateral stimulation adds to the therapy’s effectiveness by evoking neurological… Continue reading
More and more, I see babies being over-stimulated with toys that talk, light up, and are connected to iPods and DVDs.
There are toys that babies can push, which will create a sound from toy and the TV. They are put in front of these external stimuli with a pacifier, yet we wonder why children grow up with ADHD ? We are pairing external stimuli with oral satisfaction, yet we wonder why our culture has a severe epidemic of obsessive overeating?
What happened to allowing a baby to feel his or her body? Their mother’s body? To hearing… Continue reading