Professional and registered therapists will help patients to explore their internal conflicts  and enhance their self understanding by using expressive arts such as drawing, music, dancing and body movements…etc. It also provides a way for the patients to relieve their long suppressed stresses and emotions, helping them to establish positive coping strategies .
Professional and registered hypnotherapists will use hypnosis to help patients relax. For some situations, it may help patients to understand how their suppressed past experiences and emotions correlate to their anorexic and bulimic behaviours .
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