Thursday, September 24, 2009

1Day Beat Bulimia -Interactive Workshop In London

Autunm Equinox is here..and it's almost time to pack away the summer clothes!

For many of you Bulimia sufferers, that must come as a relief!
Perhaps not, if you are already anxious about the festive season that's just around the corner, knowing fully well the presence of food, numerous party invites, and the pressure to look good is immense!

Perhaps it's the indulgent summer holiday you have just been on, creeping weight gain or the feasting that took place, that may be causing alot of stress and anxiety ?

The next Beat Bulimia 1 Day Workshop may be the thing you are looking for, to bring back the normal eating and healthy relationship with your body and emotions ?

Date: 10th October
Time : 9.30am-5.30pm
Venue: SW London; UK
Investment : £90

Booking can be made via or call 0208 653 7177

This therapeutic and interactive small group workshop, will kick start your bulimia treatment and your bulimia recovery in time for Christmas .

Please read previous blog posting for more details.

Do take action to empower your self, rather than beat your self up about your bulimia !

with warm wishes


Thursday, September 10, 2009

In What Way Can Bulimia Harm You?

People suffering from bulimia may suffer even more with long-term effects. Obsession on physical image, weight and self-esteem issues are some of the components that make up bulimia. If not recognized or treated immediately, it could lead to even more dangerous effects like physical and psychological damages or even death. Why do you think most sufferers seek out a counselor instead of a doctor for their bulimia recovery, it is because the emotional trauma is a lot more painful than the physical effects.

Bulimic patients often start by obsessing on their weight that later on urges them to take extreme measures in order to avoid weight-gain. Taking laxatives and diuretics as well as purging after binge eating is rampant in cases of bulimia.

Doing these regularly and purposely may cause some serious harm in the body. The person suffering from bulimia may experience any of the following: ulcers, heart problems, digestive problems, bad breath and sore knuckles.

Psychologically, the bulimic patient may eventually suffer from depression as well as extremely low self-esteem. There’s no saying what other effects the person is susceptible to if he or she does not surrender to a bulimia recovery program.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What Are The Optional Therapies For Bulimics?

Two of the most accepted treatments for bulimia nervosa include pharmacological treatments (the use of powerful drugs to curb the bulimic tendencies) and psychotherapeutic treatments (psychological evaluation, re-education and cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT.) But it is important to remember that different people are affected differently by this medical condition. There are many individual variations in the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa. This is likewise the case in terms of the severity and incidence rate of both binging and purging instances. The problem is further compounded by the fact that this condition takes hold at different ages. In some instances, serious cases of bulimia strike patients at the onset of adolescence, while at other times it occurs in a person's late 20's.

Following the majority rule for mind-related ailments, some bulimia treatment options are successful for a small percentage, while the rest with this condition are still looking for cures. It is accurate to state that a lot of folks suffering from bulimia have tried successive therapies, including combining some treatments in the hope of a faster cure. Both traditional and alternative treatments can be prescribed singly or together - with the strict and full cooperation of the patient to the treatments. Hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and activities for releasing stress are a few of the known remedies that are alternative which show positive, but limited success.

Acupuncture has been used for centuries as an accepted form of practice in alternative therapy. This type of treatment for bulimics has proven effective in relieving the continual urge to binge and purge. In some cases, the person with bulimia nervosa feels less inclined to practice unhealthy eating habits due to the general feeling of well-being after each acupuncture session. However, only a small number of people are naturally predisposed to sought this kind of treatment and the patient’s cooperation (and willingness to believe) in the remedy plays the most crucial role in the healing process.

Hypnotherapy is generally utilized in cases where patients are experiencing some type of depression. It is an accepted theory that people with bulimia nervosa also suffer from anticipated disorders like anxiety disorders and depression. Sometimes hypnotherapy is used as part of a psychotherapy course of treatment. Again, very few people can actually be placed under hypnosis or follow suggested actions to overcome both bulimia and depression.

Elderly patients, as well as mild sufferers of the disorder, may find stress relief through calming activities that reduce the effects of depression, which leads to a reduction in binging and purging. Calming exercise such as yoga, or tai chi, along with meditation and massage therapy, can be useful to a person in connecting with their body in a positive manner. Typically, MNT or dietary therapies will be added once the patient responds to this type of bulimia treatments. This involves re-educating the patient regarding a proper diet for optimal health.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dangers in Bulimia

Many bulimia sufferers do not understand the dangers in bulimia and the consequences of binging and purging. They think it is something they can do which has no detrimental consequences to their body. It is not until after a while they start noticing that they are harming their body. Swollen glands are a major concern because it makes the bulimics face look fat and therefore is having the opposite desired effect. There are many dangers associated with bulimia; watch this video to learn about them or visit here to find a bulimia treatment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bulimia and Swollen Glands

Bulimia sufferers tend to notice that they get swollen glands after a binge and purge episode but don't really understand what it is happening and why they get it. Often they panic and think they are getting fatter when they see a chubby face in the mirror and will purge some more to try and reduce the puffiness. This obviously is not a solution as it only aggravates the situation and can increase the length of time the swollen glands persist. If you are unable to stop binging and purging by yourself then it is worth seeking some form of bulimia treatment.

What Is The Best Treatment for Bulimia?

The best approach in the treatment of bulimia is actually a balanced combination of all the treatments that will match closely a particular patient’s profile and circumstances. In this multidisciplinary approach, the patient’s doctor, psychiatrist, and dietitian are involved. In some cases where complications from the eating disorder have arisen, a surgeon or endocrinologist may have to render their services. Lastly, the help of a dentist can also contribute in the detection and ongoing treatment of bulimia.

This multidisciplinary bulimia treatment plan should have the following goals:
  • Treatment of physical complications
  • Treatment of psychiatric conditions, including changing of the patient’s thoughts, attitudes, and feelings related to and causing bulimia
  • Elimination of binge eating and purging
  • Providing of education on nutrition
  • Motivating the patient to practice healthy eating patterns and attitudes
  • Getting the family to support the treatment as well as also providing the family with counseling, and
  • Preventing the patient from going to relapse
The psychiatric aspect of the treatment includes all or a combination of the following psychological methods:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Nutritional rehabilitation and counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Couple therapy
  • Support groups and guided self-help
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Bright light therapy
During psychiatric treatment, it is important that diet and nutrition is not just discussed but actually implemented. The role of the counselor in this aspect is important as the patient will be required to follow a structured meal plan. This will promote proper nutritional intake and reduces the urges to binge and purge.

The medical aspect of the treatment includes all or a combination of inpatient care, surgical care, and medication.

Inpatient care is given in cases of medical complications and infections, incapacity of the patient to function in daily life, absence of a support structure, failure of outpatient bulimia treatment methods, or risk of suicide. Surgical care is required when patients develop gastric dilatation, which is severe and uncontrollable vomiting that happens right after food consumption. This condition is one major cause of bulimia-related deaths. Surgical treatment is also required if the patient develops esophageal tear.

Medication for the treatment of bulimia is often in the form of antidepressants. These are helpful for patients who have symptoms of depression and anxiety. Medication is used to complement ongoing psychological treatment. Antidepressants that have proven effectiveness in most cases and have fewer negative side effects are SSRIs or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.

Other medications that have been tried in treating mood disorders associated with bulimia are tricyclic antidepressants, topiramate, lithium, valproic acid, ondansetron, baclofen, and methylphenidate. In prescribing medication, doctors must present and discuss the benefits and risks related to antidepressant treatment with the patients and their families. The importance of making this decision can hardly be overemphasized for young patients such as children and adolescents.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Beat Bulimia- 1Day Workshop in London

Hi there!

Hope your bulimia recovery is coming along well and this blog finds you looking forward to the warmer days ..rather than shying away from the summer?

If you are looking for Bulimia treatment in London (UK), but feel anxious about your limited time available on individual therapy..then perhaps one day interactive workshop may be your answer!

The next date for BEAT BULIMIA workshop is :
29th of May 2009
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue : Conway Hall, Holbron, London UK
Your investment: £90

Please see blog below for details...or visit for full details and enrolement.

Stay well and be well!

with warm wishes


Vathani Navasothy
Counsellor/ Workshop Facilitator/ Author & Co-founder of

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Simple Simile for your Bulimia Recovery!

Here is a wonderful poem by an unknown author, which I simply love!

It 's as if though it was written just for you..bulimia sufferer reading this blog post!

I walk down the street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in
I am lost..i am helpless
It isn’t my fault
It takes forever to find a way out

I walk down the same street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I pretend I don’t see it
I fall in again
I can’t believe I’m here in the same place
But it isn’t my fault
It still takes me forever to get out

I walk down the same street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I see it there
I still fall’s a habit
My eyes are open
I know where I am
It is my fault
I get out immediately

I walk down the same street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I walk around it

I walk down another street

The beauty of this poem is in the way, it could easily illustrate the journey of a Bulimic sufferer going through various stages of changes :

From a place of Helpless Victim, to that of Concious Ignorant state, through to becoming Aware of habits and taking ownership, then re-inforcing it with Avoidance of trigger situations by forming New Skills and right through to practicing Choices and preventions mindset that promotes MASTRY of your BULIMIA RECOVERY for life!

Feel free to print this out and read it every day to help you stay on your Right Path!

with warm wishes


Vathani Navasothy (Bulimia Specialist)

If you would like further help with your bulimia recovery or information visit

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bulimia Success, Happiness, Freedom, High Self-Worth?
How much do you do really want it?

Life can be a dream come can also be a bit of a mindfield..or even a nightmare!
Are you fed-up with:
  • Suffering with bulimia long enough, and want your life back?
  • Your secret bulimic addiction rulling your every thought?
  • Your bulimia hurting the people you love the most?
  • The bingeing and purging overwhelming you?
  • Not reaching your full potential?

There is another way!

Imagine yourself using range of powerful, practical and proven strategies that have been used successfully by sufferers to achieve excellent results?

The time to make that chage is NOW!

Top UK Bulimia Specialist, Counsellor and facilitator Vathani Navasothy, will help you to get rid of the blocks that get in the way of you achieving the Bulimia Recovery you've always dreamed of.


  • Getting rid of the toxic bulimic limiting thoughts that hold you back
  • Having the skills to overcome bulimia and achieveing all your goals in life
  • Being more motivated about bulimia recovery, than you ever thought possible
  • Succeeding in being happy with your life and looking forward to your better future
  • Establishing a wonderful relationship with food, self and others
  • Enjoying success in all areas of your life
  • Having the unshakable confidence to love who you are - both inside and out!

What are you prepared to do, to get to the success you deserve?

Invest just ONE day and learn how to live your dreams..Bulimia Free!!

Begin the process of change now or continue to do what your've always done and continue to get what you've always got!

Book your place now on 1 Day Workshop in London (UK): Beat Bulimia - Your Pathways to Bulimia Recovery and begin to re-design your future!

To book online - visit

2009 Dates:

28th February , 29th May , 10th October

London Venue : TBC-London (UK)

Your investment: £90

Vathani has helped hundreds of Bulimia sufferers to create the life they really want - find out how she can help you.

Register on the website to receive your Free Report on "Top 20 Tips on how to heal your teeth and swollen glands naturally" + your one hour FREE Counselling session (phone or in person)

E-mail us at or call us on 0208 653 7177 if you want more information or you wish to book your place on the workshop.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2009

“5 opportunities to feel better!”

In aid of the Eating Disorder Awareness Week 22nd -28th of February 2009, two free teleseminars are being offered by Vathani Navasothy – Self-help author and a Counsellor specialising in Eating Disorder, who offers counselling, international Teleseminars, workshops, and group therapy. Vathani is an established counsellor/ED Expert for the last 17 years and an affiliate member at the National Centre for Eating Disorder and B-eat.

1) Eating Disorders Teleseminar :
It will be held on Monday 23rd at 7pm –8pm, it is intended for sufferers, loved ones, and professionals working with Eating Disorders. The call will offer you information, advice, and guidance on any conditions such as Binge eating, Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. To register go to:

2) Bulimia Recovery :
If you suffer from Bulimia, and looking to start your new life with professional bulimia help, then the 2nd teleseminar held on Tuesday at 7pm-9pm is for you, will look at your Bulimia recovery in detail with tips and strategise to help you move forward without overeating or the need for compensatory behaviours. To register go to: You can post a question you may have and have it answered on the call.

NB: You can listen to these FREE eating disorder support calls via telephone or webcast options


Date: Wednesday 25th February 2009
Time: 9am – 9pm (By appointments only)
Booking: Call 0208 653 7177
Eating Disorder Clinic: Awakening Dawn, 56 Windsor Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 8HE, UK (Zone 4)

4) Beat Bulimia: Pathways to recovery - 1Day Workshop in London

This is a therapeutic and intimate workshop based on proven CBT techniques designed and delivered by Vathani Navasothy, for those wishing to stop Bulimia, and start to re-claim their life back .
Date: 28th February
Fee= £80
Time: 9am-5pm ;
Venue: ULU 6 Malet Street, London. To find out more, please visit website

5) STOP Binge Eating with EFT - I Day Workshop in London

This is an interactive and experiential workshop for a small group of people struggling with overeating, weight issues and Binge Eating disorder. Learn how to apply Emotional Freedom Technique in just one day and enjoy how it changes your body image, weight, and self-esteem for life !
Facilitated by Vathani who is also a qualified (EFT) AAMET practitioner
Date: 21st of February.
Fee: £80
Venue: London

To find out more, please visit website
For more information on events, advice, counselling or workshops call 0208 653 7177 or visit Eating Disorders can be beaten. Don’t suffer in silence !