Mona Hansen is a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist who combines the best of psychological treatments and clinical hypnosis. Providing fast. effective and lasting results, Mona is the go to if you need treatment for body dysmorphic disorder.
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also known as body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition that impacts the way people view themselves. BDD can be associated with fixation on any area of the body, including your skin, hair, nose, chin, lips, body shape, breast-size, breast-shape, or genitals. Body dysmorphic disorder can occur at any age, though it is more commonly apparent in teenagers and young adults.
To somebody else, the area someone perceives as their major problem area may only have a slight imperfection, or non at all. For somebody with BDD, they perceive the flaw as significant and prominent enough to cause emotional distress. Treatment for Body dysmorphic disorder is necessary as BDD can seriously impact your day to day life. Some people struggle to go about their daily activities due to their intensive, intrusive thoughts.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms
Do you experience negative thoughts about specific areas of your body? Frequently compare your physical appearance to others? Spend several hours a day bothered about a physical imperfection? Repeatedly check a part of your body in the mirror? Avoid mirrors completely? If ‘yes’, you may be suffering from body dysmorphic disorder.
Body dysmorphic disorder can be different for everybody, though there are certain signs and symptoms that are common. With this condition, it is common to try and hide your situation for fear of being judged and misunderstood as being vain or self-obsessed. Despite this, it is important to seek treatment to stop you spiraling and developing more problems.There are problems associated with those with BDD that can occur if not treated:
Isolation and loneliness
Depression and anxiety
Alcohol, drug or substance abuse
Shame and guilt
A compulsive need for cosmetic surgery
A bespoke life improvement programme can help address the underlying reasons for a fixation on aspects of your appearance. Additionally, it can assist you to enhance your self-esteem and eliminate other life stressors.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment
Mona Hansen combines psychology with hypnotherapy to offer an integrative, personalised approach to all her clients. With extensive experience working as a mental health professional, Mona is well-qualified to help you overcome your condition. You will be helped with various integrative techniques to help overcome your obsessive behavioural patterns in a supportive environment. Your symptoms can be assessed on an individual basis and in complete confidentiality. You will then be offered a tailor-made programme to help you overcome debilitating symptoms and live your life without the constant bugbear of your appearance.
People who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder generally hide their problems from others under fear of being judged, or struggling to come to terms with and accept that their problem requires professional help. It is important to get BDD treated to prevent the disorder worsening, as with any illness the longer you leave it the worse it gets.
Treating your Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Your treatment for body dysmorphic disorder will help to significantly improve the symptoms you are suffering from. The exact treatment you will receive depends on your situation and personal attributes, Mona being extremely talented in tailoring her services to the individual.
Mona has extensive education and experience working at a psychiatric clinic in Norway as well as for the NHS in the UK. Beginning with a degree in Psychology from City University, London, Mona has followed this with several other academic achievements to support her treatment.
From participating in sessions with Mona you will see improvements such as:
Developing a healthy relationship with your own body
Improved mental health
Increased motivation and activity levels