Food aversion.

Food nourishes the body and to eat is the most natural thing in the world. In fact, if we don’t eat, we can’t survive. The best part is that there are a multitude of wonderful foods out there to be enjoyed. And food is most enjoyable when eaten in the company of friends and family.

If you are one of the many people who suffer from food aversion, you may find that certain foods, in some cases most foods, actually make you feel nauseous or gag.  You may even experience anxiety at the thought of trying something new or eating around others, creating a very different relationship to food than most people have. You may even feel like you are missing out on so many wonderful flavors.

 Hypnotherapy can help you to move past Food aversion to enjoy a full and fulfilling diet of wonderfully nutritious and tasty foods.

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Take the Fear Out of Food

Most ideas and beliefs we have around food develop when we are little including both the good and the bad.

Most of the serious food aversion I have seen working with clients in clinic is actually unresolved, beginning in early childhood.

When we are young, we take our cues from the world around us, including what type of food we may or may not like and take on the tastes of the people we are closest too.

Trauma can also affect our experience of food as we get older. 

Oftentimes, however, the source of the fear to trying new foods is unknown. This may be because the pattern begun when we were too young to remember it.

Regardless of whether or not you know the cause, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome the fear of trying new foods so that you can treat your tastebuds to wonderful new experiences.

Find Your Adventurous Side

As you overcome the fear of trying new foods, it can be exciting to discover your adventurous side and explore a whole new world of flavors and textures.

The world is getting smaller and our immersion into foods from all over the globe is amazing. There are literally tens of thousands of types of foods to try and hypnotherapy can help you to enjoy trying as many of them as you might actually want to (let’s face it, no one thinks you should be eating snails…unless you want to).

Hypnotherapy can help you to reduce the symptoms on a deeper inner level, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms, helping you to move forward with the creation that is your life.

Calm the Gag Reflex

When we are worried that we won’t like a food, our body prepares to not like the food. 

As that food then touches the back of the throat, the body wants to reject it, so the gag reflex is initiated.

The gag reflex can be embarrassing and people who experience this often worry about offending people in their company, leading more anxiety and even more gagging in a terrible stressful cycle.

Hypnotherapy can help you to break that cycle, calm the gag reflex and enjoy trying new foods, even if you end up not liking it.

Make Food a Normal Part of Your Day

Food really is the most normal part of any day. 

We need food to grow, to function and to be healthy.

It is actually completely normal to not like certain foods or to think that a certain food is actually disgusting.

At the same time, it is completely normal to avoid foods that look unappetizing to us.

Food aversion can make us so sensitive to trying new foods that we lose sight of, or may never have known to begin with, what is actually normal when it comes to food.

Hypnotherapy can help you to relax into a more normal and easier relationship with food.

Eat the Rainbow

When food is no longer a concern, you can step into the adventurous world of eating the rainbow.

Reds, purples, yellows and greens.

No food will be off limits to you and your food world will be, well…your oyster. 

Food Aversion Hypnotherapy Melbourne

Get Your Life Back

Do you feel overwhelmed by life’s experiences and unable to cope because your feelings of nervousness are debilitating?

Perhaps your quality of life is compromised because you avoid situations because you worry about things that might happen? We offer hypnotherapy in Melbourne to persons in a constant state of tension or who consider themselves trapped in their feelings of deep psychological discomfort.

This form of therapy guides the individual into a deep state of relaxation where the mind is receptive to positive suggestions.

Benefits of hypnotherapy

Find Freedom

Hypnotherapy can help you find freedom from anxiety symptoms so that ou can breathe easy again and really begin living.

Feel Happy and Confident

You can leave anxiety behind and discover happiness and confidence as you tackle each day with clear calm clarity.

Move Forward in Life

There’s no need to keep looking back, you can keep moving and looking forward to the fullfilling life that awaits.

Rapid Results

In just four to six sessions, clients will usually notice a better sense of well-being and positive changes in their behavior.

What Sets R.G. Hypnotherapy Apart Regarding Food Aversion Treatment Melbourne

Our hypnosis therapy focuses on addressing your mental health at a subconscious level. There we challenge the source of habits that hinder your progress and replace it with more empowering thoughts. The concept behind this is neuroplasticity, where you’re able to rewire your brain to adapt to circumstances to improve your life experience.

  • Highly qualified and experienced. Our therapist has an advanced diploma in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming from the Australian College of Hypnotherapy. She treats the cause of mental disorders for lasting change and not merely addressing the symptom.
  • Cost-effective. We cater to individuals of different budgets. After all, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your psychological well-being because you’re unable to afford it. We offer a free initial consultation, one or one and a half hour sessions, or you have the option of four, six or ten session packages.
  • Professional. We understand the challenges that come with finally deciding to take control of your mental health and the amount of effort required to reach out for help. We offer a non-judgmental environment where we treat client information with confidentiality so that individuals can open up without reservations and get to work on their peace of mind.

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Consider Hypnotherapy

While hypnotherapy isn’t a magic wand or a cure all, studies have shown that not only is it effective treating all manner of issues it does so in many cases much, much faster than traditional talk therapies. Not only that, studies have also shown that when used in as part of your health care team, outcome in all areas of your life can be improved. As an added bonus as if you needed more, hypnotherapy is almost entirely relaxing and enjoyable to participate in.


Long past the traumatic event, associated emotional and physical distress can be activated even by non-threatening triggers. Hypnosis may help to identify these stimuli for resolution.


Hypnotherapy creates a trance state, a condition of intense physical and mental relaxation. While this relaxation alone may offer some relief from trauma symptoms, it also facilitates and enhances relevant additional therapies.


The relaxed, trance state allows reliving the distressing trauma in a safe environment and under the trained therapist’s supervision. More appropriate reactions to identified triggers are then introduced, gradually reducing the stress response’s severity. Your therapist may also provide ongoing ‘homework’, including breathing exercises, meditation and self-hypnosis techniques.

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