Tanorexia – How hypnosis can help you beat tanning addiction
Has maintaining your tan got out of control?
Are you spending too much time and money in tanning salons, or sunbathing?
Might you be putting your health at risk?
‘Tanorexia’ is the newly coined term for tanning addiction, likening it to the body image disorder anorexics have where the person they see in the mirror is not thin enough and their actions revolve around achieving their ‘perfect’ body.
To the outside observer, a tanorexic is several shades darker or more orange than their natural, healthy colour, but the tanorexic does not see that way.
Any loss of colour is a drift away from their ‘ideal’ body image, and they will do whatever is necessary to maintain their colour and ignore any short or long term health issues .
Why are we so obsessed with having a tan? It didn’t used to be that way.
Historically only outdoor laborers had tans
In historical terms, it is only a short while ago that fashion dictated that pale skins were much to be preferred, as this inferred a higher, wealthier, place in society.
People would go to great lengths to shade their faces from the sun with fancy hats and parasols, and would carefully protect themselves with full coverage garments and by staying out of the sun as much as possible.
Now the dictate is that you should look as golden brown as possible, no matter what season of the year it is as conveys you have leisure time in the sun and are not a slave to the workplace.
In the old ‘pale times’, winter would be your ally. Now it’s the enemy. Not enough sunshine!
Tanning salons and sunbeds seem to offer the perfect solution. A regular short session under the lights and you can be golden all year round. What’s the problem?
The problem with the permanent tan
There are two problems. One is the straightforward fact that excessive sun tanning is very harmful to your skin and puts you at increased risk of developing certain types of skin cancer.
The other is more surprising, and is less an inherent aspect of tanning and more to do with how our human nature leads us to get caught up in compulsive behavior patterns. And this has led to the emergence of ‘tanorexia’ – tanning addiction.
Some people find it hard to stop tanning – even when they really want to.
But there is a powerful way to break the grip of compulsive tanning.
Hypnosis can help you break the grip of tanning addiction
Overcome tanorexia is an audio hypnosis session developed by psychologists with wide experience in helping people beat all kinds of addictive behavior patterns.
As you repeatedly relax and listen to your download, you’ll become aware of a number of changes starting to happen. You’ll notice that you
- experience a sense of deep inner excitement and freedom
- develop a clear and compelling sense of how you will be in future
- feel a resolute determination growing inside
- are able to quickly pull back if the tanning urge gets triggered
- enjoy the knowledge that you are caring for yourself effectively
Download Overcome Tanorexia and give your skin a chance to recover. You can listen on your computer or device or via our free app which you can access when you have completed your purchase.
 – World Health Organisation factsheet on sunbed, tanning and UV exposure indicate there is growing evidence that the ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the lamps used in solariums may damage the skin and increase the risk of developing skin cancer. One in every three cancers diagnosed worldwide is a skin cancer.