Helping Heal Eating Disorders: A Southern California Epidemic


CDC study found that 5.2 percent of teen boys surveyed in Los Angeles admitted they had recently vomited or used laxatives as a weight control measure. 6.2 percent of the boys surveyed said they had recently used diet pills, powders, or liquids without advice from a doctor. As a comparison, 6.1 percent of teen girls in the survey revealed they had engaged in similar practices.

Higher-than-average rates have also been reported in Chicago, Houston, Charlotte, and other major cities. Nationwide studies in the U.S. estimate that the number of males hospitalized for eating disorders rose 53% in the ten years between 1999 and 2009.

While the exact cause of the rise in eating disorders among men and boys is not completely clear, some teenage boys say that a lot of their feelings about these issues are clouded by embarrassment and compounded by their inability to discuss weight the way young women do. “Men are pressured to have as little fat as possible,” a 19-year old male college student told the LA Times. “But you’ve got to pretend like you don’t watch what you eat.”

This is not news to Hypnotherapy practitioner Persian Medium, Fiona. Over the years she has seen a rise in the number of clients who are male with eating disorders. The lack of expressed authenticity in culture especially one that is fueled by vanity can create some real mental health challenges for a community. Eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety and anger management issues are common bi-products. All of which can be managed through hypnotherapy treatment. 

Persian Medium, Fiona, has her own unique approch to this apademic. She will be using her world renownd skills as a healer and years of experince. Last week she opened her new Avid Awakening Center in Corona Del Mar for clients who are silent suffers from this epidemic. She aspires to provide a wide variety of effective healing services to help achieve any goal or dream, regardless of how impossible it is believed to be. An Avid Awakening facilitated experience allows you to the realms of your own personal challenges, activating profound physical, mental and emotional healing power. She uses a custom blend of practices such as: Pranic Healing, Quantum Mechanics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psychotherapy, Homeopathic medicine, Medicinal Aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy. Healing sessions integrate and apply all necessary modalities in facilitating the healing process, which includes emotional, physical, mental, spiritual healing.

As a medi healer, I've studied many healing forms and blend them together to create healing energy that flows best for you based on your particular needs and desires. Each session is designed just for you. Fiona Johansson 

Avid awakening packages are customized but can address a wide variety of needs around weight loss management, insomnia, abundance, cancer counseling, sexual therapy, muscular disorders, and Gastrointestinal Infections. 

As a world-renowned healer Fiona is happy to bring her expertise to the Newport Beach community and help build healthier and happier lives. Appointments and services at the new Avid Awakening Center can be arranged online, or you can email to learn more.