Hypnotherapy for Addictions
You have opened my heart and shattered previous patterns
in order for the light to enter in!
When most people think of addiction, they think of substance addiction—drugs and alcohol usually springing first to mind. And, indeed, these are addictions that we treat regularly in our hypno-psychotherapy practice here in the UK.
Alcohol, cocaine, prescription pain killers and foods such as chocolate are examples of substances that many people become addicted to. But addiction can also come in other, different guises that don't really involve substances at all.
Examples of this include gambling, sex, the Internet, shopping, work, and gaming. All these have the power to disrupt, cause havoc, and eventually ruin a person's life. But regardless of the particular substance, activity or behaviour involved, all addictions share one similarity: The addict has lost the ability to choose—choice has given way to dependence.
Addiction is a serious disease;
it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death."
Addiction and Feelings
The fact is that people become addicted because the addiction serves a purpose. The addict uses substances or engages in addictive behaviours for a whole host of different reasons. Addiction might begin as a bit of an adventure, or because the person feels like a little recreation, a reward for getting through the day or the week. Or the addictive substance or behaviour might be used as an escape from a difficult reality; in order to cope with uncomfortable emotions and feelings such as anger, guilt, loneliness, boredom etc; to relieve pain; or in order to fit in with a particular group.
No matter its origin, though, addicts use substances and behaviours in order to cope with uncomfortable feelings. Yet sooner or later the addicted person finds themselves overwhelmed by a very difficult feeling indeed—the feeling of shame.
The problem is, of course, that the addictive substance or behaviour offers only temporary relief—a brief distraction, a short respite—and what starts off as a release, an apparent friend, fast becomes a vicious enemy. And now the person finds him or herself locked into the terrible cycle of addiction as it continues on in its awful, inexorable downward spiral.
The Role of Hypnotherapy in Recovery
With our unique CHI-HypnoTherapy™ approach, which uses hypnotic regression, Ego State Therapy, and other psychotherapeutic modalities, can effectively help addicted people to free themselves of their addiction. It can help you put the pieces of the puzzle back together and move on with your life.
But it can only do this when the addicted person is prepared to fully admit that he or she has a problem, is prepared to stop making excuses and accept the responsibility to really do something about it. The simple truth is that in order for you to end your addiction you will need to work at it.
Addiction — Help is Available
But You Have to Really Want It
If you commit to a course of therapy for an addiction with us, you will be asked to attend a 12-Step Programme on a regular basis in conjunction with the hypnotherapy sessions, in order to receive the all important support that such groups provide. (Most of these groups are free of charge.)
There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in....
It might help to look at it this way: If you are addicted, you are involved in a behaviour that has the potential to ruin your life. Left untreated it will simply get worse. Your attitude needs to be: 'I will do whatever is necessary to break free of the awful, devastating chains of my addiction'.
If you have this attitude, then we will work with you, helping you on your journey of recovery.
You really can take your life back and emerge as a stronger, wiser, much more healthy and balanced individual. There is work to be done, and the sooner you get started, the better.
You CAN Overcome Addiction
Your Future Really is in Your Hands
If you feel that the 'crack' inside you is big enough—if you have truly reached the stage where you've decided to really do something to end your addiction—call us now on 0121 449 0659 and get the help you need.
CHI-HypnoTherapy™, combined with 12-Step work is a means of effectively tackling addiction. If you are ready to play your part in recovering, then you can get the help you need in order to recover from addiction and get your life back on track in Birmingham, the West Midlands and London today.
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Hypnotherapy treatment for addictions