If you’re dealing with your problems by abusing drugs, alcohol, food, or indulging in other self-destructive behavior such as gambling, the issue remains the same – addiction. Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool in the battle against your addiction habit.
For lasting transformation, you need to tap into your vast unconscious mind. Your unconscious mind is the storehouse for those unhelpful, limiting, and automatic beliefs getting in your way of change. By tapping into your unconscious mind and changing how you view yourself and your problem, hypnotherapy can help you end that cycle of devastating behavior.
You Can Stop Scratching That Itch
Giving in to your craving is just like scratching an itch. The more you scratch it, the more it itches. Reversely, it will go away as you resist that urge to scratch. The same is true about your compulsions and cravings – they will always fade away into nothingness.
However, it’s nearly impossible to believe it will fade away when you’re in the middle of an unrelenting craving. It seems like it controls you and will continue until you gratify it.
You are a captive to that addiction because you:
- are convinced that the craving will last forever
- are seduced into satisfying that urge or craving
- have convinced yourself that you are weak and the craving is stronger
But the truth is all of those ideas are false. Those ideas are in your comfort zone because your unconscious believes that is what you want. Your unconscious has two jobs – to keep you safe and make you happy.
Even though your addiction habit is hurting you physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially, your unconscious believes it protects you or gives you pleasure. So, it keeps encouraging you to give in to your addiction. Consequently, your unconscious is fueling your addiction, and, with the help of hypnotherapy, your unconscious can start working for your benefit rather than your downfall.
There is Hope
Hypnotherapy is also a potent enhancement to an addiction treatment program or if you’re battling it on your own. Hypnotherapy helps in many ways, including:
- Diminishing symptoms of withdrawal. Hypnotherapy can help manage the strong physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal.
- Mitigating pain. Emotional andphysical pain can be an obstacle to recovery. Hypnotherapy can help remove that obstacle by lessening that pain.
- Altering behavior patterns. Hypnotherapy works on the person’s unconscious to change attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs, which leads to changing the behavior patterns linked to their habit.
- Enhancing their emotional wellbeing. Hypnotherapy supports and contributes to the addict’s general emotional health.
Hypnotherapy is vastly different from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Rather than talking in depth about your problem, your past, how you feel, or your addiction, while you’re in the hypnotic state with hypnotherapy, I use hypnotic suggestion to rewire how you think and view yourself and how you think and view your problem. Additionally, since hypnotherapy is drug-free, there are no side effects to worry about.
Is Hypnotherapy Effective for Addiction?
Hypnosis as entertainment became popular in the United States in the 1980s. As a result, some health professionals lost faith in treating dependence.
However, the application of hypnosis for dependence is regaining credibility, and there have been many studies over the past several decades showing its effectiveness, including:
- A study of 18 patients completed in 2004 showed that participants receiving intensive daily hypnosis sessions had a 77% success rate after a one-year follow-up.
- A study of 4 groups of veterans showed that hypnosis could be a helpful adjunct in helping those with chronic substance misuse with their reported self-esteem, serenity, and anger/impulsivity.
- An unusual case worth mentioning is of a woman with a five-gram per day cocaine dependence who used hypnosis to overcome her reliance (which was costing her $500 a day). Her withdrawal and recovery were extraordinary because hypnosis was the only intervention, and no support network was available.
- A study including 70 volunteers in a methadone maintenance program found that those who received hypnotherapy experienced much less discomfort and illicit drug use but a significantly greater number of withdrawals. At six-month follow-up, 94% of the subjects in the experimental group who had achieved withdrawal remained narcotic-free.
What To Expect
Expect results because hypnotherapy works. The vast majority of my clients experience effects after their first hypnotherapy session. My comprehensive program includes four one-on-one one-hour hypnotherapy sessions personalized to your situation, teaching you self-empowering techniques, self-hypnosis audios to keep and listen to between sessions and afterward, curated videos, etc.
What To Do Next
If you think hypnotherapy might suit you and your situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to schedule a free, 15-30 minute non-judgmental focus session. Please call me at (928) 600-4980, email me at email@example.com, or fill out and send the contact form.