Addictions are an obsessive and uncontrollable behaviour which are attached to an activity, behaviour or substance. This can range from substance misuse to behaviours such as internet addiction or pulling out your hair or eyelashes. Other addictions can include, alcohol, chocolate, gambling, drug abuse and many more.
An estimated 2 million people in the UK have problems with addiction and it is recognised as a medical condition.
Addition can be described as a compulsive engagement in rewarding behaviour despite having negative consequences.
Many types of addictions are not only physical, but mental as well and hypnotherapy enables the power of the mind to help you break the habit.
Addictions become problems when a person feels unable to cope without the thing they are addicted to or when it stops them living a normal life.
Addictions can stop people living normal lives and can cause problems in relationships, work, studies and general living. Addictions are deep rooted and cravings can seem as strong as those for food or water and despite knowing that the addictive behaviour is causing problems, many people find it extremely difficult to stop on their own.
Hypnotherapy aims to get to the root of the addiction by using a heightened state of awareness during which the client is more open to suggestion, attempting to help the patient gain control over their addiction and also supporting the client to change their behaviour patterns.
If someone wants to stop their addiction, then hypnotherapy will break the barriers between the conscious and subconscious mind so the suggestions will taken root in the subconscious and hypnotherapy is most effective when a person really does want and is ready to put their addictions behind them.
Hypnotherapy can help you get back some control over your habits and addictions, helping you to live your life without being ruled by these behaviours.