Addictions

If you are struggling with any addiction, e.g.  smoking, over eating, cheating on your spouse (see ‘Relationships”), shopping too much unnecessary stuff, etc., hypnotherapy can provide the extra motivation to keep you moving in the direction of your goals, and enable you to escape the many traps that get in the way of reaching your goals.  Hypnosis is the perfect tool for re-educating your unconscious mind (the part that creates cravings and impulses) to give you back choice in what you do, eat etc. Permanent weight loss occurs with a change in lifestyle, not through unnatural diets that are impossible to maintain. The same with regard to any other addictions. Hypnosis can help you make those changes, quickly and more easily than you ever imagined possible.

Here we discuss a view addictions, but there are many more to be addressed in this practice.

“Obstacle” (Symptom / Event / Behaviour / Emotions) Description & How Hypnotherapy can help you
Smoking The problem with smoking is not the nnicotine addiction, because the chemicals in cigarettes will be out of your system within 4 to 5 days. What must be addressed is the BELIEF that you NEED to smoke. Every time, from the moment you stub out your cigarette, you always focus constantly on your “need” for your next ‘fix’.  It is hardly surprising you find it difficult to stop smoking! Hypnosis will help you to break the addiction by presenting you with an alternative future in which you don’t smoke.  It will re-programme your subconscious mind so as to free you from the psychological addiction to smoking.  There are no adverse side-effects with the use of hypnosis. You won’t become short-tempered or start eating as a substitute for smoking.  Hypnosis ensures that you don’t exchange one bad habit for another.
Obesity

(Weight Loss Motivation)

Most cases of obesity are caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy from your diet but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, the surplus energy is turned into fat. You want to and know that you have to lose weight, but it is very difficult. Hypnotherapy can provide the extra motivation to keep you moving in the direction of your goals, and enable you to escape the many food traps that get in the way of weight loss.  Hypnosis is the perfect tool for re-educating your unconscious mind – the part that creates cravings and impulses – to give you back choice in what you eat.  Permanent weight loss occurs with a change in lifestyle, not through unnatural diets that are impossible to maintain.  Hypnosis can help you make those changes, quickly and more easily than you ever imagined possible. Weather you eat too much because you’re an emotional eater a binge eater, eating for comfort, eating out of boredom, or whatever you’re eating habits may be, hypnosis will assist you in motivation to live the lifestyle you need, to stop snacking, to banish fast food, to stop eating TV junk food, to be able to say “no thank you” to e.g. chocolates and chips. Hypnosis will help you relax without piling on the pounds. You’ll start to spot those old comfort eating triggers and choose to relax naturally instead.
Shopping Addiction Compulsive shoppers are shopaholics that buy more than they need and spend more money than they can afford, in an effort to make themselves feel better.  Shopping addiction causes more pain than pleasure; it takes away more than it gives back.  You experience the following:

  • Shopping to improve your mood, but it doesn’t improve ;
  • Getting a good feeling when purchasing, but feeling bad after;
  • Possessing many items that have never been used or worn;
  • Suffering with a large and increasing debt, but still shopping;
  • Feeling depressed after a big shopping trip.
  • Don’t have enough space in your cupboard for everything.
  • Try to “fill” a hole in your sole, but it doesn’t happen. You still experience emptiness.

Shopping tends to meet a need that is missing elsewhere in the shopaholic’s life.  Hypnosis will help you meet your needs in a more healthy way, escape the clutches of compulsive shopping, and relieve your need for compulsive shopping quickly and easily.

Impulse Buying To buy things on impulse can become a habit. It can bring a lot of trouble in its wake.  We don’t really understand our impulses.  We feel an agitation, an urgency, an irritation, a dissatisfaction, and we cast about for something to soothe it.  ‘Just say no!’ is the commonest advice you will get – but it doesn’t address the psychological factors underpinning the behaviour, and you may find your will-power isn’t up to it.  But when you work on the unconscious pattern your own mind, in hypnosis, it becomes much easier to bring about the change you want. Hypnotherapy helps you take  control from the buying habit.  You allow the suggestions of a professional person to take you into a deeply transformative state which just punctures the power of that impulse.  The inner clarity you attain will allow you to see your life from a new perspective, and to begin to see what your own goals and resources really are.  You’ll still be able to buy whatever you choose – but you will notice that it’s now really you who chooses, and knows what you’re choosing.

 

 

 

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