Five ways hypnotherapy can help you beat an addiction
Addictions are the epidemic of our time. With our emphasis on instant gratification, consumerism and self-indulgence it seems everyone is addicted. Taking on the challenge of breaking an addiction is tough business, but it is possible! In just five steps find out how hypnotherapy can help you to break the cycle of addiction.
For most people an addiction is something used to satisfy an emotional craving, or something you use to numb yourself. Quite often people use addictions to control the outside world to make them feel safer, valuable, or more worthy.
We become addicted when we relinquish our will to something in the outside world. If you are currently experiencing this you’ll know what it’s like to have something so powerful in the external world that it literally calls you out of your body to satisfy your addiction.
So, how do you know you’re an addict? You know you’re an addict when you can’t pass a betting shop without going in, you can’t be in the same room as a bottle of wine and not take a drink, or when you can’t walk past a shop and not pull out your credit card. It’s a compulsive behaviour that you are unable to stop. But underneath all additions is a deep-rooted feeling of pain and powerlessness.
If you would like to end the cycle of addiction in your life, here are five ways hypnotherapy can help you.
1. Hypnotherapy can help you to identify what the root cause of the addiction is
For a very long time we have defined addiction in terms of alcohol, drugs, and sex but we are at a point where we need to expand our definition of addiction to now include things like posting selfies on Instagram. This may have been laughable a year ago, but one of the biggest addictions we face in the 21st century is the addiction we have to ourselves. When we take a deeper look at this new trend, there is an extremely addictive quality to posting pictures on social media which is often fuelled by low-self esteem and low-self worth. Hypnotherapy is helpful in this process because it puts you into a heightened state of awareness which will expand your understanding of your addiction and help you to identify where it stems from.
2. Become congruent
If your heart and mind are disconnected you will be an addict. In the absence of this connection an addiction becomes the only thing your mind and heart can agree on. As a result of your addiction your head and heart are constantly making two different decisions, which stop you from functioning as a congruent person. In the healing process of breaking an addiction hypnotherapy will help you to see the incongruences between how your heart speaks to you and how your mind talks to you. By talking with a hypnotherapist you can explore how you can start making new choices that will help you become a congruent person in which your heart and mind are in unison.
3. Build your willpower
In breaking an addiction you will need a great deal of willpower. Receiving more authoritarian style suggestions will make you feel more empowered in breaking your addiction. This is vitally important because addictions make us hate ourselves by making us feel that we have no willpower. In the process of receiving hypnotherapy you will discover your power in making choices that empowers and builds your willpower.
4. Discover the power of your inner world
Hypnotherapy is a catalyst to bring you more deeply into your interior world. In breaking your addiction you will explore the profound power that you have in the world behind your eyes. When you become an addict you are not strong enough to follow what your intuition is telling you because the outside world has more authority over you. By tapping in your inner resources you will start to feel an inner strength in facing the external things that seduce you into an addiction.
5. Embrace change
Addictions are an external controlling force that helps you to exert control over your life. Most importantly addictions slow down your process of growth so your life does not have to change. Receiving hypnotherapy can help you to withdraw yourself from negative patterns that keep you in a state of limbo. When you break an addiction your life will change, but it will change for the better.
Using hypnotherapy to break an addiction is not a magic cure, but it can create a crack in the wall, and when you create a crack in the wall it is only a matter of time until the whole thing comes down.
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