How can Hypnotherapy help you with your addictions?
23rd June, 20130 Comments
Those who struggle for many years with various addictions know only too well how they can affect your life.
However - are you aware a HUGE part of addiction is down to learned behaviour?
What do I mean by this? This bizarre phenomenon around addiction is due to so many of us in the western world having learned to use substances to medicate ourselves and change our feelings. Excess cigarettes, food, alcohol, even excessive shopping...there are so many habits that we can employ to change the way we feel.
This may often be because we are bored, or a desire to "punish" oneself for not being more successful, richer, smarter, or we may feel lonely, angry, fed up, irritated, tired, resentful...NONE of which have anything to do with genuinely needing MORE food, MORE alcohol, MORE clothes etc.
Through Advanced Hypnotherapy and NLP you can change your relationship with your addictive habits by retraining your unconscious mind - that part of the mind that holds all our limiting beliefs, associations, cravings and habitual patterns of behaviour. By treating the underlying cause of your addiction and rebuilding your emotional strength, you can unchain yourself from the shackles of addiction.
It begins with learning how to genuinely feel worthy of breaking free of these unwanted habits and learning how to love yourself, respect yourself and start valuing yourself so that you can face the way you feel and not allow unwanted feelings to destabilise you; understanding that they pass through and that, by facing them, you will become so much stronger and feel so much more in control of your life.
Adding the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy to a Hypnotherapy session will help you to deal with the underlying cause of your addiction, change the way your mind associates your old unwanted dependency and help you to boost your self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem.
Low self-esteem and lack of confidence can greatly affect the set of judgments we make about ourselves, our value, our worthiness and our competence. So, being in active addiction and having low confidence and low self-esteem can have huge implications in our life both personally and professionally.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes? Go on, give it a go, after all - isn't it your time to shine?
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Liz Sharpe BSc (Hons), Dip Hyp, Adv MIBWRT, Dip CounsNovember 24th, 2016