Alcohol... Is your drinking getting out of hand?
Many clients are now seeking hypnotherapy in order to help them get their drinking habits under control. Some have concerns about the damage they are potentially doing to their health and/or their waistline, for others, they are often concerned about the strain they may be putting on their jobs and in some cases their relationships. In other cases, people are just fed up of feeling so sluggish in the mornings. Generally, these people are not alcoholics as such, but just feel that they are depending on alcohol too much in one way or another.
Often people say that their relationship with alcohol has built up over a period of time and most want to still be able to drink socially - but within limits.
Many people reach for an alcoholic drink out of habit or as a way to relax at the end of a long day. But if any of the following scenarios are true for you then it may be that alcohol is becoming a problem. Are you;
- Feeling that you can never just have the one drink?
- Spending too much on alcohol?
- Drinking out of boredom or stress?
- Gaining weight from over drinking?
- Worried that alcohol is affecting your relationships, your performance at work or your motivation levels?
- Binge drinking?
- Drinking alcohol on your own?
- Thinking that only a few drinks per week is unrealistic?
- Having an overwhelming need for alcohol at certain times?
- Waking in the middle of the night due to alcohol?
- Using alcohol to get to sleep?
- Determined on a Monday to drink less this week, but it never happens?
- Feeling hung-over and groggy, which means that your weekend is spoilt?
- Having trouble remembering much of the night before?
- Ashamed of your behaviour after a night out?
- Worried you’ve offended people whilst you were drunk?
- Aggressive, angry or sad when you drink?
- Worried about your long-term health due to your drinking habits?
How Can Hypnotherapy Help?
The need to drink more than we should is often an emotional habit. Some may reach for a drink at the end of a hard day at work and then another and so on, until they realize that they’ve had far too much. Others may use alcohol to cope with social situations or to block out feelings that they don’t want to face.
In hypnosis, we will look at and deal with any unresolved issues that could be causing excessive drinking. By communicating directly with the subconscious mind (which is where all our habits, thought patterns and beliefs are stored) we can resolve emotional issues, break down the habitual nature of drinking and help the person to get back in control.
If you identify with any of the above and feel that you might need some help, why not try hypnotherapy? It could totally change your life!
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About Becca Teers
Becca Teers DIP CBH MNCH (reg) CNHC (reg) GHR
Author, therapist, trainer and speaker.
Hello and thanks for reading. I am an author, cognitive behavioural clinical hypnotherapist, certified NLP practitioner and holistic therapist. I am passionate about helping my clients to overcome limiting beliefs and to empower them to make positive change.