Alcohol addiction and how to combat it with hypnosis

Although only one person out of ten who tries alcohol becomes addicted, the numbers are in the millions because alcohol is part of societies around the world. To stop drinking alcohol is a long, difficult experience for many who are trying to quit their addiction.


Unlike marijuana, cocaine and other stimulants, alcohol is a depressant which in some ways makes it more difficult for addicts to quit. However, the good news is that hypnosis is a proven method to help rid your cravings for alcohol.

How hypnosis helps you stop drinking alcohol:

Hypnosis reaches into your mind and puts in suggestions that help you break the addiction at the source. While the body does carry a physical addiction that demonstrates itself through cravings, hypnosis can help reduce the sensations so that it becomes easier to resist alcohol.

Plus, hypnosis can help you avoid situations where you may become tempted to drink. For most alcoholics, there are certain triggers that set into motion the conditions that start drinking alcohol. An example would be stress on the job which is a common trigger for alcoholics to start drinking. Hypnosis will short-circuit the triggers so that they do not go into effect.

The treatments will plant suggestions in your mind that will arise when you are tempted to drink alcohol. It may be a calming effect or perhaps a sickening feeling that you get after drinking. The suggestion that is implanted, works to break the old habits you have developed in becoming an alcoholic so you can take control of your feelings.

Why choose hypnosis?

There are good reasons why hypnosis is an excellent method to stop drinking alcohol. This is especially true if you have tried other methods that have not worked. Hypnosis can work whether you have undergone different therapies or have never tried to quit before. All you need is the desire and perseverance to stick with your goal of not drinking alcohol and hypnosis can help.

Hypnosis goes directly into the mind so that the trigger mechanisms are changed and you no longer feel the need to start drinking. This is arguably the best reason to use hypnosis as part of your therapy to stop drinking.

No drugs: There are no medications or drugs used for hypnosis treatment. This is an important advantage because it means that you can use hypnotic methods when and where you want without any fear of unwanted reactions to other drugs or medications that you are taking.

Self-hypnosis: Another important benefit is that during the therapy sessions, you will learn some hypnosis techniques that can be applied whenever you feel the urge or craving to drink. You can take control of your feelings and stop the process before it can get started.

If you want to stop drinking alcohol, hypnosis is a simple, effective method that has worked for many thousands of people. Thanks to its proven performance over the years, it can work for you as well.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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