Beat addiction. Beat anxiety. Build you!

Addiction, trauma, and anxiety are some of the most common issues and problems faced by people in today's busy, stressful and challenging society. And often, a client who is an addict may also be experiencing anxiety. Or vice versa, a person suffering from trauma or anxiety, may also be developing (or already have) an addiction.


Clinical hypnotherapists are seeing an ever increasing number of clients facing these issues such as addiction, trauma and anxiety. And when you consider what we all have to manage, juggle, and combine in our lives, then actually, initially, it is no wonder people are suffering and are crying out for help.

With our demanding bosses, fast-paced jobs, gruelling hours, spinning plates, frenetic lives, and all this combined with family commitments, financial worries, Brexit uncertainty, a lack of job security, kids, school, relatives, housework, relationships, friends, social media pressures, and with limited free time and time just for us - we can often feel at breaking point, lost and alone, or at worst, suicidal.

Sometimes we make a cry for help. Sometimes we can call a friend, speak to a family member, or see a coach or a therapist. But sadly, more often than not, many people turn to the bottle, cocaine, sex, the credit card, gambling, drugs, food, self-harm, or something else, something worse.


Every person's reason for making a cry for help, or wanting to escape, is different, as we are all different individuals with our own unique makeup and background. Everyone's life story is different. But some common themes emerge in hypnotherapy sessions as to why a client may be experiencing difficulty in their lives, feel anxious or perhaps dealing with an addiction. 

Here are some (not all) of the reasons why someone may try to escape life's stresses and challenges using drugs, alcohol, or something else:

  • a childhood issue
  • a family breakdown
  • a divorce/broken relationship
  • loss of job/finances
  • low self-esteem
  • an accident/injury/loss of health
  • poor health/disease
  • a traumatic experience/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • depression/anxiety
  • loss of a child/sibling/parent/family member
  • work pressure and demands/school and exam stress
  • lack of confidence/motivation
  • relationship issues
  • social media pressure/comparing our lives with others
  • war/terrorism/disaster

There are more reasons not listed here why people may feel anxious, wanting to escape (often through an addiction), or ending their life.

Everyone's life story is different and unique. But help and support are available.

How can hypnotherapy help?

Using clinical hypnotherapy clients can experience a two-part approach where not only is the negative aspect of their life removed, (e.g. addiction or PTSD), but in addition, the void created by the addiction being removed is filled with something new in their life, something positive or exciting for their lives, and something which will enliven, reboot, and energise your life once more.

This two-pronged approach means that after your therapy sessions you do not just leave having beaten your addiction or anxiety, but you also leave having gained something new and positive in your life too. 

You not only leave having beaten your trauma, but you gain a new you!
You not only leave having beaten your addiction, but you gain a new dream!
You not only leave having beaten your anxiety, but you gain a new life!

What is it that you have always wanted to do, be, have, or achieve in your life?

Now you can do it! 

Clinical hypnotherapy and research have proven its success in eliminating and combatting addictions, anxiety, and trauma, alongside beating mental health issues at the same time. A negative issue is removed whilst also improving your mental wellness and well-being. And thus building a lighter, brighter and happier new you.

Please remember that help and support is available for you.

Beat your problems. Build a new you!

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 Rebecca Jones, M.A. (DipPCH) (GHR, GHSC) GQHP (MAC)
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Rebecca Jones(M.A.DipPCH) is a clinical hypnotherapist with a thriving practice in Harley St. London and a clinic on Deansgate in Manchester. Rebecca also travels extensively to clients around the world including Paris, New York, and further afield. She also provides an online hypnotherapy service and her new book will be published later this year.

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