Addictions

Is your addiction is taking over your life, make you feel better, then guilty later, and impacting on relationships? 

What is addiction ?

Addictive disorders are complex and can often result in significant consequences for the individula. The biological processes in the brian that cause addiction involve the 'reward pathways'.

The term addiction does not only refere to a dependence on substances such as alcohol, herion or cocaine. Some addictions involve the inability to stop partaking in activities such as eating, gambling, working, shoping, sex etc, and in these situations the person has a behavioural addiction. However, all addictions work the same way in the brain.

 

These reward pathways provide a 'rush' of feel good chemicals to 'reward' the addictive behaviour or substance abuse. Specific areas of the brian that are responsible for stress and self-control undergo long-term changes during addictions. The longer an addiction lasts the more profound these changes become and this is why individuals with addictive disorders have difficulties in abstaining from the addictive behaviours and/or any substance use.

When you think about addictions, and how the associated behaviour and/or use of a substance creates a 'feel good rush' in the brian, you can start to understand how addictions serve as a function of emotion or mood regulation. 

Addiction eleviates any psychological and emotional distress, for example bordem, low self-esteem, guilt, anger, feeling hurt, unfulfilled or stressed from work. 

Overcome Addiction with Hypnotherapy

Using clinical hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), I will help you to challenge and change the way you you percieve your addiction. These techniques are extremely useful for breaking enternched habits and for developing new resourceful techniques that build up psychological resilience to events/experiences where addiction triggers occur.

Hypnotherpay and NLP can help to:

  • Make use of the hidden resources in the mind such as boosting motivation, self-worth, self-esstem and confidence, which are all highly benefical when battleing addictions.

  • Allow the person come to terms with their addiction and make commitments to lasting positive changes.

  • Helps the client to understand why the addiction developed and what cognitive and emotional process still maintain it.

  • Allows to client to explore their thinking around addiction and demostrates why that type of thinking is irrational and flawed.

  • Enable the client to develop a new model of their reality (map of the world) to replace their old disfuntional one, and develop new linguistic skills (we process information lingusticaly) which will improve their communications and behavior. 

  • Enable the client to identify their own unique skills, which will be strengthened through hypnosis, and integrated with new resourceful skills  

Addictions, if left untreated can be extremley destructive, not only to the individual but also to family members and loved ones.

However, with the right specialist support addiction can be overcome enabling you to live a more positive lifestyle.

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