Alcohol & Drugs - Can hypnosis help?
People who use drugs and alcohol excessively become habituted to avoiding the directness of their own experience. They are commonly seeking a “buffer” or an escape from everyday consciousness, or chasing a euphoria that mimics a sense of freedom from the realities of life.
From within the habit or addiction, many people struggle with the decision to stop, as stopping carries with it a sense of insecurity, emptiness, or just plain boringness. Even from a point of "rock bottom" , and despite the difficulties the habit creates, it can seem a difficult choice to make. Using hypnosis techniques to help create change at the level of mind that these feelings are coming from produces an opportunity to leave the addiction behind without a great sense of deprivation.
What is needed is not simply reinforced will-power, but the creation of a real sense of ease and freedom. In this way the necessary changes are achieved more comfortably and in a more lasting way.
If you have made the decision to do something about a drug or alcohol problem, then hypnotherapy can help you make this a meaningful and long-term change.