How Hypnosis Can Help as a Treatment for Addiction

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy which uses hypnosis to influence the subconscious of a patient. The patients become more susceptible towards obeying suggestions, which can help them deal with past issues or identify the triggers of the addiction, which can become an invaluable part of the treatment.


Different types of addiction

There are many different types of addictions that people face, which may include drugs, alcohol, food, smoking, internet, coffee gambling, and even sex. All of these addictions involves an unhealthy fixation over a particular object or activity which makes an addict neglect the important people in their lives. The consequences may not be apparent at first, but slowly things start to spiral out of control and the addict realizes that he or she has a problem.

The source of all addiction

Although there are so many different kinds of addictions, they are generally caused over time. The habit of depending upon a particular substance, like alcohol, becomes not only a mental problem, but a physical need. Yet more often than not, much before the problem manifests itself physically, there would be some form of an unhealthy mental urge which would be the root cause for the behavior of an addict.

Solving the main problem

Hypnosis deals with the mind. Once an addiction becomes a physical need, a hypnotherapist would be able to do very little. But if the addict has taken the trouble to undergo a de-addiction program, which includes detoxifying the body so as to reduce the dependance on the substance, the only aspect left to solve is the addiction of the mind.

Even after the physical need is dealt with, addicts would generally face issues related to staying away from their objects of desire. The use of support groups and regular therapy sessions helps the addict stay on the path that they have worked so hard to attain. hypnosis makes this stage a lot easier on the addicts.

Treating addicts from the inside

hypnosis deals with delving into the mind of a recovering addict to find out what triggered the addiction in the first place. This may include dealing with complex psychological problems which is why these sessions are closely monitored by psychologists. With time, hypnotism would help the recovering addict deal with the fear of falling back into the same pattern of destruction, freeing themselves permanently from the grasp of their addiction.



About The Author

Selena D.

Selena D. is a Board Certified Hypnotist, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, an EFT Practitioner and NLP Certified. She has assisted thousands of individuals as they have discovered their own creative mind powers for personal growth and abundance. While earning a distinguished reputation within the industry, Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers has grown to become a full service wellness provider offering Hypnosis, Life Coaching, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Nothing brings Selena greater joy than seeing people change their lives for the better. Selena’s work has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets over the years, including WPIX 11, Fox and NY Post. She continues to maintain an extensive base of loyal clients whose lives, work and relationships have been enriched with her guidance. Norma Lujan, Harper’s Bazaar “Most Fabulous at Any Age 2013” winner is among Selena’s clients. She keeps current on the latest research in the field of mind and body wellness by attending numerous seminars and trainings. She has attended Louise Hay’s workshop on teaching people to love themselves, and T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind Seminar, his “Train the Trainer” program and received a certificate of completion. Selena has also traveled to California to learn from Billionaire Bill Bartmann about bouncing back from life’s hardships, and attended Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneur’s Money and You seminar. Selena practices what she teaches as she continuously seeks ways to learn and grow through self-improvement.

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