Addictive and compulsive behaviours are quite common in our society today. We often seek solace from challenges in our lives and when our choices are measured and within our control, we can greatly benefit from the relief of stress and anxiety. However, when you find yourself feeling out of control or when your coping mechanisms start to come with a high price, whether that’s a financial, health or relationship price, then it’s time for you to seek some help.
Addiction happens when someone compulsively engages in behaviour such as drug taking, gambling, drinking or similar. Even when negative side effects result and people feel like they’re losing control, people with addictions usually can’t stop doing the thing they’re addicted to without help and support.
If you’re dealing with addiction, or someone you care for is dealing with addiction, then you can begin to feel that the addictive behaviour is taking control of your life. However, with the right support, you can regain control over your choices and change the course of your life.
Addictions are underpinned by styles of thinking and feeling that seek to minimise the negative impacts and highlight the positives. Our approach will help you to regain the ability to assess risks more accurately, and use that insight to help you make sustainable change.
While addictions may appear to be soothing or helpful at the time, we can help you take a longer term view where you can make better decisions around the choices that you make. Hypnosis can help you to change your behaviours by changing your patterns of thought and feeling. By placing the addictive behaviour in context, you can stay true to your longer term goals, ambitions, relationships and aspirations.
Our strategic hypnotherapy approach will help you to realise how much of your life is under your control, and will help you take actions that will build your ability to cope with your addictions. Sometimes you simply cannot access the inner resources you need, and sometimes you will need to learn new resources and techniques to help you cope and thrive.
How can we help?
Addictions are underpinned by unhelpful patterns of thoughts and feelings. We can help you to understand these patterns and change them for the better. Our approach will help you to regain a sense of control in your life. We can help you to regain your ability to deal with uncertainties and put the positive and negative aspects of your addiction into better perspective.
Dealing with addictions can require a rebalancing of your perceptions and coping mechanisms. Your conscious thought processes are often overridden by your habits and your short-term decisions can be contrary to your longer-term good. We can assist you in dealing with this.
We also understand that people caring for people with addictions can need support and assistance, and we are familiar with the concerns and issues that you will be dealing with.