Hypnotherapy and Addiction – Can it Help Recovery?

Hypnosis is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify an individual's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state.


Research indicates that hypnosis can be an effective tool in the early stages of addiction, as well as throughout the recovery process. By introducing relaxation therapy, hypnosis can help remove physical barriers to recovery, such as the body's symptoms of withdrawal, anxiety, muscle tension, spasm and pain. Along with reinforcing the commitment to sobriety or abstinence.

 

What is an Addiction?

In general terms, an addiction is something that you have no control over taking, doing, or using. What may start out as a small and perhaps harmless occasional habit can quickly become a behavioural pattern that can escalate over time. When left untreated, addictions can become more powerful and advanced, eventually interfering with and destroying your quality of life.

In addition to the commonly recognised addictions, such as drugs and alcohol, there are many other types of addictions that would benefit from addiction hypnotherapy, to include addiction to social media, gambling, pornography, food, eating disorders, and many others. Regardless of your addiction, if it's something you do regularly, is detrimental to your life, and is habitual, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Overcoming Addictions

Hypnotherapy addresses the mind-body link recommended for individuals looking to conquer their addictions. Individuals suffering from addictions are in a continuous battle with their conscious mind to control and stop their harmful addiction. However, they fail to recognise their subconscious mind plays an essential role in whether they can free themselves from their addiction. Unfortunately, conscious willpower alone rarely provides an individual with the ability to overcome their addiction.

The only way to overpower an addiction is to re-wire the brain and change the neural pathways which drive you to carry out the addictive action or behaviour. Addiction Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious part of the mind and aims to get to the root of the problem by inducing a state of heightened awareness in the patient.

 

How does Addiction Hypnotherapy Work?

As you begin your addiction hypnotherapy session, you will focus on relaxing and letting go of distracting thoughts. This will help to temporarily tune out the conscious part of your mind, opening your mind to the power of suggestion. During this relaxed state, the patient is more receptive to suggestions and ideas that are compatible with their addiction goals and prolonged recovery.

At this point, your hypnotherapist will make suggestions and offer ideas to facilitate control over the addictive substance or activity -  helping patients to gain control over their addiction. Your hypnotherapist will also provide post-hypnotic suggestions, which will allow you to carry out self-hypnosis in between onsite sessions.

 

Annie Browne Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that hypnotherapy techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation can all help an individual overcome their harmful addictions, to include alcohol and substance abuse. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients develop tools to help them with their pain management plan.

Addiction Hypnotherapy helps you break free from the addictive patterns controlling your life, health, and happiness. Through hypnotherapy, you will retrain your brain to replaces addictive behavious with new, more positive and healthy behaviours. You too can find relief. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact persistent pain, schedule your Pain Management Hypnotherapy session today!