If you or someone that you love are suffering from an addiction, the important thing to know is that you are not alone. There is help available. Addiction is a chronic condition, occurring when a person engages with a substance or behaviour which may be pleasurable to begin with, but becomes compulsive in the long term. Someone who has an addiction may find that it interrupts their ability to function in their day to day life, such as at work, or with study, family or relationships. They may also experience health issues as a result of their addiction.
Examples of addiction include but are not limited to:
- Prescription drugs
- Illicit drugs (marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth amphetamine etc.)
- Compulsive exercise (also linked to eating disorders)
- Steroid abuse (also linked to eating disorders)
- Sex & love (co-dependency)
Treatment for any addiction with hypnotherapy and counselling will depend on how acute the addiction is and how willing the person is to engage in treatment.
In cases of high or long-term use of mind-altering drugs, a program of hypnotherapy may be appropriate only after a period of detoxification, or treatment through a rehabilitation facility or hospital. Likewise, if alcohol use is high, medical supervision in the early stages of sobriety is likely to be necessary before hypnotherapy can be undertaken.
If you are unsure of whether or not you are ready to undertake a program of hypnotherapy and counselling, please contact us directly and we will try to help you to determine your needs. You may be asked to consult with your doctor, depending on your circumstances.
Once a program of hypnotherapy is deemed appropriate for your addiction, this will allow you to gain an understanding of the problem on a conscious level through counselling. Your therapist will discuss with you how the problem presents itself, the impact that it has on your life and how you would prefer to feel as well what you would prefer to focus on.
This information will be utilised under hypnosis, helping you to create new possibilities for your life. The subconscious will be engaged in the process so as to allow for the resolution and healing of past traumas, grief and loss, as well as increasing self-esteem and self-worth.
Hypnosis adds a unique layer to therapy by not just understanding the problem on a conscious level, but addressing underlying causes at a deeper level, so as the mind can begin to process and create real and positive change. A program of hypnotherapy can help you on your road to recovery to becoming free of your addiction.
At Freedom from Food, we believe that no two people are the same and should therefore not be treated the same. Please contact us today if you would like to know more about treatment for addictions.