Hypnosis in the Treatment of Addictions
Hypnosis has been used successfully in helping to treat addictions. Studies have shown hypnotism to be more effective than simply therapy or a placebo when dealing with substance abuse disorders. Once you have convinced yourself that your drug of choice is physically repulsive it is very hard to un-believe it.
After a person who has been struggling with an addiction to alcohol overcomes the initial hurdle of becoming sober, a new set of challenges emerge. At this point, staying sober is the goal, and doing so requires goal setting, plenty of focus and a healthy dose of optimism.
This is where hypnosis as a treatment for addiction really becomes effective. It allows the client to get involved in the treatment process, letting them explore their own triggers for relapse and giving them tools to deconstruct a craving should one arise.
Using a combination of techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and cravings we are able to provide our clients recovering from addictions very powerful and reliable tools that empower them to realize their treatment goals.
The next steps in the process include sessions in ego-strengthening and eliminating negative self-talk. We also teach our clients self-hypnosis, with the goal of independence, rather than dependence on our services.Once the client has progressed into sobriety, we can work with them on barriers they may have in regard to employment and personal relationships.