Smoking & Addictions
Addictions are many and varied but the root causes are the same. Whether it be gambling, prescription or illicit drugs, cigarettes, social media, sex, or even work, we can get addicted to anything that gives us a high.
Addiction is characterised as a need to use something, take something, or do something to the point where it becomes harmful to you. Clinical hypnotherapy is very effective in breaking addictions. (see more below)
How Hypnotherapy Helps With Addiction
While in a hypnotic state, a person being hypnotized is more open to suggestion by the hypnotherapist. Under hypnosis, we become more imaginative, more open to possibilities, and more able to access forgotten memories.
In this relaxed and suggestible state people can get a different perspective on their addictive behaviours. What normally seems impossible, quitting a behaviour or substance that is important to our life, can become achievable.
Most people undergoing hypnotherapy treatments develop a capacity to breaking certain long-term behaviour patterns in their waking state.
Clinical studies have shown that hypnotherapy can help with addictions since hypnosis can allow certain people through the power of suggestion to strengthen their willpower in overcoming their addictive urges and cravings. A person's emotions and behaviours continue to be influenced by suggestion even after they have come out of the hypnotherapy session. This is because in the hypnotic state it is possible to strengthen or even rewire our neural networks that lead to certain patterns of behaviour and habits.