Addiction can be a destructive condition, characterised by a compulsive need to seek rewarding stimuli despite harmful outcomes. Thankfully, there is always hypnotherapy for addiction treatment Johannesburg
The profoundly overwhelming and uncontrollable desire to engage in destructive behaviour for short-term benefit can lead to a number of devastating long-term consequences. Among these harmful outcomes are negative health consequences, impaired relationships, financial devastation, and emotional and psychological problems. In addition to these, there are also problems related to risk-taking behaviours that can lead to potentially dangerous situations.
Beating addiction is critical but difficult due to the hurdle of overcoming the sometimes overwhelming withdrawal symptoms that one inevitably suffers. This is where hypnotherapy can be an extremely effective way of helping. Hypnotherapy can be effective at treating addiction by addressing a number of the psychological factors that underlie addictive tendencies.
Here are several ways in which hypnotherapy can help address addictive behaviours:
Identifying Triggers and Patterns
By inducing a relaxed state of focused attention, hypnotherapy can help guide patients to explore their subconscious to find deeper connections and uncover hidden triggers and emotional wounds. Addressing these unresolved issues can help a patient overcome their addiction.
Through hypnotherapy, a person’s behaviours and habitual responses to stimuli can be modified. Hypnotherapy opens the patient up to the potential of improving their automatic behavioural responses.
Through hypnotic suggestion, more positive behavioural responses can be instilled to help reinforce self-control. It can help patients overcome the overwhelming withdrawal symptoms and cravings that often undermine recovery.
Hypnotherapy can help patients overcome addiction by helping them tap into their subconscious mind, where they can deal with insecurities. By resolving these insecurities, a person’s ability to withstand cravings and temptation can be strengthened.
Hypnotherapists can empower the patient to break free, enhancing their self-esteem and boosting confidence, which in turn can provide the patient with a significant amount of strength that they didn’t even know they had.
Managing Anxiety and Stress
Through a series of highly effective relaxation techniques, meditation methods, visualisation strategies, and exercises, a hypnotherapist can help patients reduce their anxiety and manage the amount of stress they feel in relation to their addiction.
In some cases, stress and anxiety are what trigger the addiction or cravings, whereas in other cases, the lack of access to one’s vice can be the cause of stress and anxiety. Whatever the case, hypnotherapy can help the individual better manage these feelings so that they can reduce their dependence on the substance or behaviour to which they’re addicted.
Commonly, addictions are seen as something of a death sentence, but they don’t have to be. You can receive expert hypnotherapy for addiction treatment from me, Dr John Souglides. Break free from the hold that addiction has on you by booking your appointment today.