For most people, hypnosis allows for the resolution of the issues that caused the addictive behavior in the first place. Rather than teaching that an addict is helpless against their addiction and must attend meetings for the rest of their lives, our patients do not define themselves by their addiction. Instead they are led through a process that allows them to solve the underlying issue(s) that led them to seek the addiction and thereby solving the whole problem, remaining drug free and able to finally enjoy life as they always wanted.
The psychological and emotional issues surrounding the addiction will be addressed. Just exactly as you learned to walk and talk in your infancy, your subconscious mind will be taught to cope with issues you were incapable of dealing with at one time which led to abusive behavior. Coping is an important part of healing the emotional pain.
Any emotional or physiological triggers for relapse will be identified and avoidance techniques explored and put into action. Positive feelings and the ability to succeed will be reinforced, as can motivational techniques, body image and self-control. Additionally, many clients have found that hypnosis calms the nerves, the mind and the body, releases stress and alleviates anxiety. Imagine this without the use of a replacement drug such as Prozac.
The positive ideas and perspectives that you receive build self-esteem and boost confidence. You are subconsciously taught personal accountability for yourself, your thoughts, and your actions again and be completely successful in your recovery. But moreover hypnosis has a positive effect on every aspect of most people’s lives.
You can even use hypnosis in conjunction with your support network if you feel it is necessary OR are part of a court required program to put you continually back in control of your emotions and make your recovery a complete success.