Using Hypnotherapy and CBT to help combat addiction.
We tend to use the term ‘addiction’ loosely, and sometimes with more latitude than is really correct.
Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to withdraw from the use of drugs or alcohol, or participation in gambling, damaging sexual practices or some other activity which provides gratification, despite being aware of the consequences for aspects of our life such as health, relationships or financial security.
Using Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, often in tandem with introducing Mindfulness as a self-management tool, very many addictive compulsions can be brough under control, no matter how established they have become.
How an addiction may be affecting you.
We think of addictions most readily in terms of alcohol, gambling and drugs. However, there are many other behaviours and substances that can become addictive, and a number of commonly observed signs that you may have an addiction requiring assistance.
- Exhibiting behaviour which is out of control is frequently a sign that whatever you are wrestling with has become an addiction. This behaviour takes many forms, but a common trait is that you seem powerless to resist the demands of the addiction.
- Family or loved ones suffering as a result is another common sign that you have an addiction. The suffering can take many forms, but may include physical danger (or the fear of this), continuous exposure to unreasonable or abusive behaviour; escalating concern over your wellbeing; and escalating worries about money.
- Physical health deterioration is another tangible warning that an addiction requires attention. Deteriorations vary depending on the addiction, but may include malnutrition, persistent weight loss or gain, sleeplessness/fatigue or even organ malfunction, vision impairment or difficulty with speech.
Paul is great guy and has nice way to approach my personal problems. Always easy to talk and been calming influence on my drinking problem. Respect.
My approach to helping manage addictions.
Addictions, and people experiencing addiction, vary widely, and I adopt a range of approaches depending on the specifics of each case. However, these all utilise the same, core therapies and tools.
No-one can be ‘made’ to overcome an addiction using therapy. You must want to do this. Providing you really do, however, hypnotherapy lets us formulate positive suggestions which can help to reinforce your decision to change.
Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, I can provide you with a step-by-step ‘programme’ of change and help to build the belief that you are back in control and no longer acting ‘unconsciously’ under the power of the addiction.
Mindfulness is a useful and effective ‘mind maintenance’ tool, with which I can show you how to recognise and maintain control over your behaviours and responses as and when these might otherwise cause you to succumb to the addiction.
Paul Levrant. Hypnotherapy, CBT and Mindfulness for help in overcoming addiction.
Addiction is not limited to alcohol, drugs or gambling and I’ve been helping clients to manage a wide range of addiction types for many years. Having come to train as a therapist in mid-life following a long and often stressful career in business, I practice Hypnotherapy, CBT, and Mindfulness, all of which approaches are relevant to managing addictions of various kinds.
Overcome an addiction with the help of one of the most trusted Hypnotherapists in North London and Herts.
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