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Hypnotherapy and EFT for addictions

Before hypnotherapy and/or EFT (emotional freedom technique) will be considered as a treatment option, the individual must want to give-up their habit.    IN this practice I offer a 2 hour intensive session in which we spend essential time at the beginning working to discover the underlying driving factor which has led tot he addiction in the first place.   There is almost always a deeply uncomfortable emotional issue which has not been successfully processed in an addict's mind, and which causes intense psychological pain.   If this issue is not uprooted and dealt with properly it is much more difficult to get rid of the need for the substance being abused.   

Using NLP (neurolinguistic programming) techniques and coaching, we firstly deal with the emotional driver.   Then we tackle the addiction.

Emotional Freedom EFT (emofree) is a practical psycho/ emotional therapy based upon the principle that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy communication system. By a clever mix of energy medicine and psychology techniques, Emotional Freedom EFT (emofree) involves tapping with two fingers on special meridian points on the face, body, and hands, whilst repeating certain statements designed to provide release from the negative emotions. 
Emotional Freedom EFT (emofree) works quite simply by disabling the negative emotional program being played (similar to scratching a CD repeatedly so it can not function)   It is often offered along with other therapies as it greatly enhances your healing ability, transforms emotions, and empowers the client too.   Emotional Freedom EFT (emofree) effectively bridges the gap between mind and body treatments.

Hypnosis is the induction of a mental state of heightened awareness. During this period of awareness the person is more susceptible to suggestions, ideas and behavioural management. They will experience a unique encounter that will allow them to feel much more open-minded, with free imagination and greater attention to details especially when recalling events.

Sometimes described as a ‘trance’, a hypnotic state can induce deep relaxation and tranquillity reflected in physical attributes such as reduced heart-rate, breathing and metabolism; changes in brain patterns have been documented also.  This altered state of consciousness allows the individual to have an increased ability to listen and communicate, and will be able to organize thoughts more clearly.

How It Helps In Addiction
During hypnosis and EFT the therapist can help the individual gain control over their life in many ways. They can help them set out goals and targets, can suggest ways in which behaviour can be modified by proposing ways in which existing practices are carried out and ways in which targets can be met.
Any triggers for relapse can be identified and avoidance techniques explored.
Positivity and the ability to succeed can be reinforced as can motivational techniques, body-image and self-control. The psychological and emotional issues surrounding the addiction can be addressed, such as in nicotine and cannabis abuse. Many therapists will provide exercises to practice at home with the aim of inducing self-hypnosis and increase self-control. By having positive thoughts, definite goals and a support network, success is more likely than by trying without an aid of some sort.

I am delighted to be able to say our results are very encouraging.


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