Hypnotherapy For Addiction
Why Willpower is Not Enough
Asking people to use willpower to stop an activity they want to continue because of the pleasure afforded the mind is often not going to be enough to free them from their addiction. Of course, it is the conscious mind that is recognizing the negative aspects of having an addiction. And, of course, one wants ones conscious mind to make the appropriate choice in your selection of activities, such as not ingesting a drug, to be able to be drug free. Unfortunately, such is the power of the pleasure drugs create within the brain that, more often than not, the conscious desire alone, to resist and abstain from pleasure-generating harmful drugs, is not nearly enough and any unaided conscious attempt to free themselves from their addiction will fail.
Why Hypnosis Can Help You Free Yourself from Addiction
With hypnosis you can access an even more powerful force within your own mind. I am speaking of your subconscious. Often a person’s choices within life, although seemingly made through conscious and rational decisions, are actually determined by the beliefs within their subconscious mind. For example, if you sincerely want to overcome an addiction, but hold the idea at the same time at the subconscious level, that it is difficult to do so, than you will have tremendous problems trying to stay drug free and that there is a strong chance you will experience a relapse. Your chance for success in staying drug free for life becomes very, very small. In fact, these subconscious beliefs can completely undermine your conscious wish to become drug free; regardless of the strength of your conscious minds desire to do so.
Many believe that no matter how much so-called willpower you have, your subconscious desires will win every time. Think of how many dieters who, although successful at achieving a healthy weight, eventually put back on all the lost weight and more. However, by using hypnosis many are able to end binge eating forever and meet their weight loss goals with great success once the beliefs within their subconscious are changed to more helpful ones. While drug addiction is an even more powerful addiction than food, it too is a problem that can be decisively dealt with and overcome through the use of hypnosis. Once the subconscious beliefs you hold about drug addiction are changed to more helpful ones with hypnosis, the chances for full recovery become much greater. Not only can you have a full recovery with hypnosis, but you can have a recovery that is achieved more easily and with less overall discomfort than you thought possible. In addition, because of the power of hypnosis a client will usually be able to avoid any of those painful relapses in which they must re-experience all the suffering that is created from having their bodies go through the physiological process of withdrawal all over again.
Another Way Hypnosis Overcomes Addictions
There is another way hypnosis has the power to end your addiction forever. Just as it is natural for the brain to want to experience pleasure, it is also just as natural for the brain to avoid anything that undermines the health and, in the end, the ultimate survival of the individual as a living, breathing organism on the planet. A hypnotist can tap into that survival mechanism, which can then be used to override the pleasure system within your brain and create an even more urgent, primary desire for you to avoid destructive drugs, and instead take a path toward health and future survival.
Personal History and Addiction
Often, an addiction has to do with dealing with early traumas, unresolved issues from the past, stress, anger, and a general lack of resources to deal with the present world in a fully resourceful way. Hypnosis has the capability of resolving past hurts and giving you new and powerful resources so that you can interact with your environment without the need to resort to any use of drugs. Our expert and experienced hypnotists have many modalities that he can use to make permanent positive changes in your life. The final outcome will be that drugs will no longer be needed by you to cope with dealing with life.
If you’re trying to overcome an addiction in Rockland County, NY and suffering the painful consequences of your current harmful habit please call our Rockland hypnosis center and schedule a session of hypnotherapy for addictions in New City, so you can start your new healthier life.
Feel free to read some of Rockland hypnotist, Jeffrey Rose’s published articles from RECOVER Magazine
“Smoking, Nicotine, And Addiction” – RECOVER Jan 2005
“Caffeine, Health, and Recovery” – RECOVER July 2004
“Exercise and Recovery” – RECOVER May 2004
“Hypnotherapy: Resolving the Past, Embracing the Future” RECOVER Nov 2003
The Advanced Hypnosis Center of Rockland County is conveniently located in New City, NY 10956 – Call today overcome addiction now!