Can this be just what I need to live an addiction-free life?
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, finding the right cure may be a long and challenging journey. It may include ups and downs, successes and failures. You may experience the need to try various avenues such as medication, psychotherapy, rehab, and more. Usually, a combination of interventions is the best way to get the most comprehensive long-term addiction care. If you’re working to overcome an addiction and need some additional help, an important avenue to explore is the complementary therapy of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can be an excellent way to help overcome addiction and provide you with the tools to maintain a well balanced and addiction free life. Curious to learn more? Keep reading to get a better idea of how hypnotherapy can work for you.
Hypnotherapy is a practice that guides relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance or a meditative state. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around them is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention on specific thoughts or tasks with an end goal in mind. This practice is guided by a trained a licensed hypnotherapist that will use their expertise to help you overcome the pull of addiction. Hypnotherapy is best used as a companion therapy, working together with psychotherapy or medications to relieve symptoms and change the addiction mindset to help enact lasting change. It can help reduce anxiety, get to the root causes of addiction or even help you to perceive an awareness of pain differently; significantly reducing the uncomfortable sensations of withdraw.
Hypnotherapy is a fantastic treatment for patients with addiction for two main reasons: First, hypnotherapy is a drug-free means of wellness which is an essential consideration for anyone dealing with addiction issues. Second, it relies on relaxation, meditation, and inner strength, all incredibly important skills for those with addiction to master. Often, the desire to use a drug stems from acute stress, anxiety or overwhelm and working through these issues with the help of the positive coping mechanisms learned during hypnotherapy sessions is incredibly useful.
Clinical hypnosis is most beneficial for those who are highly motivated to overcome a problem, especially when they are paired with a professional that’s both trained in hypnosis and their specific condition. Finding a professional that can help guide you through hypnotherapy while also being trained in treating addiction can be the best way to achieve long-term wellness.
Do you think that hypnotherapy is an excellent option to help you overcome your issues with addiction? Do you think it’s the last piece of the puzzle to end your dependence for good? If so, ask your therapist if adding this practice can be just what you need to break the cycle of addiction and live a healthy well-balanced life.
By, Francis Killory, Hypnotherapist Seattle, offering Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis with Certified Medical Support. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness used by a licensed Hypnotherapist to perform Hypnotherapy and induce a hypnotic state.