I see many clients for alcohol addiction who come for treatment expecting the focus of my work to be the ending of the addiction. They have been told for so long by many different people that alcoholism is a disease, that it’s something they cannot control, that it’s hereditary, etc. All of these contribute to a belief that the addict cannot control the problem.
Causes Of Alcohol Addiction
In my opinion, and from my experience in my clinic, it’s not the person doing their drinking, in the vast majority of cases, it’s their pain doing the drinking. You may wonder what I mean by this. An alcoholic self-medicates – it’s just like taking a paracetemol for a headache in a sense. My interest is in finding the emotional root causes – why does the alcoholic drink? Is it because of some unresolved grief? Was it a problem from their childhood that left their sense of self scarred for life? Is it unresolved anger at someone or something? There are so many possible reasons because everyone is an individual.
Alcohol Addiction Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy for addiction does not cure the addiction – it helps to resolve the reasons that drive the addiction. This, in turn, makes it much easier to control the problem and even overcome it completely and permanently. Other help may be required as well as hypnotherapy – I often recommend that clients attend AA in conjunction with coming to see me, or perhaps attend another service such as Tabor Lodge, the Rutland Centre, etc.
Overcoming Alcohol Addiction
Just because negative things happened to you in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t be free of them in the present. We all have things happen to us that we’d prefer hadn’t happened, however some people hold onto those negative emotions and may even be unaware of them consciously. And even though you may not be aware of them consciously, they are still working away silently in the background, affecting your behaviours today. Resolving those negative emotions leaves you free to exercise choice, and that’s the most important thing an addict can have – choice.
Effective Treatment With Hypnotherapy
If you are ready to overcome your alcohol addiction, you can free yourself from those uncomfortable emotions that cause you to seek solace in alcohol. Hypnotherapy can successfully help once you are ready. Get the help of Cork’s leading Clinical Hypnotherapist today. Call Paul on 086 2666670, or CLICK HERE to enquire online or to arrange your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION