Can hypnosis help overcome addictions?
I have always understood the phrase “pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” It is true, but just knowing it doesn’t stop you from hurting. Whether your addiction is to a substance, a person or a behavior, the emotional pain, the confusion and the mental paralysis that keeps you from making the changes you really want can be debilitating.
That is because physical pain and emotional pain are experienced in the same part of the brain. So, when you suffer emotional disruption, your pain receptors light up just as quickly as if you had cut your hand or bumped your head.
It is well known that addictions are often a misguided attempt to soothe emotional pain and distress, When you realize this, then you will understand that finding a way to face your pain head on, and learn the lesson from it, the pain will quickly pass bringing you back to a state of emotional freedom and wholeness.
This is where hypnotherapy is at its most effective. The latest neuroscience shows that the brain continues to grow new circuitry throughout a person’s lifespan. This new circuitry or what we call neuropathways create new ways of being, new habits, behaviors, and perceptions.
When hypnosis is conducted by a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist such as myself, the process can be used to bypass the critical mind (that part of the mind that acts a sentry at the gate to your subconscious) From there, together we can ‘rewire’ or "rewrite" the mental programming that created the underlying pain, or root cause, of addiction and allow you to take back control of your life.
Did you know Hypnosis can be conducted using Skype of Hangouts and a good internet connection from the comfort of your home? I have been conducting internet sessions successfully for years. Stop the addiction, heal your pain. There is no longer any excuse not to seek help.
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Ron Lake C.C.Ht.
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with a number of specialty certifications. I am constantly continuing my education and as I do so I want to share with anyone who is interested. .