What is an addiction?
An addiction is a habitual indulgence in any substance, activity or practice, that is beyond your control and affects your life for the worse.
Do you feel out of control?
Are you concerned about a certain area of your life?
Do you feel compelled to do something?
Do you crave something?
Do you feel dependant on something?
If you answered yes to just one of these, it doesn’t mean you have an addiction or a compulsion, but it might be that you need to address the behaviour.
It doesn’t matter if it is a Cigarette addiction, Alcohol addiction, food addiction, Shopping addiction, Exercising addiction, Drug addiction, Sex addiction, chocolate addiction, Porn addiction, gambling addiction, masturbation addiction, these are just a few of the types of addictions people develop and might seek help from Empowerment Hypnotherapy. Anything which is pleasurable can become addictive.
There is a common pattern which lies behind all addictions, research shows that all addictive behaviour whether it's food, smoking, shopping, drinking or snorting cocaine, work through the same pathways in the brain, the expectation pathway.
Empowerment takes an holistic approach to change Make an appointment today for a free consultation with Alexia at Empowerment Hypnotherapy based in Leicester Leicestershire.
Over the years, I have devised an approach which incorporates happiness and long term results drawing upon Hypnotherapy, NLP and ideas from Human Givens Therapy to help you overcome that addictive or compulsive behaviour.
Why choose Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis and NLP over other therapies?
I take an Holistic approach towards helping people change. Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness. During a Hypnotherapy session, you’re more susceptible to suggestions, ideas and behavioural changes, which often results in a change in our daily perceptions. You will experience a unique encounter and connection within yourself that will allow you to feel much more open-minded, allowing you to have freedom of 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 you to have an increased ability to listen and communicate and will be able to organise your thoughts more clearly.
Before you consider Hypnotherapy as your treatment option:
You must want to let go and give up your habit -addiction. When you are in a relaxed state of mind (trance), as a hypnotherapist I can help you gain control over your life in many ways. We can explore any triggers for relapse can be identified and avoidance techniques will be explored.
At Empowerment Hypnotherapy, our focus will be on positivity and your ability to succeed; this can be reinforced as we explore various motivational techniques. We may also need to address any issues your image self-esteem and self-control.
THE THREE MAJOR THEMES OF THE THERAPY WILL BE:
To demystify the positive expectation (That the addiction feeds you)
Revamp your lifestyle (Find new ways to get your needs met)
Prepare for high-risk activities or times (Ensure you have a wide range of coping strategies in place)I
I strongly believe what you do between sessions really accelerates change. You will be expected to complete exercises at home which will assist you making the change.
Addiction to Shopping
Addiction to Caffeine
Addiction to Chocolate
Addiction to Computers
Addiction to Drugs
Addiction to Exercise
Addiction to Food
Addiction To Gambling
Addiction to plastic surgery
Addiction to self-harm
Addiction to Illegal Drugs
Addiction to Pornography
Addiction to Sex
Addiction To Self-Harm
Addiction to Gambling
Stopping Eating Disorders, addiction to starvation