Alcohol Addiction Hypnotherapy in Salisbury, New Forest and Christchurch
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Alcohol can be addictive, both physically and psychologically.
Many can enjoy the occasional drink here and there and it have no obvious impact on their life. However, for some, that glass of wine after work, becomes half a bottle, then a bottle or more and the impact on health, finance and other areas of life, starts to become noticeable. Some see it as a ‘slippery slope’ to further abuse or even dependence.
For others, the abuse has an impact on their day-to-day life and they start to feel like they’re losing control. This gets more serious, when individuals become dependent on alcohol. At this point, further intervention is very definitely required.
Those that abuse alcohol continue to drink, despite it having a detrimental social, interpersonal or legal impact. However, in general, they’re still able to continue with life.
Dependence has the same issues as abuse, however, the alcohol tends to take over and control the individual. Those that are alcohol dependent may have just one specific beverage they prefer; an increased tolerance of alcohol, so the amount they need to get the same effect increases; they may have withdrawal symptoms and drink further to alleviate these; and may allow their life to revolve around social contacts who drink or events that allow for that.
The cause of alcohol addiction can depend on many factors including the environment in which the individual has been brought up in and whether alcohol played a part in daily life, parental attitude and the social environment to which they may have been exposed over the years. For some, alcohol has simply been a dominant feature in their social life.
Others may use alcohol as a coping mechanism, in situations that are stressful or unhappy. For example, some resort to alcohol following trauma, divorce, an unhappy marriage, bereavement, stress at work or within the family.
For those of you who have realised alcohol has become too much of a habit, but do not class themselves as ‘alcoholics’, hypnotherapy can be used to help change your thoughts and responses, in order that you develop a more healthy relationship with alcohol. Some choose to reduce the amount they drink or the days on which they drink and some wish to cut it our completely. we can use suggestion therapy and various other techniques to help you with this or work to resolve the underlying cause(s) of drink having become a coping mechanism.
Alcohol dependency is also known as alcohol addiction or alcoholism. There are varying degrees of it, however, if you have any of the following signs, it’s worth seeking help:
- Unable to stop drinking, a lack of control;
- Drinking, or thinking about drinking in the morning;
- Worrying about when you can get your next drink;
- Planning your social, personal and work life around alcohol;
- Drinking as a repsonse to stress; or
- Experiencing withdrawl symptoms (shaking, sweating, nausea) when you abstain.
For those who have a more serious issue with alcohol, hypnotherapy can be a useful adjunct to other support that may be being sought. We can work alongside other professionals. It is important that if you are alcohol dependant, you do not suddenly stop all alcohol as this can, in itself, be very dangerous. I have worked alongside various organisations, to support my clients on their road to recovery. Although trained and experienced in hypnotherapy for alcohol and drug dependency, I am not trained to assist in helping you in the process of recovery. This is something you need specialist help with and to which I can then help support you too.
1 The Banks, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3EE.
M-F: 9.00am – 5.30pm. Some weekend and evening appointments available.