How long have you been feeling powerless?
We use the word powerless to describe addiction because that’s how so many people feel when it comes to breaking an addiction.
You wake up deciding enough is enough. You resolve to stop. Maybe you make it until lunch time. Sometimes you make it all the way through the day. But then it creeps back in. Tugging at your mind and you start to feed yourself those excuses that lead you right back into the addiction trap.
What are you addicted to?
How do addictions start?
When you do something that initially brings you a sense of pleasure, the brain reacts in several ways.
Your brain floods with dopamine, which is the neurotransmitter responsible for making you feel good – creating a feeling of pleasure. The brain registers this heightened feeling of pleasure and registers that you are doing that has created the shift in how you feel.
The brain doesn’t judge whether what you are doing such as taking cocaine or drinking alcohol is actually helpful. The brains simple creates a pattern match.
Next time you repeat the same pattern of behaviour, the brain floods with dopamine again and the neural connection in the brain becomes stronger.
Over a short period of time, the body craves more of that feel good feeling and reminds you what created that feeling. What started out as a flutter on the horses, a few glasses of wine or a line of cocaine has now become an addiction.
Hypnotherapy for addiction
The key to breaking an addiction is to break the emotion connection to the addiction.
That’s why hypnotherapy for addiction is so powerful at enabling you to break the addiction, because you are rewiring the brain at the level of the unconscious mind.
Our Addiction Specialist
Andy MacArthur is our addiction specialist and highly experienced clinical hypnotherapist.
With over 10 years as a specialist in addiction including alcohol and drug addiction, Andy will enable you to take back your power and find freedom from addiction.