Stop Gambling Hypnosis
According to studies, more than 80% of adults gamble at least once a year; in most cases it serves as harmless entertainment, whether a fun bet amongst friends or placing a one-off punt on a horse which has been tipped to win.
It is when gambling becomes a regular occurrence, negatively affecting important aspects of a person’s life, that it crosses the line into compulsive gambling. Being addicted to gambling does not necessarily equate to an obsession with money or gain, it is usually the thrill of the risk involved which is enjoyed most when gambling.
A person with a gambling addiction is likely to become secretive about their behaviour as it escalates, hiding their financial losses and lying to their loved ones, they may also exhibit sudden extreme mood swings as a result of their disappointing losses or unexpected winnings.
These impulses to gamble can feel overwhelming, as the individual begins to associate gambling with mental excitement and physical exhilaration, a compulsive gambler may feel hopeless and powerless to stop themselves. Compulsive gambling can damage a person’s quality of life. As most people have consistent financial commitments such as bills and living expenses, compulsive gambling can have a serious negative effect on an individual’s financial security. For those with responsibilities such as families and dependants, then there is the added chance that they could place their homes, income or lifestyle such as schooling and transport at risk.
The advancement in technology has meant that it is even easier for a compulsive gambler to fulfil their urge, with the emergence of the Internet and a boom in websites and markets on which to place bets, they can satisfy their gambling urges much faster and thus more recklessly and impulsively. The subject they are gambling on may be of no particular interest to them, such as a football game between teams they do not support, but the excitement and pleasure of gambling may urge them to bet despite their apathy towards the sport or event.
However, an individual who has a problem with gambling is not powerless, as with all habits work can be done to help change their relationship with gambling, allowing them to form and develop healthier behaviours. Compulsive gambling can be overcome by altering the mindset of an addict in a positive way through hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can help you to take back control of your behaviour by altering the mind on a subconscious level, allowing you to break away from the association you may have of gambling with excitement, pleasure and reward. The goal is to boost your willpower, giving you the tools necessary to comfortably and resolutely overcome your attachment to gambling.