Reduce Alcohol Hypnosis
Alcohol can be an enjoyable celebration to commemorate an event, achievement or even something as simple as signalling the end of a difficult week.
Drinking alcohol may make you feel more sociable and confident, helping to relieve stress or anxiety in social situations or before a high pressure event such as an important speech.
It is safe and legal to enjoy drinking alcohol, and it is easily accessible and socially acceptable. However, if you are relying on the substance to elevate your mood or to deal with stress or emotional problems, then it can become a habit. With continued use it is possible for an individual to lose control over their consumption of alcohol, feeling that they have to drink in order to feel relaxed or calm.
Abuse of alcohol can consist of:
- Persistent drinking
- A strong, overwhelming desire to drink when not drinking
- Loss of control when drinking
- Mood changes under the influence of alcohol
- Lack of concentration and memory blackouts
- Developing a high tolerance to your alcohol intake
- Lack of interest in activities which do not involve alcohol
A short term negative effect of excessive alcohol consumption is a hangover, in which the symptoms usually appear the next morning but can last for a few days, depending on the amount consumed. A hangover is usually characterised by a bad headache, a feeling of nausea or urge to vomit, as the body attempts to rid your body of the harmful substance.
Some who consistently consume alcohol may be hiding or ‘self-medicating’ emotional problems such as depression, grief, anxiety or stress, but the short term emotional relief found in alcohol can lead to health complications such as liver disease, stroke or heart disease. Beyond these medical issues, alcohol can also inhibit normal daily functioning by making it harder to perform at work, maintain a marriage and social life, or control moods. Excessive drinking can also lead to financial problems, mental health issues and violent behaviour. Many people who misuse alcohol can, in severe cases, become homeless, alienating themselves from family and friends.
Hypnosis for alcohol reduction is suggested alongside medical treatment or an approved substitution programme if the individual is a heavy consumer of alcohol.
If you have come to the decision that it is time to reduce your alcohol intake before symptoms begin to affect your normal functions and life, reducing alcohol hypnotherapy can help.
By working with the subconscious mind, an expert hypnotherapist can help to alter your mind’s positive associations with alcohol, allowing you to effectively and naturally overcome your habitual behaviour. Hypnosis effectively ‘turbo-boosts’ your willpower, making the process of reducing alcohol consumption easier and more comfortable.