Studies have shown that Hypnotherapy can be more effective than simply therapy or a placebo when dealing with substance abuse disorders, behavioral addictions and even chronic pain.
After a person has struggled with an addiction and overcomes the initial hurdle of becoming sober, a new set of challenges emerge. At this point, staying sober is the goal, and doing so requires goal setting, plenty of focus and a healthy dose of positive re-enforcement.
This is where Hypnotherapy really becomes effective. It allows the person to explore their own triggers for relapse, giving them tools to deal with cravings should any arise.
Hypnosis is also very helpful to cope with cravings and relapses.
The client is guided into a trance-like relaxed state where they are more susceptible to ideas and suggestions. In this state, those being hypnotized become more imaginative and putting them into a prime position to create strategies for conquering their own addictive behaviors.
However, the only way that hypnosis can be effective as a treatment for addiction is if the person being hypnotized really wants to give up their destructive habits and behaviors.
Hypnotherapy is especially useful during the post withdrawal phase of treatment. The hardest part of recovery is often staying off of the drugs after the initial treatment period and hypnotherapy can be used to reinforce positive changes to break the addictive habit. Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to learn new behavioral responses so they can live safely and comfortably without the need for substance. It’s particularly useful in helping recovered addicts stay on the right track.
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