We can help you break free of addiction

Whether mild or sever, addictions usually consist of several components. The  physical addiction is possibly the best understood and easiest to deal with. Then there's the habit which is more subtle and can often persist for a much longer period than the physical addiction. To complicate the issue further, addictions often mask a deeper cause, a natural human need that is not being met. This can often lead to psychological associations which result in an emotional attachment. To overcome addiction in the short and long term it's essential to understand and tackle each of these maintaining elements at the same time.  Otherwise the chances are that the client will eventually relapse. 

The best approach to the physical element, depends on the substance and severity of the addiction. Tobacco addiction is normally addressed in 1 session, however, in the case of severe alcohol addiction it can be dangerous to stop abruptly so a more gradual approach is essential.

An important feature of our approach, is to install a positive habit to replace the addiction, so we don't leave a vacuum in its place. Ideally the new habit will address any unfulfilled natural needs in a healthy way. However if this is not possible we may also need to explore other ways to meet the client's basic needs, such as the need for rest or the need for social interaction.

At Growth Hypnosis we have a structured process to identify and address all the components of the addiction, and using hypnosis as a catalyst for change, this process can be made relatively quick and painless.