Addiction can be a difficult thing to deal with because of its strong control over your mind and body. There are many different treatment methods available, and perhaps the best way to solve all your addiction problems is to use a combination of treatment methods to quit your addiction for good. Treatment methods come in a variety of forms depending on your addiction and how deeply addicted you are. Some common addictions that people seek help for are addiction to alcohol, marijuana, prescription medication, or any other controlled substance. Other addictions are more rare, but have a similar affect on controlling the mind and body.
If your addiction is very serious, you will most likely want to seek professional help to cure your addiction. This may include seeing a psychologist, a doctor or an addiction therapist. These professionals can recommend the best method of treatment for your addition. If your addiction is somewhat mild and you believe that you can cure it without professional help, self-hypnosis may be a viable treatment option for you.
The first step to treating an addiction is to recognize that you have an addiction and take responsibility for your addiction. If you are in denial about your addiction, you will be resistant to any help in curing the addition. Most addictions form as a result of an issue that is not properly dealt with. For example, a person may begin drinking alcohol as a means to cope with a loss. Over time, drinking alcohol becomes a habit that cannot be broken because the person has become addicted to alcohol as a means to cope and deal with life. Most drug addictions inhibit the mind from thinking about other things while the person is under the influence.
Lesser addictions, like a caffeine addiction, can result in much of the same way. For example, if a person is always tired and needs caffeine to wake up in the morning, a caffeine addiction can form over time if the person continues to drink coffee every morning. The body gets used to having caffeine and therefore craves the substance and goes through withdrawal if it does not have caffeine. It’s important to realize the root of the addiction to be able to properly treat the addiction.
Self-hypnosis can be a very valuable tool for overcoming addiction because it deals with the root of the problem and the thoughts behind the addiction. Self-hypnosis can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods for serious addictions because self-hypnosis reinforces the rehabilitating process. For lesser addictions where treatment such as rehab is not needed, self-hypnosis can be the only tool you need to break an addiction.
A self-hypnosis session is designed to help you relax your mind and body and concentrate on positive and affirming thoughts. When dealing with addiction, the thoughts and affirmative phrases that you repeat while in a hypnotic state should reinforce your desire to quit your addiction and the reasons you want to quit. For example, if you are addicted to alcohol, a positive phrase to repeat during hypnosis could be “I will be a happy and fulfilled person without alcohol.” While repeating the positive phrases, imagine yourself without your addiction. Visualize what your life will be like when you are no longer addicted to any substance. Allow your mind to be clear and relaxed.
While addictive habits can be hard to break, connecting with your inner thoughts on an intimate level with self-hypnosis can help you get to the root of the problem and deal with the emotional issues behind your addiction. Self-hypnosis will also allow you to focus on the positive aspects of your life and visualize your life without the addition. These reinforcing habits will help you break an addiction, and also gain self-confidence.