My reduce alcohol hypnosis program is designed for people that wish to regain control over alcohol. It is designed for people that have fallen into a learnt pattern of drinking alcohol to excess.
It’s pretty easy to fall into the trap of drinking at the end of a work day. It is a fast mechanism to superficially reduce stress in the short term. The problem is, it increases stress over the long term.
Most are aware that drinking high levels of alcohol steals energy, increases weight and makes it harder to sleep well.
So What Exactly are the Benefits of Being In Control Over Alcohol?
- You wake up fresh with far more energy and bounce.
- Weight loss occurs naturally as you consume far less calories.
- Free of the standard guilt and the continual pattern of remorse that occurs the day after a typical night of drinking.
- You have more money naturally. Alcohol is an expensive habit and you are far less likely to make dumb purchasing decisions in a sober state.
- Sleep improves as your body doesn’t go into a stressed state after drinking. And you are more hydrated!
In this first session we establish your goals with respect to the amount of alcohol you wish to continue to drink. Some of the questions we’ll consider include:
- Whether it is something you simply only wish to do on weekends, or
- whether you wish to cap it on weekdays to a one or two standard drinks.
- Whether you been forced to make this change by someone else or are you truly motivated by your own desire to moderate.
- What you have to look forward to by making this change.
A brief discussion on hypnosis will be given and any questions about the process will be answered. In the second half of the session hypnosis will be conducted, hoping to streamline and help bring about the wanted habit change as discussed in the earlier part of the session.
Second & Third Sessions
The second session should be a week from the first. In this session a discussion regarding the week’s outcome will occur. The second round of hypnosis will reinforce the changes made to date and help bring about any further desired changes. The third session should be one to two weeks from the second further re-enforcing and supporting the change.
Further Reading & Resources
Stopping alcohol suddenly can call death. It is why it should be managed under supervision from your GP and or medical specialist.
I found this article on the SBS website that highlights some of the major benefits of stopping alcohol (including less depression/anxiety) but also some of the challenges. It is worth a read (1).
There has been a number of studies that have highlighted the potential benefits of hypnosis on treating alcohol habits and addictions.
The following link refers to a study that looked at a hypnosis intervention that involved 18 participants and a remarkable 77% “success” rate (2). It should be noted that the participant count is low.
This following study involved 261 participants and showed some potential in hypnotherapy being a “useful adjunct” to chronic addictions (3).