Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a drug, substance, or engaging in an activity even though it is causing the individual or others physical or psychological harm. This is due to the reward centre in the brain which provides a gripping incentive to repeatedly pursue the behaviour. Addictive behaviours also have an increased likelihood of the individual suffering from other mental conditions such as anxiety or depression.
How hypnotherapy can help:
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be very beneficial for breaking addiction. It focuses on the subconscious mind and its processes which creates and stores habits.
The main factor in the success of hypnotherapy for addiction is that the person has a strong desire to give up and is willing to make the life changes necessary. Trance is used to give the individual positive suggestions helping the individual to focus on strategies to conquer their addictive behaviour.