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Effective help with Addictions is about filling the hole that lead you there in the first place, whilst replacing the outdated patterns of thought and behavious that no longer serve you.
If you think of addiction as a skill, it is simply something that you have got good at through practice. Of course, sometimes it takes little practice, but there is a background to this, and a framework, which can be used to understand how to beat the addiction, if you are willing to make the change.
Help with Addiction Bristol & Gloucestershire
It may not be your fault that you have fallen into being addicted to something, but you are responsible for getting back up again. That said, it’s OK to admit there’s a problem. If you are reading this, then you may have already reached the turning point.
So, looking at the addiciton as a skill you have learned, consider that it is one of those skills that you have got so good at that you don’t even really have to try in order to achieve it. In some way, the perceived barrier to entry is low. This allows you to continue despite good sound reasons to stop. But you see, this is not a conversation about intellectual reasoning. If it were, then the facts that addicitons can be damaging would be enough, but it’s not.
The goal then is to get better at the ‘skills’ and patterns of thought, which allow you to get even better at doing something else instead of the addiction. This is not easy, when you are in the grips of things, and that’s why addictions can have such a hold over you.
It’s worth noting that there are lots of things that have an equal or greater grip on people that we don’t classify as an addiction, for example loving our kids, playing our games, organising, running… It could be anything. The difference is that some things are more positive than others, whan taking into account the end results that we want from life.
You can Beat Your Addiction if you’re Willing to Work on it & Get the right Help
There is a direct relationship between the amount of control we have at any given moment and how much stress you are under. What this means for us is that we must consistently look to reduce the stress we perceive and therefore experience. This is not a one size fits all formula, but something we can guide you through based on your own particular circumstances as well as the results you hope to achieve.
Whenever we negatively forecast the outcome of anything or beat ourselves up about the past, then we put stress into our stress buckets. This can be anything. Any negative future forecasting or negative introspection about the past. It can be big things or small things, It can be the immediate or distant future or past. Interestingly, this has nothing to do with the facts of the situation, rather our perceptions.
The starting point, therefore, is to get better at not putting stress into the bucket in the first place. We do this by engaging in positive alternatives that may be either Action, Interactions, or Thoughts. Ideally, you’ll be working on getting great at all three.
Hypnotherapy for Addiction in Bristol & Gloucestershire
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for addiction works by helping you get good at the positive things. It does this in a way that gets all of you on board, including those subconscious patterns of behavior, whilst coaching you to frame things usefully and positively in your mind, to keep you positive and in the moment. It’s not always a straight curve, and with some additions, it is advisable to also get medical advice about how quickly to reduce your intake (where drugs and alcohol are involved).
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