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Substance Addiction is Hard to Break – That’s What We’ve Been Told

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Meridian Peak Hypnosis helps clients break addictions and create new happiness, health and abundance in their lives. Learn more about the power of hypnosis at Meridian Peak Hypnosis.

For many, overcoming substance addiction becomes a life-long struggle that consumes energy, money and valuable time. A fight against the urge to use a substance each day becomes a struggle you eventually lose. Modern medicine offers some solutions, but relapsing also is a concern. It may sound like a story line from a movie, but this is the world of someone struggling with substance addiction.

Substance Addiction is Primarily a Mental Health Concern

Hypnotherapists work on a client’s core issues, such as traumatic events and memories that make the person believe they cannot break the cycle. A chronic substance user has a deep and powerful memory bank of failure, fears and hopelessness. Changing the way the brain reacts to these memories actually stops the cravings and the desire for drugs or alcohol.

In AA and 12-step meetings, members’ minds are saturated with beliefs about the fear, the failure, the expectation of relapse and the need to surrender and be powerless. This is very destructive. 12-step programs teach addicts to believe they are powerless, diseased, susceptible, one drink away, “you have not yet hit bottom,” “always an addict,” etc. Those are beliefs that actually contribute to relapse. It is no wonder that so many of clients come to Meridian Peak Hypnosis after years of repeated failure in 12-step programs.

To Improve Substance Addiction, Words and Thoughts Have to Change

Effective hypnotherapists teach a very important tool, usually in the first visit, called self-hypnosis.  This is a critical aspect of breaking the cycle — a new set of words and thoughts that provide you with a new label for yourself. Hypnotherapists help you re-frame the words, thoughts and labels you’ve given yourself and the world around you, then focus those new words into your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the part of you that acts automatically, without thinking.

Studies Show Hypnotherapy Helps Lessen Substance Addictions

Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years and is one of the few ancient therapies scientists have confirmed as being effective.

In a study published in a 2007 edition of the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute they discovered hypnosis helped alleviate post-surgical pain in people. It also helped decrease nausea, fatigue, and discomfort symptoms. Intriguingly, the people in the study also required less sedative during their surgery, which helped the hospital save almost $800 per patient in surgical time and medical procedures.

Hypnosis is proven more effective than traditional counseling

In a study in American Health Magazine, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have a 93% success rate compared with lower results from other methods of therapy which require far more sessions.  Click here to learn more about hypnosis and its high success rate.

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Additional Information:

Wikipedia - Hypnotherapy
Wikipedia - Self Hypnosis
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)