Many people often get in touch with me at www.HypnotherapyinSheffield.co.uk to find out how to stop drinking alcohol using hypnosis. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop drinking, but it is important to realise it will not cure you overnight! To find out more about how it can help you to quit drink, bravely read on….
When people ask ‘How do I stop drinking?’ My first thoughts are always that the hardest step has been taken. You’ve identified a problem – potentially a life threatening, relationship ending, family depriving, MAJOR barrier to happiness. Yet it still feels from time to time that it’s the drink that helps you cope with all of these scary or negative thoughts. You should feel proud of even thinking about wanting to stop drinking as that shows your mind is already figuring out how to be free.
No one is a robot. Our feelings and emotions can be upsetting, difficult to process and make us feel like failures to boot. If you have a drinking habit on top of other problems in your life (which most people do) it can seem like a pretty big mountain to even consider climbing.
Being addicted to alcohol means at some point it was a crutch. It felt like an answer. Now you’re asking your mind to change it’s opinion. Naturally, it will have a problem with that at first. Perhaps now you are feeling like crap in the mornings (the time of day you’d normally be sorting stuff out), you are hiding in the evenings (drinking alone or just with other drinkers) or ‘living La Vida Loca’ and dancing on tables and telling people ‘home truths’ and weekends can be a hit or a blur. If you’re feeling this, then you can change. You can get ahead of this.
The key time therefore to change your life if you’re drinking too much (based on the above), is between 12-8pm. Check the clock now – give yourself a pat on the back if it’s between this time. If not, write this article or my name down on a piece of paper right now (it’s called ‘Wanting to stop drinking alcohol’ and my name is hypnotherapist SHAUNA). Do it. That way, tomorrow, you can look at it between that time and give yourself a pat on the back. Do it for yourself tomorrow. Plus you can find me easier then to get in touch with me, and get your drinking sorted. It doesn’t matter where you are either. You don’t have to currently be in Sheffield to access the hypnotherapy to stop drinking alcohol, we can do it over zoom or videocall wherever you are as long as you can relax somewhere.
Now, you might be thinking of cutting down alcohol, or cutting down your drinking because, well, you’re not ready to give it up. But what if I told you that’s a fucking excuse and you know it? You’re life revolves around it and it’s slowly drying and inflating your body as it kills you. Would you be surprised? Or are you actually nodding right now? It’s distorting the appearance of your nose (it grows bulbous) as well as distorting your thinking about yourself.
Sometimes it takes someone to be really straight with you so you can be straight with yourself and sure enough, a magical thing happens. You begin to take back your power over yourself. Not over alcohol. Just over yourself. Hypnosis can help you to feel differently about stopping drinking alcohol. It can help you to feel less interested, less inclined, feel less need to drink.
It can certainly help. Nothing and no one can physically stop you taking a drink if you choose, but with hypnotherapy we make that choice less and less appealing and positive alternatives much more enjoyable. The alcohol habit can begin to weaken – so you feel your confidence and energy levels start to come back. It works by relaxing your mind into a theta state (a bit like sleep mode on a computer) compared to the fast and alert Beta brain waves (like when our computer is scrolling through Facebook and lining up an episode on Netflix). In this relaxed state, it is able to absorb positive suggestions for change much easier at a more powerful, deeper level. This can help many thousands of people everyday to become the person they want to be, using hypnotherapy.
It’s still extremely advisable that your GP is in touch with you to make sure you safely come off drink and push up your sugar levels in the short term – there’s so much sugar in alcohol your body becomes tolerant to large levels and it can have a shock if you suddenly cut it out – not to worry you, it’s fine if you take some basic steps – but it’s advisable you have specialist support alongside hypnotherapy to help you kick it to the kerb.
If you’ve read this far then you’re serious about wanting to stop drinking and get free of being addicted to alcohol – there is a way and you can do it. Even if you think you’re just getting ‘a bit dependent on alcohol’, or tolerating it ‘a bit too well’. We both know what that means and it’s time to sort it out now, before it gets any worse.
Private and confidential support and hypnotherapy are amazing if you can choose to have it, but if you are struggling and can’t access that, there are many free 12 step programmes you can access as well that are fantastic, helpful and really supportive at helping you quit – look here at the North East Region group for Alcoholics Anonymous for local groups. Remember – some free groups are better than others. Not all are super religious either, that can be a bit of a myth. Shop around groups! If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t. Simply attend another! – that’s right, try a few and simply choose one of the groups that is most filled with people similar to yourself (similar jobs, statuses, relationships, kids, ages etc where you felt ‘normal’. This bit is really important. Trust me, once you’ve been you’ll understand). Oh and… Good luck my friend.
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