Hypnotherapy for addiction in Newcastle upon Tyne
Hypnotherapy can be utilised to help you break free from the physical and psychological addictions that usually begin as pleasurable or stress reducing activities but end up dominating and controlling your behaviours.
An addiction in this instance is defined as something, an activity, that is literally compulsive and is engaged in but that you really, really don’t want to do. An instance where the mind or intention is completely overruled by compulsion.
The rather important definition of an addiction here is that urges and compulsions seem to take over the conscious or rational self and the aftermath is a feeling of regret, remorse and never again. But cyclically it happens again and again. This defines an addiction that is neither good or beneficial long term.
An addiction is a pathologically or negative behaviour and has noting to do with recreational drug use or behaviours unless it becomes a problem. Many people can have a drink, smoke a joint, run ever day or have a flutter at the horses, no problem. The problem comes into being when a person can’t function well without engaging in such a behaviour and the behaviour is necessary to feel normal.
Addictions come in the widest variety and flavours you or anyone could possibly imagine. The more common addictions hypnotherapy can help with are addictions to drugs, behaviours and even ways of thinking.
To offer a flavour of exogenous drug addictions that are common are addictions to two of the most freely available and government endorsed ( they make more money from revenue than it cost’s to treat ) are alcohol and tobacco. The basic underground drug of addiction top trump is cocaine and more so derivatives.
Other addictions that are sponsored by our government are gambling and pornography. They are both genuine as being very very old and established and for the most part harmless in that most of us do engage in these activities in some form in a very mild way. Serious problems arise when these activities form routine behaviours that initially feel good but seep into our life’s as escapism.
Addictions Neuro Biology
Addictions are biologically and neurologically formed and activated by a gorgeous little part in the brain in the meso-limbic-cortical path way. Specifically the midbarain ( mesencephalon ) in the ventral tegmental area, the nucleus accumbens septi ( diencephalon ) and into projected pathways in the frontal cortex.
The meso-limbic-cortex pathway makes great use of the neuro-transmitter dopamine. This is the so called pleasure pathway of the brain. What is amazingly interesting is that dopamine is not really to do with reward but has everything to do with the anticipation of reward or in other words MOTIVATION.
From a stumulus, not the act of doing, we are massively motivated to perform an action. Check this out – if you are a drug addict imagine or think about taking your drug of choice – you most likely have the urge to participate. Maybe if you are a current smoker you can imagine having a tab, if you are a gambler imagine placing a bet … you are not doing it but probably feel a sense, a rising compulsion to act.
STOP. The reward will never be as good as seasiationing or actually doing it. But this is conscious mind stuff. You probably will act on your motivation or you are no longer and addict and you have just discovered a new freedom.
In case you are still an addict and you want a way to free yourself and whatever you have tried and failed to stop you have another option. The option you have is hypnotherapy for addiction that is a honest and one to one way for you to go forward.
But … before you call you really need to be solid in the following concepts.
- You will engage in ANY set tasks relative to your freedom.
- You will provide feedback from sessions.
- You accept a real and genuine responsibility for change. This means you do not expect your problems to go away with no effort from you.
Remember its only a problem when its a problem and I only work with you if you are absolutely committed to change otherwise we are both wasting out time. When you are committed to changing a serious problematic behaviour call now.
For help with addictions call Nigel Hetherington for Hypnotherapy in Newcastle to help you break free from the addictions that are destroying your life. 0770 481 8467. Complementary initial consultation that will take about 20 minutes.