Hypnotherapy for addictions in Newcastle can help with the most stubborn and seemingly impossible long term habits you need to change.
We perceive addictions in variety of forms from drugs to people to behaviours. The term addiction is used for both psychological and physiological trappings that to stop them could likely cause serious trauma and withdrawal anxiety.
Having an addiction is not the same as an occasional glass of wine or cigarette. It is not the same as infrequent recreational drug use because this is where the user both wants and likes their chosen drug of choice.
An addiction becomes a problem where the user does not like but wants and needs their drug of addiction. When you want to stop an addiction hypnotherapy Newcastle may be able to help you break free.
Common Addictions Hypnotherapy Can Help With
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Neuro Biology Of Addiction
Any addictive substance or behaviour will activate some very specific areas in the brain. These are called the mezolimbic and mezocortical pathways and are dopaminergic in nature.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for motivation or desire to do something or act in some way. In is not really what makes you feel euphoric, good or full of life. Dopamine motivates you to take action. And the more dopamine involved the more addictive.
The Ventral Tegmental Area ( VTA ) in the mid brain has direct neural projection to the Nucleus Accumbens ( NA ) that is specifically involved in all addictions. This path way is the mezolimbic pathway.
The VTA also projects to the frontal cortex. The orbital frontal and pre-frontal cortex. Stimulation here particularly of the left pre-frontal cortex is associated with feelings of well being and even euphoria.
Starting An Addiction
Addictions really seem to begin in one of two ways. The first being some activity or behaviour feels very good and brings much pleasure. Regular usage of increasing amounts or more behaviour are required to feel as good. Do this enough and it stops feeling good and you still want the addictive source.
The second way is a potentially addictive behaviour or substance is used to alleviate some physiological or psychological pain. Either the pain goes away or is even forgotten yet the addiction persists.
Stopping An Addiction
An addiction because of its very nature can be tricky to stop. The addict must want to stop and not as some half hearted attempt to please someone else but must genuinely want to stop.
There is the actual stopping the addiction which means no longer indulging in the behaviour, drug or activity and doing something else instead.
There is also the environment. If a particular addiction primarily takes place in a certain location, situation or environment it is usually a very good idea to avoid this place at least until you are sure the addiction has passed. It may be a good idea to do this permanently if possible.
Hypnotherapy For Addiction In Newcastle
Newcastle hypnotherapy can help you discover and utilise the deep motivation to quit an addiction and to stay free from that. The most importance step you can take is one of commitment to change.
No matter what you read on some hypnotherapy websites becoming free of a serious and long term addiction is likely to take more than just one or two sessions. It may take less sessions but do be realistic.
When you are totally committed to breaking free from an addiction and are committed to the process – Call Nigel Hetherington for a completely free consultation on 0770 481 8467 at Newcastle Hypnotherapy.