ADDICTION_BREAKING THE CYCLE WITH COGNITIVE HYPNOSIS (A COMBINATION OF CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY AND CBT
Addiction although unpredictable can happen to just about anyone out there. Today, facts show that millions of people including youths suffer from different forms of addiction with some resulting from other mental challenges. Unfortunately, Addiction, if not treated, can result in physical, psychological, social and even financial problems. Did I forget to mention that it can seriously affect your performance especially your social life? So, for people suffering from addiction, your best bet is to go for a treatment option that addresses each aspect of the addiction, and treats it from a wholistic prospective. In this post, I’ll show you one treatment option that is showing a lot of promise.
ADDICTION: DISSECTING THE FACTS
While a lot of people believe that addiction happens to only people who abuse substances, addiction goes way beyond the abuse of substances and can happen to just about anybody. For some people, addiction can be triggered as a result of family history; for others, it can be as a result of influence from peers. Whatever the case, addiction is an undesirable experience that needs to be tackled with urgency. Yes, there are a lot of treatment options including medications that can be used to treat addiction, but one that has shown lots of promise in the treatment of addiction is cognitive hypnosis.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE HYPNOTHERAPY?
Cognitive hypnotherapy is an incredible treatment available for people suffering from all forms of addiction. Cognitive hypnotherapy combineshypnotherapy with techniques and concepts from cognitivebehavioral therapy and empowers clients with the tools they need to change their thoughts and reactions to a particular stressor, or situation. Based on modern psychology and neuroscience there is a growing consensus among clinicians that hypnosis enhances cognitive and behavioral interventions.
HOW COGNITIVE HYPNOTHERAPY AND CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY HELP TREAT ADDICTION
Without mincing words, one of the causes of addiction is the development of habits and behavioral patterns that have become difficult to stop. But thanks to cognitive hypnotherapy, your addiction can become a thing of the past. This treatment involves the use of relaxation techniques by the physician to alter your psychology, so you become receptive to suggestions developed individually to address your specific needs. The exciting thing about cognitive hypnotherapy is not just the fact that it helps treat symptoms of anxiety but that it helps deal with the root cause of addiction. During this treatment, patients can be taught self-hypnosis with sessions recorded so they can use when they feel the urge to engage in the stuff they are addicted to. This treatment helps patients develop confidence in their ability to stop using the substances they are addicted to or other addiction, while also helping them to deal with urges and cravings and sticking to a resolve to avoid a relapse.
There is no doubt that cognitive hypnotherapy has proven to be one of the best treatment for addiction and the catch is, it has little or no side effects whatsoever.