Once cravings and addictions take hold, they are literally wired into our brain and the reward centre making it super difficult to just stop and give up. It doesn’t matter if it’s cigarettes, sugar, food or alcohol (as in the case here), once it’s a hard-wired habit, it’s very hard to break.
Hypnotherapy is something that has incredible results for cravings and addictions. There are a few different methods that can be used in hypnosis to overcome your cravings and one of them is to have a clear aversion or dislike to that which you previously craved.
The treatments are well tolerated by patients and have generated multiple treatment-outcome reports of one-year abstinence rates of contacted patients in the range of 60% to 70%
(Elkins, 1991; Frawley & Howard, 2009; Revusky, 2009)
These are the scans of a lady who had a specific drinking habit and through hypnosis was able to beat this addiction through replacing the addictive thoughts with beliefs of aversion to alcohol.
When in a state of hypnosis, you are literally in a different space and you are able to learn new ways of behaving in the future. There is a part of the brain that doesn’t know the difference between what is real, and what is imagined, and hence, when you practice new behaviors in hypnosis, these become the basis for new habits. It’s important to work with a good therapist that can get you into the perfect hypnotic state and assist with creating the right imagery for the best results and lasting change.
“I think we have pretty definitive evidence here that the brain is working differently when a person is in hypnosis,”said Dr. David Spiegel, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford who has studied the effectiveness of hypnosis
If you would like to change those addictions and cravings using hypnotherapy, then reach out. I help people all over the world beat addictions and cravings with the power of hypnosis at an affordable rate.