How Hypnosis Can Help Overcome Addictions
By: Beth A. Snyder, Clinical Hypnotherapist
There is a saying on my website (bethsnyderhypnosis.com), “pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” This is true, but just knowing it doesn’t stop you from hurting. Whether your addiction is to a substance, a person or a behavior, the emotional pain feels sharp as a knife.
That is because physical pain and emotional pain are experienced in the same part of the brain. So, when you suffer emotional disruption your pain receptors light up as if you were sliced open.
If you believe, as I do, that all addictions are a misguided attempt to soothe emotional pain and distress, then you will understand that finding a way to be with your pain and allowing it to pass is the path to emotional freedom and wholeness.
This is where hypnotherapy is at its most effective. The latest neuroscience shows that the brain continues to grow new circuitry throughout a person’s lifespan. When hypnosis is conducted by a Certified Clinical & Transpersonal Hypnotherapist such as myself, it can be used to bypass the critical mind and access the subconscious. Then it can help to ‘rewire’ the underlying pain, or root cause, of addiction and allow for a more loving and expansive life.
Tapping Into The BodyMind Connection
You’ve probably heard of muscle memory: the idea that by practicing your footwork or the tango it becomes easier, even a ‘no-brainer,’ to do a martial art or dance step. The same dynamic is true for emotional memory.
Research into the body/mind connection has shown that the emotions we feel today, and those we’ve experienced all through our lives, are stored in our glands, organs, tissues and cells. The good news is that through hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic (re)programming (NLP) and other psychosomatic modalities, we can literally change what can be called the cellular subconscious.
Through my work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner, I know that the path to emotional freedom is through rewiring our neuro pathways away from pain and back to pleasure. Yes, back to pleasure! We are all biologically programmed for happiness: hardwired for bliss.
Mastering our emotions – those we feel in the moment and the emotional memories that are holding us back from our highest potential – is not as hard as you think. It can be as easy as a hop, skip and a jump.
You can start your personal empowerment program today! Click here http://www.bethsnyderhypnosis.com/emotional-freedom-technique/ for a demonstration of one of the powerful psychosomatice modalties available to you now, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Then call for a free consultation at (941) 228-8020 to learn more about hypnoanalysis, self-directed neuroplasticity and nlp.
Why Top Performers Use Hypnosis?
In this over-stimulating and competitive era, it’s easy to feel distracted, even discouraged, about your ability to shine. Perhaps you feel your progress in reaching your goals is consistently under par; or maybe you ‘freeze up’ at exactly the time when you need to be ‘in the flow’.
Sound familiar? You are not alone. Top sports figures like golfer Tiger Woods, basketball star Michael Jordan and many other athletes have had the same difficulties. It is well documented that one method they use to override and dissolve their self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk is therapeutic hypnosis, also called hypnotherapy.
How does it work? First, I want to explain that hypnotherapy is not something that takes you over or makes you lose control. It is an alert state where you become more aware and focused on achieving your personal best.
As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner, I am trained to unearth your negative mind talk and change it to positive. By working with me, after a few sessions, if not after only one visit, you will have learned techniques for anxiety reduction and begun to shift the subconscious from old ‘tape loops’ that end in failure, to new recordings of success and achievement.
Performance enhancement does not have to come from a pill or a protein powder. You already have what it takes to succeed!