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Orlando Alcohol Dependency and Alcoholism Hypnotherapy

For most people, hypnosis is a safe, reliable, and effective method for dealing with alcoholism. While there is hope for everyone dealing with alcohol addiction, each individual requires a specific program tailored to their needs. Keep in mind, the recovery process is long and requires commitment from and extensive support to the individual. Utilizing our program, “long” is defined as only a month with *80% recovery from the very first session. When evaluating addiction program options, the following points should be considered:

  • No single program is appropriate for all individuals, we customize each and every program for the individual.
  • A professional needs to be readily available. We have a 24 hour on-call individual for our clients during the recovery process. That means whether someone is in our office or their home (same cost) someone is available 24-7.
  • Effective programs attend to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her addiction. Again, we customize each and every program for the individual suffering from the addiction.
  • An individual’s plan must be assessed often and modified to meet the person’s changing needs. This is accomplished with our program on a daily basis.
  • Remaining in the program for the adequate period of time is critical for program’s effectiveness.
  • Counseling and other behavioral therapies are critical components of virtually all effective programs for addiction.
  • Addicted or abusing individuals with coexisting mental disorders should have both disorders addressed in an integrated way.
  • Medical management of withdrawal syndrome is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. This is accomplished with our program on a daily basis without medications-our clients are virtually withdrawal free.
  • Any addiction program needs to be voluntary to be effective. An individual must want to stop drinking, period.
  • Possible drug use during a program must be monitored continuously. We often work with our client’s licensed physician if this is a requirement or request.
  • Alcohol addiction is not a disease and there is hope of full recovery.

By introducing relaxation therapy along with imagery, hypnosis helps remove physical barriers to recovery, such as the body’s symptoms of withdrawal, anxiety, muscle tension, spasm and pain. Along with reinforcing the commitment to sobriety or abstinence from alcohol.

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Factors that are often associated with alcoholism

Most often there is an initial sensitizing event (ISE) or closely-related group of events that has precisely contributed to many of these factors listed below. Hypnotherapy helps remove that pivotal event as an underlying dynamic in someone’s life- an event that has served as the root or origin of subsequent factors and events. The subsequent factors or events (many of which are listed below) will no longer have a substantial hold or emotional meaning to the subconscious. Once the ISE is resolved, the result is a balanced conscious lifestyle no longer needing ANY addiction to survive day to day.

The following factors are in no particular order and may or may not be familiar (look for similarities rather than differences) {Based on a combination of a number of US studies}:

  • Childhood sense of generally not belonging
  • Bullying at school – unwillingness to fight back
  • Sense of a lack of attention / love as a child
  • Compulsion to be the best / to excel (attention / love seeking – generally compulsive / obsessive)
  • Need for substantial levels of external validation / positive feedback
  • Strong sense of fear (especially as a child – often in social situations)
  • Very able to generate stress / anxiety
  • Inability to deal with stress / anxiety / emotions (especially anger)
  • Risk avoidance often followed by excessive risk taking
  • Emotional abuse (often from parents – real or perceived – family dysfunction is often present)
  • Lack of self esteem / self confidence
  • Inability / unwillingness to deal with the pain of rejection / loss
  • Inability to relax (insomnia can often present) / living life in a state of anxiety / making decisions that tend to perpetuate anxiety (including drinking to excess)
  • Other members of the family had / have alcohol / drug problems (hence the genetic link V learned behavior argument)
  • Unusually strong reactions towards authority figures
  • Often there will be two aspects of the persona that appear to be in conflict / contradictory (e.g. outwardly confident / inner chaos)
  • Initial intolerance to alcohol when first starting to drink often including particularly bad hangovers
  • Habitual tendency when drinking to drink until more or less unconscious
  • Habitual tendency to change every other variable in their lives apart from alcohol consumption (eg moving jobs / country / changing partners)
  • Tendency to act on impulse without considering future consequences
  • Self-limiting (incorrect) belief that they are not in control of how they think / feel and that external factors such as alcohol are
  • An unwillingness to seek help / admit weakness
  • Low tolerance of boredom

A specific traumatizing incident (Significant Emotional Event) is in fact relatively uncommon as a “reason”, as is physical (but not emotional) child abuse, as is drinking to forget other painful memories.

Learning to Live Again – Facing Reality

Dealing with family, people at work, close friends, and even acquaintances can induce a multitude of mixed feelings. Someone reaching for alcohol uncontrollably feels powerless to contain the onslaught of emotions not only because of failure to recognize them; but also due to the fact they come and go so fast.

Since it is necessary to go on with a healthier life handling these situations and their recurring sensations is important. Add that to the already reeling emotions and battling the addiction and it may seem overwhelming and even pointless. That is the subconscious at work busily defending the mind as best as it knows how.

*Hypnosis can help re-train the subconscious so handling emotions comes easily and without effort. Once a behavior takes on a new color, other people’s stereotypes and beliefs about that person will change too. Our clients find a positive side to their life that they only dreamed existed.

What to Expect and the End Result

*The psychological and emotional issues surrounding alcoholism will be addressed. Just exactly as everyone learns to walk and talk in infancy, the subconscious mind will be taught to cope with issues that were impossible of dealing with at one time which led to the abusive behavior. Coping is an important part of healing the emotional pain. Again, this will come naturally without extra thought and effort.

Through hypnotherapy emotional or physiological triggers for relapse will be identified and avoidance techniques explored and put into action. Positive feelings and the ability to succeed will be reinforced, as can motivational techniques, body image and self-control. Additionally, many clients have found that hypnosis calms the nerves, the mind, and the body, releases stress and alleviates anxiety. Imagine this without the use of a replacement drug such as Prozac.

For most people, the positive ideas and perspectives that are received build self-esteem and boost confidence. Personal accountability for one’s self, thoughts, and actions again become reality and so does continual recovery. But moreover, hypnotherapy has a positive effect on every aspect of a person’s life.

Our addiction hypnotherapy program can be used in conjunction with any current support network or addictions program to put anyone back in control of their emotions and make recovery a complete success. If you are looking for assistance with alcohol-abuse or alcoholism, contact an experienced alcohol addiction hypnotherapist of Orlando Hypnosis Clinic at (407) 369-8474 today.


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