Hypnotherapy to help break the cycle of addiction | Leyland, Preston, Chorley

The first step in overcoming any addiction starts by acknowledging that the addiction exists. After many months or years of coping with it, this can be a difficult step, but it's the most important step as now you can begin to take action.

No one sets out to become an addict or lose life to an addiction

We only become aware we've an issue when we're incapable of breaking the hold it has over our life. But by then it's a problem; and a problem we may have to hide and lie about. Clients often talk about how the addiction can leave them with a sense of shame and guilt.

To find out more, call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.

What comes to mind when you think of the words addict or addiction?

Your first thoughts might be drink and drugs, and you'd be right. But addicts come in all forms, dependent on many different things, and drink and drugs are the typical impressions of a dependence

More and more through media interest we have come to realise that people from all backgrounds and levels of society develop addictions to behaviours such as gambling, cosmetic surgery, the internet, facebook, twitter, shopping, computer games, watching TV, relationships, exercise and eating, and in my office I work with these addictions and more, on a regular basis.

I can stop whenever I want...

You may have convinced yourself of that many times. But with any addiction free will has been taken over by a dependence, and so any addiction has the power to take over your life. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but eventually; and maybe that's where you are now and why you're visiting this site.

How does hypnotherapy treatment for addictions help me recover from my addiction?

Working with addicts and addictions it becomes clear that don't want to be an addict, and they don't want to throw their lives away. Often they do it because they just want to feel better, they just want to feel normal. They just want to stop feeling everything else for a little while and the addiction gives them that.

OK, so first things first. Hypnotherapy isn't mind control.

Often clients seeking hypnotherapy treatment for addictions are looking for the hypnotist to reprogram them in some way, hoping that I will suggest that the addiction is so unpleasant that they give it up, or that hypnosis will increase their willpower to resist the temptation of their addiction.

As if by relaxing in a chair, me saying close your eyes and in a moment when I count to three everything is going to be better, in a moment when I count to three, you'll have forgotten about your addiction. Do you really think that would work?

If it did work then all you would have to do is listen to a tape or keep reading those positive statement pictures that appear on facebook and you'd be free from your addiction and fully recovered.

Some of that can work for habits, but it doesn't take into account the emotional needs of the addiction.

Getting to the root cause is the key, and that's where hypnotherapy works.

Any help or treatment for addictions that doesn't help reveal, and then deal with the root cause is doomed to failure or short term changes at best.

Regression hypnotherapy is used to uncover the deep rooted unconscious reasons for the addiction that may not be apparent through traditional techniques. Once we get to the root of the need and subsequent addiction, we can cleanse those emotion such as hurt, guilt, sadness etc.

Then your unconscious mind will be an open fertile ground for accepting new positive suggestions for change, so that you can live again.

To find out more about the stages and process of change, have a look at the 'The process' and the 'F.A.Q' pages from the menu options above.

You must want to change for you, and you must want to be part of the process

If you feel that you're ready to take that first step to take back control, then call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.

I can't stress that fact strong enough as often the addiction can be fuelled by feelings such as guilt, fear, anger, sadness or feelings of loss, and these feelings are almost always connected to past experiences where the addictive behaviour started.

Working with addictions can be uncomfortable; because they can bring us face to face with the reason we developed them in the first place.

So the key to the success is a real want to change and a willingness and honesty to be open to letting the feelings go, because you can't break a pattern unless you know where it came from.

If you can honestly say that 'I will do whatever I need to do to set myself free from the prison cell of addiction'. Then we can work together to achieve that goal.

How many sessions of Hypnotherapy will I need?

Each person is as unique as the cause of the issue, and as such the number of sessions varies from person to person. Ultimately it comes down to a persons openness to the process.

What's the cost per session?

The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.

How can I pay for treatment?

Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.

Chris gelder hypnotherapist in preston

What's the next step in putting an end to my addiction?

If you feel that enough is enough and have reached the end of the road with your addiction and all that it brings into your life. Is it time for you to take that first step to take back control? If so, then call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.

Chris gelder addictions hypnotherapist

Chris Gelder registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the government backed UK regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners

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Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy
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Hypnotherapy treatment for addictions in Leyland Lancashire