Warning Signs Of Addiction And How Hypnosis Can Help
One of the most important things we should realise about addictions is that no one becomes dependent on substances out of choice. These types of habits usually gradually creep up on us.
Many of us are vulnerable to developing an addiction. The sooner these types of habits are nipped in the bud, the easier they are to overcome.
If you are worried that your social activities might be turning into a habit, or getting into addiction territory, then you should become more aware of the early warning signs of addiction.
In this guide, we are going to take a look at some of the first signs of a habit becoming an addiction and we discuss how hypnotherapy can help you overcome these behaviours before they transform into serious problems.
The Early Warning Signs of Addiction
Before you become addicted to a substance, habit, or activity, you might notice some early warning signs. At this point, you might still be able to go without your habit without too many implications but you are slowly moving towards a serious issue. Here are the top signs that something innocent or experimental might be progressing into something serious.
01. You Keep Thinking About It
One of the first signs of a pending addiction is obsessive thinking. When you start thinking about doing something like playing games, gambling, shopping, smoking, or drinking out of the blue then it is a sign that your body is starting to crave these substances or the hormones triggered by these substances.
02. You Keep Seeking Out Excuses to Indulge
It is perfectly fine to enjoy a few games from time to time or to have a drink during social gatherings. But when you start making excuses to go out so you can enjoy these addictive habits then it is also a sign that you are subconsciously craving the stimulant.
03. You Start Losing Control
Those who are on their way to becoming addicted tend to lose control more often when they do use addictive substances or engage in addictive behaviours. You might find yourself getting drunk when you intended to have just one glass of wine. Or perhaps you will spend all night on online gaming when you only wanted to play for one hour. The more you push the threshold, the more likely you are to develop an addiction.
How Hypnosis Can Help You Overcome Smoking and Addictions
Hypnotherapy is a treatment that can help manage the side effects of many different types of addictions, providing the opportunity to reprocess your responses to triggering situations. It can also help people to overcome unhealthy or dangerous habits by interrupting the patterns of behavior.
During these sessions, the hypnotherapist will assist you in changing your thoughts and responses on a subconscious level. Through suggestion and visualisation, the hypnotherapist will help you to desire healthier activities instead, and realise the seriousness of the problem and then enhance the desire for a healthier lifestyle. With increased willpower and belief in your abilities, you will find it so much easier to steer away from something that may otherwise rule your entire life.
If you identify with any of the signs
discussed in this guide then it is time to book an appointment with Evolution Hypnotherapy. Addictions are always easier to overcome in their early stages and it is always better to seek help before your life and family starts to suffer. Turn to professional help.
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