- Mobile Phone
- Social Media
- Screen Addiction
- Alcohol etc
Addiction is very common, according to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are addicted to something.
We most commonly associate addictions with smoking, gambling, drugs and alcohol, but addictive behaviour can come in many forms, perhaps mobile phones, social media, gaming addiction, working, shopping for example, and all of these behaviours share similarities, regardless of the substance or behaviour involved.
Social media addiction can increase feelings of loneliness and depression. Social media should be a way to enhance your social life, not replace it. Addiction to social media and the internet is a growing problem in modern life, by looking at other people’s lives and “comparing and despairing”. Social media is designed to be seriously addictive, research has shown that “Likes” and “Retweets” can provide an addictive dopamine rush which leads to addiction, break the habit, get a digital detox.
Addictions can not only harm your health, but can often have an impact on those around you affecting personal relationships, work and the overall quality of your life.
The reason why Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works so rapidly with addictions is because it works directly with your subconscious mind, bypassing the critical mind and getting to the root of the issue so that changes can be made that support your goals quickly and efficiently.
Any need or habit you feel to be getting out of control is at risk of becoming an addiction. The sooner that you act, the easier it is to overcome. Whilst you need the motivation and desire to change, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you with the process of changing and stopping addictive behaviours.
We’ll work together to help you to understand and reduce your cravings and desires. It can also give you an awareness of the triggers or underlying reasons for your reliance to give you back control.