Would you like to control your drinking? Eating? Sugar intake? Gambling? Is there an addiction or dependency you would like to change ? Or perhaps you’d like to be free of obsessive thoughts and the compulsive activities you find yourself repeating over and over? Hypnotherapy available at two locations in the Sutherland Shire may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Will power is never enough. And when you find your conscious and unconscious mind in conflict over something that has become addictive, or obsessive, the frustration can build and build.
So, what are compulsions?
A compulsion is often preceded by an obsessive thought: What if I don’t check that all the power points are off and the house burns down? Did I check them all? I feel agitated about it, I better check again! And again. When people have obsessive-compulsive disorder, they are usually aware that their obsession is not real. They are often disturbed by feeling the need to carry out a behavior that defies logic, yet they do it anyway to relieve their anxiety.
- Checking Locks, Outlets or Appliances repeatedly
- Excessive, repetitive Cleaning
- Obsessively checking on loved ones
- routine as ritual
- counting in certain patterns
- having things in symmetrical order etc
Sometimes these are accompanied by troubling and unbidden thoughts and images or urges. The behaviours are an attempt to get rid of these and/or control the anxiety.
Then, what are addictions or dependencies?
A dependency is generally a coping style used to avoid uncomfortable feelings. And it is often pleasurable. Someone with a dependency may deny the behavior has a negative effect on themselves and others until some event forces them out of that denial.
Some common examples may include:
- Excessive Drinking or Binge Drinking
- Food (e.g. Emotional or Comfort Eating)
- Shopping Addictions
- Chocolate Addiction
- Sugar Addiction
- Sex or Porn Addiction
- Texting or Social Media Addiction
- Cannabis Addiction
- Video Games etc
While people who have addictions suffer all manner of discomforts, the desire to use the substance or engage in the behavior is based on the expectation that it will be pleasurable.
In contrast, someone who experiences a compulsion as part of obsessive-compulsive disorder may not get any pleasure from the behavior he carries out. Often, it is a way of dealing with the obsessive part of the disorder, resulting in a feeling of relief.
What will we do in Strategic Hypnotherapy?
Strategic Hypnotherapy is a gentle intervention that works at dissolving the patterns running in the background that keep the behavior alive through emotional energy. Together we’ll look behind the curtain to see how the machinery is working in producing the compulsive activity – and then we’ll make the necessary adjustments so you can let go and fill the new space with things that create new possibility and free you.
If there is a part of you holding you back, if you’re just not quite in sync with what you want to achieve, then now is a great time to take that first step for change and book a personal session with Quantum Hypnotherapy. You may very well find yourself asking why you didn’t do it earlier.
If you’re ready to take that next step now, your first appointment at one of our Sutherland Shire Hypnotherapy clinics with a FREE first 20 minutes to decide if Strategic Hypnotherapy is for you, is only a click away.