To keep up with our continuing theme of DIY addiction treatment, in this post we are going to cover how to stop addiction with self-hypnosis.
I know it may sound like a mumbo-jumbo, but why not give it a thought? There are numerous instances that hypnosis is able to effectively treat addiction problems. However, in this article, we will talk about self-hypnosis.
Oh by the way, this is just going to be a basic overview on what you can expect from self-hypnosis addiction treatment. This article is just too short to cover a comprehensive method for such kind of DIY treatment. And, here is another important thing.
I highly suggest that you consult with a professional before doing such kind of DIY treatment. A professional opinion is an invaluable source of information. Not only it will give you another perspective, but you are also getting information from a person with the right training.You can check http://www.hopeforfamiliesrecoverycenter.com if you need help in this area.
Now that we have cleared that, let’s move on with DIY self-hypnosis addiction treatment.
Self-Hypnosis – The Basic Idea
The basis of self-hypnosis is easy to understand. It’s not some hocus pocus magical trick.
The idea is all about programming your subconscious mind. Once you are able to change the “core settings” of your mind, you will naturally treat yourself from addiction. However, there is a big challenge.
The challenge is actually programming the subconscious mind. The way to do it is to actually still the body first. Once the body is still and relaxed, the mind can then start to settle.
Once the mind has settle a bit, the subconscious mind is now already susceptible for programming.
Think of it like as pool of water. Every thought you may have is creating a ripple in the water, and that makes it difficult to see through waterbed; which is in this case, is the subconscious mind. So, let’s move to exploring the phases for self-hypnosis.
There are basically two steps in the pre-suggestion phase. In this phase, we are preparing the mind and body so that the subconscious mind can be receptive for programming.
The first step in the pre-suggestion phase is the relaxing the body. This is done by sitting or lying still, and focusing on the breath.
The second step in the pre-suggestion phase is the activation of the imagination. In some sense, you are trying to move your mind away from the outside world and at the same time avoid distracting thoughts. Once the mind and body is fully calmed, relaxed and still, you are then ready for the next phase.
This is the part of the session in which you will inject suggestions to your subconscious mind. The general idea is to say out loud in your mind the programming you want a couple of times. For example, you could say “I am not addicted to alcohol and my body doesn’t need it”.
Once you are done with the suggestion phase, you can then move to the next phase.
In this phase, you will now try to move your focus back to immediate setting and normal consciousness. In this phase, most would suggest that you imagine going up the stairs, as this will represent going back to your normal conscious mind.
Self-hypnosis is definitely worth trying. However, don’t expect that you can get cured in one session. Depending on the gravity of your addiction problem, you may have to repeat it several times at different days. If you are trying to DIY your addiction treatment, it’s definitely worth trying. Just get a more comprehensive guide than this article. Oh, one last reminder.
Don’t forget to consult with a professional first. In some instances, the addiction is so severe that mere self-hypnosis is not going to be enough. This is where are a professional opinion becomes invaluable.
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