Do you think you have a drinking problem? Alcohol is physically and psychologically addictive. So if you experience physical withdrawals, plan events around alcohol instead of taking care of your responsibilities, find yourself drinking in the morning or in stressful situations, chances are you have a severe drinking problem. 

Hypnosis And Hypnotherapy 

Hypnosis is more than a stage trick; in fact, it’s a scientific tool that puts human beings in a relaxed state to turn their attention inward and improve their focus. Hypnotherapy combines this (hypnosis) with psychotherapy to achieve medical benefits. Because your consciousness is more exposed in a hypnotized state, it increases the overall psychological insight of the thought process. For this reason, hypnosis has proven to be effective in smoke cessation – a study found that 36 percent of patients who receive hypnosis remained non-smokers even after 26 weeks. In contrast, only 18 percent who received nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) remained non-smokers. 

Hypnotherapy And Alcohol Addiction

More often than not, hypnotherapy has proven to be a helpful approach that combines with other forms of treatment. Addiction may occur due to traumatic events, a number of stressors, or even past experiences. Often, people turn to alcohol or drugs as an option for self-medicating to deal with such circumstances. However, this does more harm than good. 

On the other hand, hypnotherapy is aimed to change the way an individual thinks or behaves in a particular situation. This therapy seeks to access the subconscious mind of the drinker to induce suggestions to alter harmful thoughts and behaviors into positive ones. 

 A man hitting a woman under the influence of alcohol

Alcohol Treatment 

Firstly, the hypnotherapist will encourage you to enter a trance-like state of deep relaxation where your unconscious mind becomes more readily accepting of suggestions. Next, special suggestion techniques are used to alter your perspective of certain things. For example, the recommendations may be custom-tailored to your triggers, changing your reaction pattern toward the drink and helping you eliminate the urge to drink. 

In addition, hypnosis for alcoholism offers increased relaxation, improved immune system function, and relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. Although rare, some patients may experience headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, or the creation of false memories in the short term. 

Alcohol Addiction Therapy In Naples, FL

If you or your partner needs help with substance abuse in Naples, Florida, Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples can assist you in overcoming your addictions. Our certified clinical hypnotherapists offer treatment for physical issues such as weight loss management, drug addiction treatment, alcoholism therapy, smoking cessation, eating disorders, and trauma therapy. We also address underlying emotional troubles – such as anxiety treatment, stress management, anger management, insomnia (sleeping disorder) therapy, bipolar disorder, and depression treatment. Book an appointment today.


Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI