In my wild and reckless youth, I did everything. I can be honest about that now because I've been clean for many years, but I know all about drug habits and I specialise in helping people get rid of them easily with hypnotherapy. I didn't: I knew nothing about hypnotherapy back then so I had to quit the hard way every time, including some pretty serious I/V usage so I know what that's like and I don't recommend it. But even quitting a smoking habit can drive you up the wall, if you try to do it the hard way.
Hypnotherapy is easy. All habitual behaviour is controlled by the Subconscious (S/C) part of the mind. Hypnosis is simply a means of getting information to that part of the brain. When you consider quitting or decide to quit, that's a conscious decision and the S/C simply doesn't know, so it drives the habit on through the cravings system. Most people try to resist this with willpower (conscious effort). Yeah, good luck with that!
REAL DRUG ADDICTIONS
There aren't many. The opiates. Barbiturates - but who takes those nowadays? Everything else is compulsive habit really, so it can be shut down in a single session, cravings and all. Cannabis, ketamine, amphetamines, cocaine - even crack - all the usual stuff. I've done this for many people over the last 15 years, and hypnotherapy reduces the risk of relapse by a very big margin. Even if there is a relapse, we can fix it immediately.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
Contact me to book a session. Turn up for it. Then I explain everything and we chat about your drug experiences. Then you put your feet up for a bit and have a rest whilst listening to some relaxing music. You don't go to sleep, but it is pretty relaxing. I explain everything to your S/C mind, but your conscious mind hears it too. It seems like nothing much is happening really and frankly the conscious mind doesn't expect it to work, but afterwards you just don't want the drug any more.
CAN ANY HYPNOTHERAPIST DO THIS?
No. Most of them don't know the difference between an addiction and a compulsive habit, but I do. I know the difference intimately, and I can help with either but real addictions may require more than one session, that's all. Compulsive habits usually don't.
MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT STOPPING?
That's normal! That's why the session takes two hours, so I can deal with any anxieties and concerns. But you don't have to do anything really, you can leave it all up to me. more about this
Does this sound like the kind of help YOU need? Then call or text 07748 838 644 or call the landline on 0161 474 8120 any day, and time, and ask for Chris. You'll be glad you did!
Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, manchester and Tameside UK ditch their drug habits since August 2000