There's a T-Shirt in the window of a clothes shop near my office here in the centre of Stockport which says on the front: "Ketamine: Just say Neigh".
Okay, it's not that funny but that's the kind of thing that makes me smile, unfortunately. At one time I might even have bought it, but I think I'm getting a bit old to wear T-shirts with drug references on them.
I'm certainly not too old to help people get rid of their old drug habits with hypnosis though, and Ketamine has now joined the list of drug habits people are bringing to Central Hypnotherapy these days. Please don't be shy about doing likewise, regarding any drug... this is familiar territory for me, and of course this service is completely confidential.
Essentially, all compulsive habits are the same. Behaviour that was originally optional (i.e. occasional and under your conscious control, you could take it or leave it) became regular and predictable, so the Subconscious mind quietly took over the running of it, making it habitual and compulsive. Once that has happened, conscious decisions, promises and resolutions to stop doing it usually make no difference, or only a temporary difference.
At the same time, regular use tends to lead to increases in quantities used, because tolerance increases. This also means an increase in toxicity, which usually just makes you ill in the end.
Naturally there comes a point where the constant repetition of this cycle creates more boredom, exhaustion and unpleasantness than it does pleasure, but you still don't seem able to stop! That is the point at which you should ring me, because shutting down the habit with hypnotherapy is easy once you reach that stage.
Without hypnotherapy, it is still possible to stop but it isn't easy and the chances of starting again are high. After effective hypnotherapy there is a much lower risk of relapse. And anyway, relapses can be corrected with hypnotherapy.
By the way...
There is an urban myth that says that if you have hypnotherapy to get rid of a habit like smoking or drug-taking, and you start again, then hypnosis won't work a second time. It is absolutely untrue, and in fact relapses are easy to fix. Still, I prefer to prevent them if we can, by doing such a good job in the first place that relapse is very unlikely.
People who take drugs like cocaine, cannabis and ketamine are naturally curious people. They want to know what it's like. So we shouldn't be surprised if some of those people are also curious about hypnotherapy, and want to see if it will knock out their rather expensive drug habit, now that their curiosity about that drug has been thoroughly satisfied.
We also shouldn't be too surprised if some of those people might later feel inclined to 'test' the success of the session by trying the drug again sometime later, just to see what will happen.
No need, though. I can tell you exactly what will happen! That test will lead to another test, which will lead to another and another until you are right back where you started, and kicking yourself! At first you try to kid yourself that you're controlling it but it just increases.
You see, hypnotherapy does not prevent you from taking drugs if that is what you choose to do anyway. But if you just want to ditch the habit without having to suffer, and move on, hypnotherapy is by far the easiest way to do that. It is also the easiest and quickest way to deal with relapses, if any should occur. And it is the most effective way of changing the mixed feelings about drug use that caused the relapse in the first place, so there is less chance of another.
So if you just want your freedom back, call me (Chris) any time to find out more. If on the other hand you are still at the stage where you feel like drugs are lots and lots of fun, then don't ring me. I'm not here to spoil anyone's fun - you go right ahead and poison yourself, I certainly did. Besides, you'll have other people you need to ring.
No, I'm the guy to call when you suddenly realise that it stopped being fun quite some time ago, and now it just seems a bit of a nuisance really!
0161-474-8120 or call/text 07748 838 644 any day, any time.
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes BA(Hons) HPD DipCAH MNCH is a Senior Registered Hypnotherapy Practitioner (General Hypnotherapy Register) and has been providing effective and confidential hypnosis and hypnotherapy services at Central Hypnotherapy for Stockport, Manchester, Tameside and Cheshire since August 2000.