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Drinking weekends and holidays only

Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015

Here's an interesting question:
"Hello Chris,
I'm thinking about trying to give up drinking on week days but not on holidays and weekends. If this is a possibility do you have a Saturday morning slot or is it best to do the treatment on a day when you can see if it works?"  M.E.

If your drinking has become habitual, then it is the Subconscious mind that uses the craving system to remind you when it is "time for a drink".  Alcoholics Anonymous would tell this person that because they drink every day, and cannot easily stop by themselves through willpower, this means that they are "alcohol dependent" and have to stop completely, and attend A.A. meetings every week for the rest of their lives.  Fortunately for M.E., I know different!

So I told him that it doesn't matter on which day of the week he came along for the hypnotherapy session, it would work fine and if he just wanted to stop drinking weekdays, sure we can do that.  So we did the session (just one, mind!) at 10am, Saturday 13th June this year.  This is the short and sweet message I got by email on 9th September 2015:

"Chris - just to let you know that three months on I'm still keeping to my plan and not drinking at home during the week now.  Thanks very much. M.E." 

What this proves is: the Subconscious knows what day it is, the weekly cycle and how to make exceptions for holidays then return to the pattern of not drinking in the working week.  So: no need for A.A. then!  more about this

If you would like to change your drinking habits in any way - including quitting altogether if you want to - why not call now on 0161 474 8120 (Office hours) or call/text me on 07748 838 644 any day, any time to find out more.  It's as easy as that!


Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to cut down or quit alcohol since August 2000.   

Categories for this article

  • Alcohol
  • Compulsive Habits
  • Hypnotherapy