Addictions arise normally when a major need in a person’s life is not being met. Sometimes a highly emotional event can act as a trigger, such as a divorce, or being made redundant, or the death of a close family member or friend. A huge dip in the feel-good chemicals required in the brain to help us feel more stable and content can lead to the pursuit of pleasure enduring endorphins through other means, like alcohol or recreational drugs for example.
Addictions are not always triggered by a major emotional event. Life’s over-achievers can fall pray to addictions as well. People who have achieved everything they want to in life often stop deriving pleasure from their everyday activities, leading them to seek pleasure inducing chemical reactions from other means.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping clients analyse the reasons behind an addiction and look at what can be done to ease the dependency and break the habit.
Through small, attainable goals set each week the client can begin to envisage a realistic path towards getting better and becoming free from the trap of the addiction for good.