Drinking too much alcohol is a soaring problem amongst the majority of the population. The press regularly speculate on the ever dropping ages of those in the grip of alcohol dependency. There is also a lot more information available to us on healthy consumption of alcohol – we are a good deal more aware of how much is too much drink. So when is that extra glass of wine the sign of a serious problem?
Hypnotherapy for alcohol reduction is something to consider if you are looking to recognise and deal with the cause of your drinking. A hypnotherapist will not judge you or tell you whether or not you are having too much alcohol. If you feel that perhaps you are enjoying your drinking just a bit too much maybe it’s time to seek some help about your drinking behaviour.
Drink problems don’t generally mean stereotypical alcoholism or dependency. Sometimes a culture at work or perhaps a social circle that involves a lot of drinking can set up an alcohol related problem. A lot of people simply don’t feel comfortable that they are drinking all alone. For others, they don’t drink Monday to Friday but splurge on Saturday and Sunday and want to cut down on how much they are consuming during each drinking session.
Nevertheless, occasionally alcohol dependency is at a much more serious level and in these situations medical help should be sought before alcohol is limited or stopped. Suddenly stopping alcohol, if you’re alcohol dependent, can have dangerous consequences and it is not advised to give up without medical supervision.
You may be physically hooked on alcohol if you:
- Find you cannot cut down, despite drink having a detrimental effect on loved ones, friends and health
- Memory problems
- Are anxious or stressed out when you are unable to drink,
- Are lying about how much you drink
- Are drinking earlier each day especially in the morning
You might notice, when you stop drinking, you suffer withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Vomiting every morning
- Trembling or twitching
- Sweating excessively
- Disturbed sleep
If you feel you may be dependent on alcohol; a medical professional will be able to make it easier to safely manage your physical symptoms of withdrawal.
After you have broken the dependence, we will be able to help you to maintain your drink free regime long term, by working with you and enabling you to strengthen both the conscious and subconscious parts of your mind. This will give you the power to maintain long lasting success.
You may feel that you’re not dependent physically, but that you do rely emotionally on that six o’clock glass of wine to get you through. Or perhaps you just can’t turn down another glass of vino after a horrendous work day.
Do not allow drink problems to be an issue for you. If you aren’t happy with your behaviour around drink, we can help. It’s only you that can take the initial step towards change.
Hypnotherapy approaches for drink problems can work for light and heavy drinkers as well as all those people that wind up in between. For long lasting change, consider contacting us today.
Paul White, an experienced professional hypnotherapist from The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, said “Most clients want to change by drinking less at home, well defined patterns of behaviour are easy to address and change as well as having a long lasting result.”