Hypnotherapy for Problem Behaviours
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The phrase hypnotherapy for addictions is an emotive and often misused phrase. We prefer to use the phrase hypnotherapy for problem behaviour, which is any repetitive behaviour that increases the risk of illness or mental health issues as well as damaging and disrupting family, employment, personal or recreational pursuits.
Often the client may have tried many times to curb or control the behaviour but are unable to maintain control.
These may include:-
Problems with Alcohol
Alcohol is a readily available, legal substance for adults to use. Prolonged or excessive use can lead to dependency problems. Even use of alcohol in small amounts can impair the ability to work machinery or drive safely. Alcohol is known to be a factor involving violence, including abuse.
Problems with Compulsive Gambling
Many people enjoy a game of chance in the hope of winning money or prizes. When it becomes a compulsive activity and the individual is unable to stop, (despite the fact that continuing to gamble is creating problems) that is a sign that the person has become addicted to gambling.
Problems with Drug Misuse
Drug problems include both illegal substances and legal drugs. The problem is the same, whether your drug of choice is readily available by prescription or not. The behaviour needs to be changed before stopping the physical need for the drug – for most people this is where they fall down.
Problems with Compulsive Shopping
For some people, compulsive shopping is an all-too-real problem. They use this activity as a way to deal with emotional and other problems in their lives. This excessive shopping may lead to financial problems, as well as relationship issues with the compulsive shopper’s spouse or partner.
Problems with Sex Addiction
Having an addiction to sex has nothing to do with your sex drive (or lack thereof). While it’s normal to have a healthy interest in sexual activity, a person with an addiction to sex is likely engaging in risky sexual behaviour to feed their compulsion. They may be visiting prostitutes, having affairs, picking up strangers to have sex with, excessive internet use, exposing themselves or looking in windows to satisfy their urges.
Most of our clients are referrals from former clients which in itself is a testament to the effectiveness of the therapy.
The term “addiction” is really only used to describe typically a physical or psychological dependency. To summarise, a problem behaviour is any behaviour that compromises, disrupts or damages family, employment, health, personal or recreational pursuits. There are many different words used to describe problem behaviours, such as :-
- Impulsive = sudden strong unreflective urge
- Compulsive = resulting from or acting on an irresistible urge
- Excessive = more than is necessary, normal or desirable
- Habitual = done constantly or as a habit
- Addicted = physically dependent on a particular substance or activity
- Dependent = relying on something or someone for support
- Pathology = medicine dealing with the causes and effects of diseases
- Problem = a harmful matter needing to be dealt with and overcome
The initial consultation for any problem behaviour (addiction) will focus initially on a brief history and outline of the problem, how it began and the pattern of behaviour as it currently exists. For example, someone with a drinking problem may just wish to stop drinking at home rather than give up alcohol completely.
With hypnotherapy for addictions / problem behaviours, it is important to take the history and the development of the problem so we can establish exactly what it is that the client hopes to achieve in using hypnotherapy for addictions and how best we can help.
When using hypnotherapy for addictions / dependency, a behavioural change is usually achieved relatively quickly and can normally lead to a permanent resolution. The outcome is not influenced by the length of time the behaviour has taken place in the past.
We have successfully treated a wide range of problem behaviours over many years, ranging from cocaine to gambling. We would not usually class smoking or weight control as an addiction / problem behaviour.
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Helped me so much
|Jasmine-Amy on April 14, 2018 at 22:12:48|
|I went to Suzannah for help with a really traumatic incident that I was struggling to move on from. I had 4 sessions with Suzannah. Each time I visited the practice, she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She was not judgmental in any way and made me feel very safe. She was very understanding of my circumstances and really helped me. She recorded all my sessions so I could listen at home too and she adapted the sessions to what I needed help with for that week. After my 4 sessions with Suzannah, she was still available when I needed advice and I’m so grateful for that. Such a lovely woman and a wonderful hypnotherapist. She has helped me so much! I will definitely be returning to Suzannah if I feel I need any other sessions in the future and I would highly recommend Suzannah|
Amazing result after only a few sessions.
|C on April 13, 2018 at 13:28:30|
|I came to see Paul Howard to help with confidence issues, and social anxiety symptoms. He took his time to listen to all my worries, and concerns, and what I wanted changed. He was clever in finding out where my confidence, and social anxiety issues came from, and made a treatment plan. I felt very comfortable being open with Paul, and it was easy to relax into hypnotherapy sessions. After only 4 sessions, I noticed a huge difference in how I felt about my confidence, and started to live my life more as someone with confidence would. I even applied for a job I would normally have shied away from, and got it ! Would highly recommend seeing Paul for social anxiety issues.|
Child with sleep issues.
|Kate Slatter on March 18, 2018 at 16:04:18|
|I recently brought my daughter Emily to see Suzannah as she has been suffering with nightmares and had been frightened to sleep on her own for around 6 months. Suzannah spent the first part of our session putting Emily at ease and finding out in depth all about her fears. She did a couple of visualisations and then went on to the main hypnotherapy. Emily ‘woke up’ from her session excited and happy, the effect was immediate. We had another session with Suzannah a week later where she worked on Emily’s confidence and self-belief. Since the sessions Emily has been a lot happier in herself and has been sleeping in her own room again. We both really liked Suzannah and I felt that she has a natural way with children. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and would definitely go back to her should we need any help in the future.|
Clearly a life-changing experience
|Mrs Hendry on March 15, 2018 at 10:33:57|
|I can't recommend highly enough The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy. I did 3 sessions with Paul Howard confronting my fear of flying and other issues. The sessions were very professional and he spent time beforehand to explain how clinical hypnotherapy works and the entire process of hypnosis . I felt safe and listened to . As a result of the sessions, I no longer fear getting on a plane and have been travelling in comfort ever since. Paul made me understand what causes fear on the first place and how to battle against it. After only 3 sessions, I have better understanding about the world around me and Paul has given me the tools to go thru everyday life without stress. My communication with Paul Howard and the sessions, gave me new strengths and I decided to enrol into one of the courses The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy runs . Clearly a life-changing experience .|
Anxiety cured and inner peace secured
|Lindsay on February 22, 2018 at 22:48:01|
|Hi, I went to see Paul Howard looking for a new approach to anxiety issues, to be able to relax, embrace calm and to change my responses to unwanted and unsolicited stimuli. After four sessions I am living life differently as I want to live it and I now feel free to make choices when before I was paralysed but an inexplicable fear. I'm very pleased at my decision to try hypnotherapy, being originally very sceptical. Paul has helped me understand the role I play in my own anxiety and I now understand I am not in control. I have felt a deep calm descend over me in the past week which I have never felt before. Well worth the investment. Thank you for giving me a life!|
A success and highly recommend
|Russ on February 15, 2018 at 15:11:48|
|I visited the clinic for hypnotherapy to stop smoking. I saw Suzi Miller who I thought was absolutely fantastic. I was sceptical at first but her joyous manner relaxed me and I was hypnotised on the first attempt. I haven’t smoked for 4 months now and have been back for a top up session as I was thinking about it on a few occasions. I feel fitter, healthier, and have about £250 a month to use on something other than smoking cigarettes. Highly recommend if you’re looking to give up and ask for Suzi, she’s brilliant. Russ. Wallington.|
Very pleased with the progress I have made
|SKC on November 12, 2017 at 21:12:42|
|I cannot rate Paul Howard highly enough. After several weeks of feeling incredibly stressed, unwell and generally out of sync with life, I decided to try hypnotherapy as almost a last resort. From the minute I stepped into Surrey institute I immediately felt at ease and with each of the sessions I have begun to feel better. Paul was very reassuring about things and spoke to me in an honest and supportive way, which really helped me put things back into perspective. He gave me excellent strategies to cope with some of the issues I was having and even gave me recommendations beyond the hypnotherapy sessions, which I have been able to explore further. I am very grateful for each session and know that I will continue to draw on these long into the future. Money well spent. Thank you very much!|
Time well spent....
|BP on November 11, 2017 at 16:00:40|
|Having experienced anxiety for several years and in recent years it had taken on a new level which I wasn't comfortable with and wanted to do something about it. I came across Paul's website whilst searching for something else and decided to try hypnotherapy. During the sessions Paul gave me a different way to look at my anxiety and now I don't view it as being uncomfortable. The sessions have been time well spent.|
Best choice I have ever made.
|Charlotte on November 08, 2017 at 08:33:47|
|I came to resolve my anxiety and self deprecation. Honestly the BEST decision I have ever made - Paul was so easy to talk to and really understood where I was coming from. This has been life altering and could not recommend enough. Thank you so so much.|
|Richard Gardiner on July 21, 2017 at 15:53:59|
|I was becoming increasingly inhibited with anxiety issues and not wanting to take the tablet path a friend of mine ( who had previously been successfully treated at SICH for a similar issue ) recommended I try hypnotherapy. I am after four sessions of hypnotherapy a born again anxiety free individual, with a clear mind and a positive outlook going forwards ... The process is conducted in an extremely relaxed, calming and above all professional environment .... I would therefore also recommend SICH as a very viable alternative to the regular well trodden path of GP's etc ....|