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Hypnosis to Stop Drinking

by Rodney Inns

Alcohol addiction Issues are a terrible problem that can destroy people’s lives and the ones they love. There are miss conceptions about alcohol addiction, why people get addicted and how to treat them. Much of this information is wrong, and that is why people struggle to stop because current therapies and approaches don’t work because they’re built on false information.

I will explain what alcohol addiction is the symptoms and how you develop an alcohol addiction. Then I will go over how hypnosis can help eliminate your alcohol addiction permanently without withdrawal symptoms using hypnosis to stop drinking.

Alcohol Addiction Is Physical

It is widely thought addiction to alcohol is a physical addiction and that over time the body needs the alcohol to function and if you stop using alcohol, you will go through withdrawal where your body is craving the alcohol. The symptoms may include headaches, nausea, tremors, anxiety, hallucinations, and seizures.

This has been a widely held belief about alcohol addiction that is completely wrong! Through my work with people who have alcohol addiction over the years I have discovered the real reasons why people become addicted to alcohol and it’s not a physical addiction! This is the single most important fact I have learned and all main stream medicine bases all treatments on this false belief that it’s a physical addiction and it stops them from discovering the real truth and developing new approaches to treating alcohol addiction that will work.

Through my work with alcohol addiction I have developed methods that work to help people overcome their alcohol addiction through the use of stop drinking alcohol hypnosis that doesn’t work on this physical addiction model, it works on emotions as the real source of the problem.

How We Work

To start off, we need a basic understanding of how various parts of alcohol addiction works, to understand why people become addicted to alcohol. This involves an understanding of the mind, emotions and how they work within our bodies. I will cover this below to give you an understanding of what is causing alcohol addiction. I discovered this through work as a hypnotherapist using hypnotherapy for alcoholism to help people with alcohol addictions.

What Are Emotions?

Emotions are made of two things thoughts and thoughts are made up of Images, colour, movies, sound, dialogue, talking to ourselves and others in our heads. The second part of emotions is a physical sensation in our bodies, sometimes people will say I have butterflies in my stomach to represent anxiety, you might get a tight chest when you get angry and hot in face when embarrassed. People who have panic attacks have extreme physical sensations like; sweating, shaking, dizziness, pins and needles, heart racing, burning and many more. Most of the physical sensations in your body you are completely unaware of you are just present to the emotion and sometimes you’re not even present to them depending on the intensity of the emotion.

The reason why you are unaware of these sensations because when they happen they may be mild and over time you get used to it and eventually you can no longer feel it. It has become subconscious outside your conscious awareness. Think of wearing a watch for the first time at first you can feel it all the time then after two weeks of wearing a watch you can no longer feel the watch the sensation of it on your wrist has become subconscious.

So emotions are made up of thoughts and physical sensations in the body combined they form our emotions.

Emotions Accumulate over Time

Emotions accumulate over time in our bodies because every time you feel intense emotion you anchor it to the memory of that event and store it in your body, also you get better at doing those emotions over time the more you practice them. So imagine that your emotions are on a scale of 1-10. Let’s say as a child your anxiety level was a 2 but as you get older you practice doing that emotion, and you’re also storing that emotion in your body anchored to memories and you accumulate them. As you get older, the level will rise from a 2 upwards to say at 4 and a few years later a 6 and it continues to climb as you get older.

Now let’s say you’re at an anxiety level 5 well the thing is you will be at this level 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You may fluctuate around this level, but even when you're asleep, you will be at this level. You’re so used to being at this level you are probably unaware of the emotions it’s subconscious.

This cannot be stopped this is how we work we learn emotions as children subconsciously then we practice doing those emotions and storing those emotions in our bodies subconsciously it all happens outside of our conscious awareness and control. The speed at which the level increases varies from person to person, depending on that individual and their life circumstances, people who suffer trauma or addictions will have their levels increase more rapidly than those who don’t.

Alcohol Disconnects Your Mind from Your Body

So what does alcohol actually do? Well, alcohol allows the person to disconnect their mind from their body so they cannot feel all the physical sensations of their emotions in their body. Which produces an allusion that you have relaxed or feel better. But this is not the case they have numbed them-self so they cannot feel what is going on in their body, just like using a painkiller. Those physical sensations that they’re numbing are actually emotions they’re feeling so they are disconnecting or masking their emotions.
The second part of this is that they can take all the thoughts which are the second part of their emotions, that are bothering them and shove them off into a corner for a while so they can get some peace for a while.

Relaxing Verses Numbing Effects of Alcohol

So this is a key part of the addiction, people who are addicted to alcohol actually think they are relaxing but this is not the case, they are actually numbing or masking how they feel so it’s an allusion. It is like taking painkillers when you hurt yourself. They take the alcohol and they can no longer feel all the negative emotions they are experiencing until the alcohol wears off and then they start to feel those emotions again.

Anchor Emotions to Alcohol

Whatever emotional state you're in before drinking alcohol, you actually anchor that emotion to the alcohol, much the same as you anchor emotions to memories. So if you're anxious before drinking alcohol then you anchor anxiety to the alcohol and over time as you drink alcohol more and more you anchor more and more anxiety to drinking alcohol, which further amplifies the level of the emotion. So you could feel really good and not anxious but as soon as you drink alcohol you will go into a very intense anxious emotional state.

Alcohol Amplifies Negative Emotional State

The next thing that happens when people drink alcohol is, lets say your at an anxiety level 3 before you drink alcohol, well the alcohol tends to amplify the emotional state your in so the level 3 could jump to an 8, but you think that you have relaxed when the opposite has actually happened you have become way more intensely anxious.

Alcohol Accelerates the Rate at Which Negative Emotions Accumulate

There is more bad news this is what really hurts alcohol addicts, let's say it could take you 60 years to get to a certain anxiety level of say 8! When drinking alcohol you can compress this time frame down from 60 years to 3 months to a few years. So in effect drinking alcohol greatly accelerates the build-up of intense negative emotions.

How Do You Become Addicted?

This is the final piece that explains why people become addicted. When people start out drinking alcohol, it’s usually social and fun only when going out on a weekend. Which is fine but one day they feel really bad i.e. depressed, anxious, angry etc and they think well I will drink alcohol that will make me feel better.

This is the pivotal decision that changes completely what alcohol is used for! Now instead of fun, social to relax, which are positive emotions, it becomes a vehicle to escape and numbing themselves which they are trying to escape negative emotions. Once they make this decision, the reason for doing alcohol has completely changed, and this is the beginning of the addiction to alcohol as an escape, it's only a matter of time before it will start to become a problem.

Towards and Away Motivation That Drives the Addiction

This is a more simplified way of thinking about how we work in our mind, we have two types of motivation we have away from motivation and towards motivation. Away from motivations are I feel anxious, angry, sad, not good enough etc and I need to escape these feelings at all cost. The Towards motivation are the feelings of excitement, fun, relax, feel really good, numbness, escape etc so they cannot feel anything bad anymore.

So, on one hand, they have all the negative emotions they need to escape, and on the other side, they have the allure of a reward for drinking alcohol which is an escape. This is a propulsion system.

We also work in a linear fashion so they are present to the pain they are present to the reward of drinking alcohol which is overpowering, but they are not present to the fallout of drinking the alcohol which is a lot more pain, they only become present to this after it wears off.

These two motivations work in tandem to trap people in the addiction.

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Hi Rodney

It's Richard here. I came to see you a few weeks ago about my marijuana smoking. I just wanted to let you know that I havent smoked for 2 weeks now and everything you said would happen, has happened.

I started slowly and smoked a little for the first few days after i saw you but gradually I began to realise i didnt even know why I was smoking, I had no reason to. I have since stopped completely and as it has snowballed, I have noticed some amazing changes both physically and mentally.

I have stopped biting my nails (incredible!) and have been generally calmer and more pleasant to be around which has not gone unoticed by family and friends. I still use all of the visual images you gave me in our session and they continue to grow and help me from day to day.

Whilst I know this new journey has only just begun and I have a long way to go yet, I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with me. Before I saw you, I really felt like a lost cause but now i am feeling free of a huge weight that had just about dragged me under.

I can't thank you enough.

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After trying everything to quite cigarettes, from cold turkey to patches, I scoured through the internet to find another means to give up.

I hen found Synergy Hypnotherapy website, and while somewhat skeptical, I decided to contact Rodney.

At first, I did not know what to think or expect from hypnotherapy. However I was willing to try anything to give up this habit that I would use unconsciously fall back on when anxious, stressed, upset, etc..

To my surprise, and to the surprise of everyone I knew, I left that hypno session as a non-smoker. Rodney worked miracles, peeling back the layers to find the source of my reason to smoke.

I remembered everything about the session, I was aware of what he was doing, however it was obviously that I needed that push.

I strongly recommend Rodney and Synergy Hypnotherapy to anyone looking to give up cigarettes.

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Gambling & Alcohol

After gambling (and drinking) for close to 29 years, I never thought I’d be rid of my addiction... I will admit that after hearing I could be rid of it in one session, it seemed a bit of a long stretch and the cost (at the time) also seemed a lot.

But the amount of money I’d wasted in 29 years, the fee was a drop in the ocean. 90 minutes later the urge to gamble was gone ... completely.

I went back for another session for alcohol issues, that also is gone.

Rodney’s straight down the line, no bullshit approach is amazing and refreshing... and he’s a top bloke too

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Withdrawal Doesn't Exist

Ok, so withdrawal from alcohol under the current belief is that it’s a physical withdrawal and that the body craves the alcohol and cannot function without it. This is wrong it’s not a need for the alcohol itself it’s the need for the numbing effects of the alcohol, so the person cannot feel all those physical sensations in their body because of intense negative emotional state. The body doesn’t need the alcohol the mind needs it to escape the physical pain caused by negative emotions.

The mistake that’s made is the alcohol addict is in an intense negative emotional state and when they stop using alcohol, they feel all the negative emotions manifest in their body as physical sensations, it’s very high and it takes a few days to a week for this level to come down to a level that doesn’t drive the person nuts when they stop drinking. So they are missing the numbing effects of the drug, not a physical withdrawal.

Many people have experienced the hangover and I am sure as you got older that the days to recover from a night of indulgence increases, the hangover state is the withdrawal state that people think of, the difference is you’re not addicted to the alcohol just its numbing effect.

That is why mainstream medicine has developed methadone programs to help addicts get over their addiction and the methadone is actually a painkiller so they are substituting one numbing drug alcohol with another in an attempt to get them to stop drinking alcohol.

I have had clients who have been to rehab to get off alcohol, and they were climbing the walls in pain for about a week until things settled down. Then they started drinking again and came to me for help, I could get them off the alcohol and with no withdrawal. When they came back for a followup, they would ask why didn’t I have withdrawal? And I have to remind them it’s a psychological and emotional disorder, not a physical problem, and because we got rid of all the negative emotions, they didn’t go through withdrawal.

So to be clear, addicts are addicted to the numbing effects of the alcohol to numb their negative emotions, it’s not a physical craving withdrawal they can use any painkiller to get the same affect.

How to Quit Alcohol Using Hypnosis for Drinking

The only way I know that I have found that works to stop people from drinking alcohol is by using hypnosis for drinking by removing the emotions associated with the alcohol addiction but be careful not all hypnotherapists practising hypnosis to stop drinking wine know how to work with emotions and remove them.

Different Types of Stop Drinking Alcohol Hypnosis

Most hypnotherapy approaches don’t work to eliminate the addiction in this way most hypnotherapists work by introducing suggestions into your subconscious mind to change your thoughts and hence your behaviours, so it can sometimes work great with behaviour problems but not emotions. Unfortunately, most hypnotherapists are taught this behavioural suggestion type of stop drinking alcohol hypnosis.

As a Hypnotherapist, I was lucky to be taught by someone who knew how to work with emotions, and I have helped many people with all sorts of problems including hypnosis for drinking by removing negative anchored emotions.

So we will remove all emotions that trigger them into drinking alcohol like anxiety, anger, sad, worthless, etc. 

Test at the End of My Hypnotherapy for Alcoholism Sessions

At the end of my hypnotherapy for alcoholism sessions as a test I get them to go back to all the times they can remember drinking and they won’t be able to get any of the old emotions, physical sensations from those memories. This means they will not automatically go into their old automatic emotions and behaviours from the past because we have broken the old patterns.

I have had great success in helping people using this method after treatment they feel so relaxed and good that they just don’t feel the need to drink alcohol anymore.

Conclusion Hypnosis for Drinking Works

Being addicted to alcohol is not a physical addiction which is a widely held view in the mainstream, it’s a psychological and emotional addiction. I have helped many people get off alcohol over the years and without withdrawal, this would not be possible if it was a physical addiction. If you ask any person who has an alcohol addiction to read this article, they will be able to assure you I am correct, I have told many alcohol users why they are addicted to alcohol and they all relate to what I say and agree with me.

Hopefully, this will help you understand your own addiction if you’re addicted to alcohol, and if you have a friend or family member addicted to alcohol hopefully, this will help you understand their problem, and help you help them find a solution to getting off alcohol through hypnosis for drinking because most addicted users don’t want to continue drinking alcohol.

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Rodney Inns

Hi my name is Rodney Inns and I am currently running a Hypnotherapy Practice in Melbourne Australia. I have been working and studying in Hypnotherapy and NLP for the past 10 years.

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