What Is an Addiction? and How Can Hypnotherapy Eliminate Addiction!
Addiction happens when someone
Types of Addiction
To name just a few...
When someone has an addiction, they can’t control how they use it, and they may become dependent on it to get through daily life.
What Are the Symptoms of Addiction?
You may experience a range of symptoms and they will vary from one person to another. Below is a range of symptoms that you may experience.
Emotional Signs of Addiction May Include
Physical Signs of Addiction May Include
Other Signs of Addiction May Include
Symptoms of Withdrawal May Include
The symptoms of withdrawal will include all or some of
What Are the Complications?
Substance Abuse in Australia
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey:
Gambling in Australia
Smoking by Gender
A new day - Gambling & Alcohol
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
Robert ( one very happy guy)
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.
Take Care Richard
Quit Smoking - Cold Turkey to Patches and Finally the Solution
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.
Sam 28 year old Manager
How Do You Develop an Addiction?
There are many reasons
Gambling may cause a similar mental ‘high’ after a win, followed by a strong urge to try again and re-create that feeling. This can develop into a habit that becomes very hard to stop.
Being addicted to something means that having it causes withdrawal
At the heart of all addictions is a desire to avoid something unpleasant and escape or at least feel better or get a high or enjoyable feeling by engaging in the addiction. The high or enjoyable feelings of an addiction are real in the beginning but once addicted these pleasurable feeling
Below is a list of some things that may cause a person to develop an addiction. Also, all the things listed in “What Are The Symptoms Of Addiction” above can cause someone to develop and addiction.
So Let’s break it down even more I will explain in more detail but I will explain it from the perspective of it being an alcohol or drug addiction. At the end I will highlight the differences between drug and alcohol addiction and other types of addiction.
A person with an addiction will feel angry, anxious, sad, not good enough, worthless etc then they will drink or do drugs. When they drink or do drugs, they are disconnecting their mind from their body so they cannot feel the emotions anymore they are becoming numb and also they can shove all the thoughts off into a corner so they can get some peace.
So they become numb they escape everything that is causing them pain. This is the heart of an addiction it’s all about escaping emotional, psychological and physical pain they may be experiencing.
However, it’s not that simple. We store our emotions in our body and we anchor them to our memories. So over time as you have more and more memories or experiences of doing drugs or alcohol the more you store these emotions in your body anchored to your memories and you accumulate them.
So imagine emotions are not on or off they are on a scale of say 1–10 so when you’re young your anxiety level is low say a 1 and as you get older and accumulate more memories of anxiety that level goes up to say 3, 6, 7 etc till it reaches a point where you really feel it. You will be at this level 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it might fluctuate around this level but not by much.
So as you do drugs or alcohol your anchoring those negative emotions you’re trying to escape to the addiction and your storing these emotions in your body anchored to those memories, and it builds up
The next thing that happens is you can
Next it could take say 80 years to get to a certain anxiety level say an 8 but by using drugs or alcohol you can get there much sooner like months or years. Doing drugs or drinking
There Are Several Differences Between Drugs and Alcohol and Other Types of Addictions
When someone smokes, they do it
All Other Addictions Other Than Drugs and Alcohol
When people do their addiction they go into this trancelike state where they escape all the emotions and thoughts that are causing them pain, but this only lasts as long as they continue to engage in the addiction and as soon as they stop all the emotions and thoughts come back.
You can think of it in terms of away motivation and towards motivation. I feel anxious, angry, sad, etc I need to escape this at all
You need both to form an addiction.
Treatments for Addiction
Can Hypnotherapy Eliminate Addiction?
Hypnotherapy that is designed to work with emotions and eliminate emotions is very effective in eliminating addictions.
However, most hypnotherapy approaches don’t work to eliminate 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 work great with behaviour problems but not emotions. Unfortunately, most hypnotherapists are taught this behavioural suggestion type of hypnosis.
Fortunately, I am trained in how to work with emotions, more importantly how to remove them, and this is the key to eliminating addiction.
I have been working with clients for years helping them eliminate their addiction by using hypnotherapy and other neuro-hypnotic re-patterning techniques.
This is achieved by removing or disconnecting the emotions from your memories; Remember your emotions are stored in your body anchored to your memories. So using these techniques, we can make your memories emotionless.
So we will remove all emotions that trigger you into wanting to do your addiction like anxiety, anger, sad, worthless, etc. We also remove the craving feeling that draws you into wanting to do the addiction so even if you thought about doing the addiction you just cannot get that old feeling of wanting to do it.
At the end of my hypnotherapy sessions as a test I get the client to go back to all their bad memories and try to get any old emotions associated with them back, but hey cannot get any emotion associated with these memories, they just feel blank or neutral. I also will get them to test a variety of contexts in their life such as work, self, relationships, future, etc. But all of these different contexts and memories are the same they just feel blank or neutral.
Finally I will get them to go back to all the times they can remember doing their addiction and they won’t be able to get any of the old emotions, physical sensations from those memories, even if they try to get the old craving feeling back of wanting to do the addiction they can’t.
So at the end of the session these clients no longer have the addiction.