Treating Addiction with the Help of Hypnosis

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As we approach Purim, we are reminded of the one day a year when we partake in ad b’li dai, until we are ‘ad d’lo yada’ we release our inhibitions and deliberately lose self-control.

Unfortunately, for some, this experience is not limited to just one day a year. Whether it’s a substance, internet, or any other behavior that does them harm but which they feel powerful to stop it, addiction can be debilitating to both the addict and their family and friends.

The frustrating thing about addiction is that the addict themselves can be very aware of how much of a negative effect their addiction is having on their lives and the lives of their loved ones – and still feel powerless to stop.

In a way, we can all relate to this on some level – we all have habits or behaviors that we’ve tried, again and again, to stop doing, or to do more of, and yet, despite all these resolutions, we find ourselves right in the same spot.

What’s going on here?

Conscious vs. Subconscious Minds

As a hypnotherapist, one of the first things I explain to my clients is the distinction between our conscious and subconscious minds. Our conscious minds are mature, logical, and structured. The thoughts flowing through your head right now about what you should or shouldn’t do, what to make for dinner, and whether you are late for your appointment, all stem from your subconscious mind.

And then there’s your subconscious. Immature, illogical, and creative, your subconscious has no sense of time or limits. Imagine a precocious five year old. It likes candy and coloring and hugs. Now here’s the secret: all your motivations, your actual decisions, stem from your subconscious.

This is why, all the things you’re so clear on, all the resolutions you make, don’t make a dent in your actual behavior. Your subconscious is often not aware of them, and even if it is, it has agendas of its own.

The best way to achieve lasting change, much more quickly than you’d think possible, is to communicate directly with your subconscious. Your subconscious is extremely powerful, and can be influenced by visualization and suggestions to heal your past and craft a better future.

Changing Behaviors

How does this relate to addiction?

More often than not, addictive behavior is a crutch used by your subconscious to feel better – like a child sucking its thumb to feel better, the addictive behavior offers temporary consolation from life’s challenges. Often these challenges relate to anxiety, a discomfort that arises in our body and which we seek to alleviate with temporarily satisfying, but ultimately unhealthy behaviors.

How Hypnotherapy Works

How does a typical hypnotherapy session work? It’s actually quite similar to conventional therapy. One key distinction though, is you spend the first few minutes of the session relaxing your body with the help of a short guided meditation.

Relaxing your body is the quickest way to relax your mind and access your subconscious – that’s right, entering a “trance state” is something that we do quite often in our day to day lives, here we’re deliberately accessing this state for the purpose of personal growth.

Once you relax, the rest of the session is spent in self-discovery and processing your experiences – with your eyes closed. Keeping your eyes closed allows you to focus your attention inward.

Who is Hypnosis for?

Is Hypnosis for everyone? No it isn’t. No one modality will work for everyone. Hypnotherapy works well for people who are actually curious about it, and are motivated to do deep work in a short period of time.

To the degree that you put effort in, is the degree that you’ll gain from it, like everything in life. This is not an experience where you sit back and have someone fix you, nor can anyone make you engage in behaviors you don’t want to do. Hypnosis simply connects you with your innermost motivations and gives you the tools to change them if you wish.

But for the people it does work, it really works. Here’s some things my clients have said recently: “The most impactful thing I’ve ever done is hypnotherapy. If you’re on the fence, give it a try.” And “I had instant results after my work with Shalom. He is great at his work and hypnosis.” And also “The best modality I’ve found. Shalom Tzvi is a masterful facilitator.”

Start Your Transformation

I’ve been hypnotizing people from all over the world, both in person and via video calls, for over eight years. You’d be surprised how effective a remote hypnosis session can be, for addiction, relationships, career success, trauma, or any type of personal growth you’re trying to achieve.

I’ve developed a unique four part series for treating addiction with hypnotherapy – the cost is $600, and it includes four in-person sessions, recordings, and readings to get the most out of the experience. Installment payments are available.

I can’t promise to cure years of behaviors in just four sessions, but I do guarantee you will feel significant results. This comes with a money back guarantee: if you do not feel like you made significant gains in our work together, you will receive a full refund, no questions asked.

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Get started today by emailing [email protected].


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