"I was a smoker for 29 years and now I'm a non-smoker."
When basic needs are not being met, we may seek other ways to fulfill unconscious expectations. Addiction or dependence may have started as a means to overcome shyness, stress, loneliness or through feeling unchallenged in life.
Addiction may seem to provide relief from anxiety, unresolved issues within relationships or low self-esteem. Often, an addiction just becomes an unhealthy habit.
Whatever the underlying cause, it is important to remember that addiction is a symptom of other issues and is used as a way to cope with yourself and the world around you. Addiction can be outgrown and isnotpart of your identity.
By the way, there is little evidence to support a genetic element.
"I've had a drink, it was my husband's birthday, but I'm in control not the bottle."
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Any addiction hypnotises people into the present moment. The expectation trance can cause a person to become locked into a set expectation of what he or she will get from the activity or substance, with the trance of addiction becoming habitual and central to lifestyle.
Hypnosis is a safe, naturally occurring trance state that can hook a person out of harmful habits by using the observing self and rehearsing the client for a future without the addictive trance.