Going alcohol-free

Caroline’s skill-set and warm but professional style complement each other perfectly to help you work with her to meet your goals. I originally visited Caroline for hypnotherapy to become teetotal – but it soon became clear that she could also help me with some key questions regarding my career choices and overall happiness. The session regarding alcohol was quite straightforward, with an initial discussion followed by 45 minutes of hypnotherapy. The career path coaching that followed used a combination of hypnotherapy (mainly visualization and discovery) as well as an evaluation of my skills and motivations. I’m delighted to report that I am now completely free from alcohol, taking action and enjoying my career path and also a lot happier than I have been in a long while. I absolutely recommend Caroline. You won’t just benefit from it, but likely enjoy the process too, as I do.” (LC)

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Whether it’s to cut down or stop drinking altogether, many people turn to hypnotherapy for alcohol issues – and it’s very effective.

Are you worried that you’re drinking too much alcohol? Or maybe you feel that you always need a few drinks to relax, or enjoy a night out – but that a few often becomes too many?

There are considerable downsides to the temporary buzz and illusory sense of confidence that alcohol creates. As well as long-term health problems, impact on mental health and strain on relationships, alcohol is now officially estimated to be responsible for 5% of all deaths worldwide.

The good news is you can keep the spring in your step without hitting the bottle. Find out more…

Break the cycle of alcohol dependence with hypnotherapy

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Alcohol dependence is a killer. It’s now officially estimated that 5% of all deaths worldwide are attributable to alcohol. That’s 1 in every 20 people – enough to sober anyone up.

If you feel that you’d like to have greater control over your drinking, good news. It’s currently Go Sober for October, where you can raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support as well as giving your body a significant health boost.

But what if you know that you’ll just go straight back to your old ways with a large one once midnight strikes on November 1st?

Alcohol dependence: the physical and mental toll

A number of my clients admit that they drink more than they should, usually in response to stressful life conditions. Alcohol becomes indelibly associated with relaxing after work, and eventually the habit turns into a dependency. That this is a socially accepted norm doesn’t help.

However, excess alcohol can lead to problems which not only affect you physically, but mentally too. For example, did you know the impact that drinking has on your sleep? Many think that alcohol helps them drop off more quickly. While this may seem to be the case, the actual quality of sleep is poor. Alcohol affects the REM sleep cycle – when we most commonly dream – which in turn affects learning, memory, and mood. More serious problems such as depression can ensue, compounded by alcohol being a depressant to begin with.

Like most other addictions, alcohol dependence can create a warped reality where those affected no longer have any control. Alcohol can rip apart families, end careers – and as the stats now show, increasingly end lives. There are many medical downsides associated with alcohol, and the social implications can be equally serious. Without help, alcohol dependence can run rampant to the point where someone loses everything that is precious to them. They drink in response to their problems – but as drinking causes more problems, they have to drink more to keep reality at bay. It really is a vicious cycle, leaving people feeling that a way out is impossible.

Finding a permanent solution through hypnotherapy

However, this is an illusion, which a change of mindset can reveal. And this is where hypnotherapy can help. Having worked with people with different addictions, I’ve found that what they often needed was simply someone to help them overhaul their thinking. From there, we worked on learning healthier coping mechanisms and resolving unmet needs. In this way, hypnotherapy can offer a permanent solution.

If you feel as though you might never be free of the urge to reach for the bottle, whether to celebrate a good day or console yourself after a bad one, consider hypnotherapy. You really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain – and you can even make a start right now with this download. I am a qualified hypnotherapist, experienced in supporting clients to make the changes they want in their lives (see my success stories). I am based in Canterbury, Kent and Peckham, London SE15; and also offer online sessions, wherever in the world you may be. Please feel welcome to call me on 07947 475721 for a free no-obligation 15 minute phone consultation to see how I can help.

Making major life changes

I originally came to Caroline to reduce my alcohol intake as I knew this was affecting various aspects of my life. Since then, I haven’t had a single urge to drink alcohol, especially when in social environments when I thought I might struggle the most.

I was so delighted with the results that Caroline and I achieved through our first session that I now have sessions with her on a regular basis. Since starting just a few months ago I have quit alcohol, gained a huge amount of productivity, started to realise my potential again, and have even started a new business! None of this would have happened were it not for Caroline and her accessible, friendly and professional work.” (LC)