Alcohol Dependency & Binge Drinking

Hypnotherapy for Alcohol Dependency & Binge Drinking

Are you drinking alcohol more than you would prefer?  Are you are becoming more dependent upon alcohol to feel better, or to enjoy yourself?  If so, these sessions are for you.

Drinking, as with smoking, is often initially seen as a “fun” activity, something perhaps done socially in the company of others.  However, because of its addictive nature, all too often it can develop into a way of masking unwanted feelings or boosting confidence, and so can become a way of coping with life and its stressful challenges.  You then realise that alcohol has become a regular part of your life, and you find it harder and harder to function without it.

However, all patterns of behaviour are the result of “learned” psychological patterns.  Which means that, just as you have “learned” this pattern of relating to alcohol, you are also able to re-learn and develop new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, that overcomes the problem, and renders it a thing of the past.  This is achieved naturally and easily within my sessions.

My solution-focused and highly effective approach helps you to overcome  your alcohol issue within a small number of individual sessions.  These sessions provide the help you need, while enabling you to make lasting positive changes to your way of relating to yourself and to drinking.

This approach is successful because it works on both the conscious and unconscious levels of the mind – which, very importantly, means that the changes you want to experience can become natural and instinctive, in the way you want them to.

Additionally, we deal not just with the physical aspects of the problem, but also help you deal with the emotional aspects. Your emotions dictate the quality of your life, and so in helping you build the strengths and capabilities to deal with stress, and release unwanted negative emotions, you can start to feel better about yourself – and your life.  As a consequence, you are able to overcome and release the underlying psychological triggers that cause you to reach uncontrollably for the drink.  Indeed, with new belief patterns, self-esteem and self-control in place, it means that one or two drinks are just that – just one or two drinks.

The highly effective combination of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP & Positive Psychology helps you naturally create new patterns of thinking and feeling that enables you to be in control.  In this way, you are able to make lasting positive changes to your mindset and behaviours, so creating entirely new possibilities for yourself and your future.

The initial session is 2-hrs, follow-up appointments are up to 90-mins.  Sessions can be paid for individually or as a course.

Please contact me on 07979 371701 if you would like to have a free, no-obligation telephone consultation to discuss your issue and to find out how I can be of help.

“My sessions with Jenny have certainly changed me – especially with regard
to my behaviour around alcohol, and my improved family relationships
Toni W, Lecturer, Sussex

“Jenny quickly put me at ease and worked with me to help me resolve this issue…   I am now in control of my drinking and am living a much happier and fulfilled life.”  Peter, Accountant, SW London

“Jenny Amir solved my alcohol problem very effectively through hypnotherapy.  She has wonderful empathy, great skill and enthusiasm.  I am very satisfied and I would very much recommend her. ”   Mr G M, Writer, SW London

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Sessions are available in London,
Welwyn Garden City & Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Helping Shy Children To Become Confident

As an NLP4Kids Practitioner, one of the most rewarding aspects of my work is helping a child to overcome what is often perceived as “shyness”, and in the process enabling them to discover and connect with the confidence and happiness within themselves.

In reality I have found that shyness in a child is actually another way of saying that they lack confidence in themselves (whether it be socially or in terms of their abilities). A shy child – or one who is lacking in confidence – is naturally going to find it hard to excel or be their best, for the main reason that they are also likely to be battling with self-doubt or negative belief-patterns.

It can be helpful to know that within all of us, children and adults alike, there is an infinite capacity for happiness, confidence, self-belief and motivation – which we often don’t realise is there. When we find ourselves “lacking” in these positive qualities it is likely to be because, unwittingly, we are simply blocking our own connection to them – with negative thoughts and beliefs.

And whether we realise it or not, when we allow ourselves to entertain negative thoughts and beliefs, the effect can be compared to us administering a toxic substance to ourselves daily, which undermines and obstructs us in all that we want to do.

So one of the first things I do is to chat informally to the child to put them at ease, and find out a little about them and what makes them tick. I am also looking to see what kind of things might make them anxious, why and when. More often than not, it is about helping the child to feel better about themselves, because on some level, I find that most shy children have an underlying perception about themselves that they are not as good as others.

Unfortunately, one of the problems with having a negative (unhelpful) belief is that, because of the way the mind works, it can often produce a vicious circle of negative “self-fulfilling prophecy” in reality. For instance, if a child forms the belief that they are not as good as others, or that others will always be better than them, the resulting effect for most children is that they will simply not even bother to put in the effort or try to do their best, holding themselves back and “protecting” themselves from the disappointment that they feel is likely to be inevitable. This can often manifest itself as a lack of motivation or even negative behaviours, and is entirely self-defeating. Hence, unwittingly, they are contributing to making the negative belief that they hold to become a reality.

So helping a shy child to feel better about themselves can often involve identifying and changing any unhelpful beliefs, and helping them to “re-frame” the way they see themselves and others.

Amongst many wonderful things, NLP4Kids provides the means of helping children to understand themselves, as well being able to identify and change negative thought or belief-patterns that are creating a problem. Helping a “shy” child to be able to choose and create more helpful and healthier beliefs means the world has already just changed for that child in immeasurably positive and helpful ways.

In my view, using NLP with children is a master-stroke because it provides fun and exciting techniques that enables the child to feel almost as if they are playing, and yet as a result they find they are feeling better, and are more confident and in control of themselves going forward.

One of the most exciting things for any child to learn is that they have more control over themselves and the way they feel than they previously realised. Helping a shy child learn how to connect with their inner confidence in just a few moments is quite often life-changing there and then!

In fact, it was in one of these instances that I helped a shy child, held back up until then by his diagnosis of “dyslexia”, to be able to read aloud from an official press release (it was all we had in the clinic room!) in it’s entirety and at normal speed. His mother’s expression (and mine) will stay with me for a long time to come. When a child connects with their inner confidence, infinite possibilities really can open up for them, which they are helped to recognise and experience for themselves.

Once a child can recognise how their thoughts affect their feelings (and vice versa) it opens the way for them to be able to feel in control, and to be able to create more on-going happiness and confidence for themselves.

When a child recognises that there is more than just one way for them to be, this in itself is liberating in the extreme. Helping them realise that they also have a choice in how they think, feel and react in any moment is empowering and is a priceless resource that will continue to serve them well in the future.

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