“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
When it comes to addictions, I believe that the problem lies chiefly within the person, not the substance. I therefore take a holistic approach to addictions, treating the person rather than the addiction. Alcohol abuse for example, is the symptom – not the disease.
I have worked with alcohol and nicotine addictions, as well as cocaine habits and cannabis dependencies.
In the first instance I will focus on harm reduction and psychologically strengthening the individual. An unhelpful belief system is often supporting an addiction. RECBH (CBT with hypnosis) is highly effective at empowering a person to take control of their addiction.
Gambling is another very destructive habit that I have experience with, and I treat such problems in a very similar way to substance and alcohol abuse. Hypnotherapy is also an excellent treatment for habits like nail-biting, teeth-grinding, and eating chocolate.
My whole outlook on cigarettes has changed, I don’t want one and the thought of having one makes me feel quite ill. I’m feeling much brighter in the mornings and haven’t worried at all about having to replace having a ciggie with something else. It’s not even on my mind.
Don’t get me wrong, you have to work at it yourself too – being out in pubs and restaurants and having a drink is the biggest challenge. But thanks to my new positive outlook, this isn’t the big problem I thought it was going to be.
I should have done this years ago. I would 100% recommend this to anyone that wants to give up.
The session was great, I was a little sceptical but it really worked. I left feeling very happy and relaxed and haven’t had a cigarette in the 5 weeks since! It’s not a miracle, there has been a little temptation, but it’s absolutely given me tons of support and I certainly feel that it’s given me control over any temptation.
I have recommended Spencer to friends looking to quit smoking / lose weight / control drinking habits
With 2 hypnotherapy sessions of Spencer’s help and the belief in myself that the time was right to finally say goodbye, I can honestly say that the desire to smoke has totally left me. I can’t recommend him highly enough.