Food, sex, gambling, tobacco, shopping addictions can be healed, what about drug and alcohol addiction? Simply put, YES!
Hypnosis can be an effective tool in the early stages of addiction as well as in the recovery process. In the early stages of addiction is when you know deep inside yourself, even if you're not ready to face it, that you've got a real problem. Whether you are drinking down your problems with alcohol, or using drugs yo "feel better" or maybe medicating with food to "numb out", the issue still remains the same. Are you addicted?
These are questions the addictive personality faces all the time. The answers, however, can only be answered by the person who is suffering, the one who is addicted. As the alcohol wears off, or the drugs fade, or the food digests, life shows up once again, each new day, along with a co-pilot, truth. Life brings a combination of honesty that once again makes the addict FEEL. It's said in the 12-step programs that fear is feel everything and recover. I agree. Since hypnosis helps with the denial aspect, the client becomes more receptive to treatment and less receptive to the barriers, a.k.a. the "justification committee".
By introducing relaxation therapy along with imagery, hypnosis can help remove physical barriers to recovery. Examples of such barriers are the body's symptoms of withdrawal, anxiety, muscle tension, spasm and pain; along with reinforcing the commitment to sobriety or abstinence.
Hypnosis can help persuade a client who wants to leave treatment to hold on and complete the program. It can also help patients who are in recovery to go to their meetings, work with their sponsor, and, more than anything, to remain willing. These are just a few of the tools that help the addict to not relapse and to ensure that they begin living the best life possible.
Rich Burke is a Certified Hypnotist and a Reiki Master/Sensei with a private practice in the New Hampshire Lakes Region Area of Tilton.
Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and many more topics on healing. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.