Hypnosis for Alcohol Moderation
Alcohol management is the most common substance use challenge we encounter at Vancouver Hypnotherapy. In most cases, it's not nearly as bad as you think it is. For some, it's just a matter of wanting to moderate a little. For others, the situation has become more serious. Whether it's binge drinking, using alcohol to sleep, or that glass of wine or beer with dinner has multiplied, we are able to help in a number of ways.
We've been helping clients manage alcohol issues successfully for many years, and we have many satisfied clients who have chosen hypnotherapy to either reduce or completely eliminate their use of alcohol.
How many sessions will you need?
For this issue, most clients will see us for approximately 4–10 sessions, depending on the current level and frequency of alcohol use.
*Please note that we do require our clients to commit to our 4-session package when working with addictive substances such as alcohol (it is possible that more sessions may be needed). Package rates can be viewed here.
How does it work?
One of the first steps of our process involves learning some intelligent drinking habits so that while you're tapering down your alcohol usage, the alcohol consumed will have less of a negative impact at a physical level.
We've also discovered that the majority of people who misuse alcohol often do so because they are drinking for the wrong reasons. For some, it's a way to escape; for others, it's a means to feel social; and for some, it's how they fall asleep. Part of our program often involves unraveling some of the "reasons" behind WHY you drink. Once those reasons are no longer as pressing, alcohol use is far less compulsive, and it is easier to stop when you've reached your pre-determined limit.
You will begin to feel in control again! When we work together, we'll start by designing a plan with you. This typically includes a system to taper your usage down via reduction and/or gradual elimination. Some of the techniques may seem too easy and simple, but we've been using them successfully for years! Often times, simplicity works best.
Each session begins with a counselling-style chat followed by hypnosis to reinforce new changes. The majority of our clients report that the process is so much easier than anything they've tried before, and they are delighted to discover that they aren't thinking about alcohol nearly as often as they used to! It's simply something they used to do.
Will You Have To Stop Drinking Completely?
The majority of our clients overcome difficulties with alcohol and go on to lead normal lives where they've regained control. Those who do have one thing in common. They address the issue with commitment and realism; they are willing to put in the work. They take responsibility for their choices and are willing to openly examine them.
We bring clients from a place of misusing alcohol to either moderation or full abstinence, depending on what is most appropriate in their life. Realistically, the goal is to allow you to live a life in which alcohol is no longer a negative factor. For most people, this is a highly probable outcome. If you are in doubt, give us a call, and we can work on this together.
Our clients in this area include senior figures in business, politics, and even homemakers. They span drinkers of larger quantities of spirits to people who simply cannot sleep without that bedtime glass of wine. Not every alcohol problem is life-threatening. It's a case of finding a level of comfort that you find acceptable. Many clients are in business situations in which alcohol plays a large role. There are plenty of different solutions to be found.