Can hypnotherapy help you overcome gambling addiction?
The dictionary definition of the word ‘gamble’ is “take risky action in the hope of a desired result”. Gambling is based on hope, of wishful thinking, but logically we know it relies on a lot of luck.
The odds are always stacked against you, for every win you will have numerous losses. Your gambling habits have become addictive, you only remember the wins, that feeling of euphoria and just like a drug addict, you will do anything to get that feeling back, no matter what the cost.
The more you lose, the more you will get that anxious feeling and try and recoup your losses.You have become obsessed, you become more desperate and all common sense disappears as your stakes become higher and that need to win overwhelms you.
The majority of people like to enjoy a little gamble sometimes in our lives.
Whether it is once a year when I put a pound on a horse I like the name of in the Grand National, or I buy a weekly lottery ticket. I enjoy that moment of anticipation and excitement as the horses’ race to the finishing line or when the lotto numbers are called out.
It becomes an addiction when it is no longer a pleasure and you feel compelled to continue on the chance of winning regardless of the odds. It becomes a problem for you when you gamble more than you can afford and it affects your ability to function without that constant craving for the next gambling ‘fix’.
You are fortunate that recognise you have an addiction and have decided seek appropriate help.
One therapy that has proved to be successful in dealing with gambling addiction is hypnotherapy. I will guide you into to a state of relaxation, bypassing the conscious mind and allowing the subconscious mind to focus on my positive suggestions.
The therapy will allow you to subconsciously modify your behaviour and understand that your actions are no longer appropriate or beneficial to you.
Like most addictions, whether it be gambling, drink, drugs or food, you need your next ‘fix’. Hypnotherapy helps by ridding you of this craving, replacing it with a more positive, appropriate behaviour. The I will give you the tools and techniques to use whenever the need to gamble manifests itself. Not only will the hypnotherapy help you to regain a sense of calm, no longer feeling that constant anxiety that goes accompanies most addictions, but you will also be able to rebuild your life, free of the gambling addiction.
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