By Catherine Horton
I work in the addictions field. We teach the clients that they need to realize it is a disease and that they will always have to remember that so they don't think they can drink again (because they really can't or they will go right back to alcoholism). I would just remind her it is a disease of the mind and so you treat the mind. Using hypnosis to help her not want to drink would be the best route in my opinion.
Hi Catherine. When I work with addictions I always ensure the client has a support group. The AA are fantastic for recovering alcoholics and have the highest success rate for people staying sober. The hypnosis and coaching work you are doing can work alongside these groups, helping your client be stronger and more motivated to attend the meetings as well as stay sober.
Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your reply & I agree it definitely helps if they have a strong support network. My client does attend AA meetings which has helped them stay sober when they has come up against some tough issues they wanted to resolve. Thanks for your advice.
Does she have the actual alcoholic gene? My instructor told us that if they have the actual gene then they do have a physical with alcohol and won't ever be able to drink again. If she has that gene then she can embrace that it is true that she has a physical problem with it but that the mind can control her body through hypnosis so that she will remain alcohol free.
If she doesn't have the gene then she doesn't have a "disease" and it can completely be controlled with the mind just like smoking can be. He also told us that people who do not have the gene can eventually drink on occasion if they want so long as whatever reasons they drink for, have been worked out through the use of hypnosis. Hope this helps.
Hi my partner is suffering with alcoholism...we have tried just about everything..she has had an medical alcohol detox that has not worked ..how effective is hypnosis and long would it take to see results??the children now have to live with there grandparents..I am struggling to keep my life together...