Thoughts of hypnosis might make you think of hypnotic comedians who get members of the audience to cluck like chickens. Or maybe you think you’ll be told to get “very, very sleepy” and then lose control. Hypnosis is nothing like what you see in the movies, and hypnotherapy for addiction looks nothing like the comedic hypnosis you might see at a comedy club. We are West Palm Beach’s premier provider of hypnotherapy for addiction. We use hypnosis as a real treatment that’s part of a comprehensive, holistic program that restores your health and offers you a second chance at a better life.
Contrary to what you might have seen on TV, hypnosis isn’t magic. It’s a natural state of consciousness that you already enter several times a day. Have you ever felt half-asleep and half-awake as you drift off to sleep? That’s because you were in a hypnotic state. Ever lost track of what you were reading because you were deep in thought about something else? That’s also a hypnotic state.
Hypnosis helps the mind become more focused, and relaxed. Under hypnosis, the mind is more suggestible. That’s because hypnosis helps us access your subconscious mind. This is the part of the mind that motivates you to do things you might never question or think about. By speaking directly to your subconscious under hypnosis, we are able to offer gentle suggestions that correct problematic thoughts and behaviors. This makes it easier to get sober. Some addicts even find that they no longer crave drugs or alcohol after a few sessions of hypnosis.
Thanks to inaccurate information from television and movies, many people worry that they’ll lose control under hypnosis. They’ll quack like a duck, reveal secrets from their past, or be controlled by the hypnotist. This is just a myth. You’re still in control while you’re hypnotized. You’re just more focused and better able to tune out distractions. You might feel sleepy or in a daze, but hypnosis cannot force you to do anything you would not otherwise do—or anything that you don’t really want to do.
In fact, that’s part of the beauty of hypnosis: it works only if you want it to. So an addict who’s ready to quit has a great shot with hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy for addiction speaks to your subconscious, which is often the root cause of the addiction. Addicts may subconsciously believe things like:
Hypnotherapy talks to your subconscious to correct these messages. It also offers encouraging messages about the value of quitting. If you’ve ever found yourself using drugs or alcohol without knowing why, you already know the power of your subconscious. Hypnotherapy reverses this process, empowering your subconscious to help you quit rather than sabotage your success.
We all want to believe we’re in control of our own minds, and that we understand everything we think and do. Addiction makes it clear that it’s not that simple. After all, you want to quit, but you haven’t. This desire to believe we understand everything may be why so many people think they can’t be hypnotized. The reality is that almost everyone is hypnotizable.
Before being hypnotized, you’ll discuss your goals with your hypnotist. Then he or she will help you visualize a deep and peaceful state, usually by progressively relaxing every muscle in your body. While you’re hypnotized, the hypnotist will make suggestions that can help you get sober. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and energized. You might feel an immediate reduction in your cravings—or the change might occur subtly over time. Most people need 3-6 hypnotherapy sessions to see results.
In addition to feeling more motivated to get sober, you may learn to be more relaxed. In fact, many addicts say that the relaxation hypnotherapy offers them is a powerful antidote to the challenges of drug and alcohol withdrawal.
You wouldn’t eat just one type of food for the rest of your life, so why would you limit yourself to only one treatment plan for addiction? Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can be amplified by psychotherapy, group support, spiritual counseling, chiropractic care, and more.
At Future Detox Now, we understand that addiction is a disease that affects the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. That’s why we believe in treating the whole person. We address your physical needs to keep your body strong and resilient.
We strengthen your brain and fortify your emotions. And then we look at your lifestyle, relationships, and surroundings. You deserve the best possible chance at sobriety, and that’s precisely what holistic care offers.
If you’re ready to try hypnotherapy, we can help. The journey to sobriety can be challenging, but it is possible to triumph—no matter how bad things seem. After all, the darkest hour is just before dawn. Don’t wait till tomorrow. It won’t get any easier. If you’re ready to lead a better life, call us today. You deserve it. You’re worth it. We can offer you a path out of the darkness.