Alex Saxton

How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Using Hypnosis

In these times, more and more people are choosing to stop drinking alcohol or at least moderate it and in my practise I have seen a rise in client enquiries asking for my help in stopping them drinking alcohol. Whether you drink alcohol as a coping mechanism, you only drink in social situations, it’s an unwanted habit you now do everyday after work and you want to be free of it, or you want to know how to control your drinking, you have come to the right place. In this blog I will explain how stopping drinking alcohol doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think it is and there is an easier way, and that is via the tool of hypnosis. Ready to hear more? Let’s go!

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the tool through which we can communicate with the subconscious mind and make changes within that deeper part of the mind. The subconscious mind, is where all your habits, CORE beliefs and phobias are stored. It’s also the part of the mind that controls your breathing, heart rate and bodily functions for example. It is where an individual’s drinking habit is stored, which is why it can be a real struggle to stop a habit such as drinking alcohol, if you are going up against a habit already stored in the subconscious mind! This is where people rely on strong willpower to fight against the ingrained habit, and it is this power struggle that can make people give up and feel resigned that they can never be free of drinking alcohol. But that is not always the case because through hypnosis we can affectively remove the unwanted habit and the cravings to drink alcohol for good.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis involves guiding individuals into a state of heightened suggestibility to help them access their subconscious mind to facilitate positive change. Hypnosis is nothing to be frightened of and being in hypnosis is a very relaxing state to be in. There are many ways to help guide someone into this heightened suggestibility state, but for my nervous clients I am able to hypnotise them when they are sitting upright with eyes open, which helps my clients feel more in control of the process.

Once they are in this suggestible state I communicate to their subconscious that my clients would like to be free of the unwanted drinking habit, and if they are using alcohol as a coping mechanism, I may also suggest to their subconscious mind healthier activities they can do to cope with emotions instead. The subconscious mind listens and makes the changes accordingly which helps them to overcome their unwanted drinking habit.

How long does it to get results?

It all depends on the client, but normally between 2-4 sessions is all they need. Sometimes the results are instant and sometimes it can be a gradual decrease in alcohol cravings as the weeks go by in-between sessions.

What is great about using hypnosis to remove the unwanted drinking habit from the subconscious mind, is that it makes it a much easier and comfortable process than using willpower alone. For example, a client may find themselves in a social setting and notice they have zero alcohol cravings, or when they finish work they notice they are free of the urge to go to the shop and buy wine, (where as before they had the hypnosis, they had to fight really hard not to go to the shop!) This is when they know a positive shift has occurred within their subconscious mind and they are finally free from the unhealthy habit and that’s an amazing feeling.

Last words

If you are currently struggling to stop drinking wine or to stop drinking alcohol in general, and want to know how to overcome drinking alcohol, then I recommend you reach out to a hypnotherapist for their help and find out if it is the right therapy for you. In my practise I always offer a free consultation during which I run some important hypnosis tests to check my potential client’s suitability to my method before any commitment to sessions is made. So make sure when you have some hypnosis tests done first before you commit. If you are a good candidate for hypnosis then you are very lucky indeed, and can look forward to an easier journey in being free of the unwanted drinking habit once and for all.

If you would like my hypnotherapy help with stopping drinking alcohol or help with alcohol moderation, please do not hesitate to get in touch – here is a link to my calendar to book a consultation with me during which we can discuss more about our unwanted drinking habit and I can explain how I work in more detail.

A brief intro is that I’m a clinical hypnotherapist with over 15 years experience, and to date I have helped over 100 clients from London, Poole, Bournemouth,  Southampton, Bath,  Bristol, the United States, and as far afield  as New Zealand in overcoming anxiety and unwanted habits. Regardless of where you reside,  I am fully equipped to assist you in the same manner through my online services. Here is the link to my website for further info

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. The information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you or someone you know is dealing with alcoholism, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or addiction specialist for proper evaluation and guidance. Individual experiences may vary, and seeking professional help is highly recommended for alcohol-related issues.