Hypnosis and Gambling

With the risk of the federal government rescinding laws aimed at helping problem gamblers, the need for effective solutions to this problem has never been more urgent.

An article, entitled Problem Gambling: Treatment Strategies and Rationale For the Use of Hypnosis as a Treatment Adjunct, published several years ago in the Australian Journal of Clinical […]

Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders.

An approach described in a paper* published it the American journal of Clinical Hypnosis, describes the use of hypnosis for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, borrowing from studies effectively treating alcoholism by using intensive daily sessions. Combining the more intense treatment of 20 daily sessions with hypnosis is a successful method to treat addictions. […]

Hypnosis for Gambling

Opportunities to gamble have increased significantly over the past decade. Along with the rapid expansion of legalized gambling has come an increase in the number of gambling problems. For most people, gambling is a social or recreational activity, something that is fun and entertaining. But for others, gambling causes problems and, for some, it becomes […]

Hypnosis for Alcoholism

Hypnotherapy has a long history of success in the treatment of addictions.

In a paper entitled, Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorder*, Greg Potter PhD records explains that hypnosis was widely used around the turn of the Twentieth Century. Howevr, by 1910, due to the increasing appearance of hypnosis as […]

Hypnosis and Pornography Addiction

No one is born with an addiction to sex or pornography. We have to learn it.

What starts as an infrequent and seemingly harmless erotic adventure—a fling here, a click there—can so easily run away with us. Then, all too soon, we can find ourselves practically compelled to chase that encounter, access those sites, enter […]

Hypnotherapy and Quitting Smoking

The 1988 report of the US Surgeon General identified cigarette smoking as nicotine addiction.

· The UK Royal College of Physicians also concluded that “nicotine is an addictive drug on par with heroin and cocaine, and that the primary purpose of smoking tobacco is to deliver a dose of nicotine rapidly to the brain.”

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Hypnotherapy and Addiction

Hypnotherapy is becoming more commonly used as a treatment option for people trying to break a substance abuse cycle of dependence, especially in follow-up care to help prevent relapse.

Like drug therapy that is used to treat cravings and modify behaviors, hypnotherapy should be administered qualified therapists. It is considered a piece of a comprehensive […]

Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking

It is important to understand that the nicotine addiction is not the main problem in stopping smoking. Nicotine can be out of your system in as little as three to four days.

With this in mind, one might ask why it is that people can give up smoking for one, two or maybe three […]