Gambling problems can manifest themselves in many different ways. Some problem gamblers will have all of the signs of their gambling problem and some others may only have one. Gambling addiction affects players of all different forms of gambling.
The most important thing to remember is just because their life is not horrible because of their gambling does not mean there is not a problem; many people can have serious gambling addictions and still hold down a job and other may think averything is fine.
Many addicts will stop socializing with anyone not into their addiction, so if suddenly someone you know cuts out all their friends from their life and starts to isolate themselves this can be a sign.
We now know that there are many contributing factors to gambling addiction. For example, the sensations experienced during a gambling episode may trigger the release of hormones into the brain that actually give a feeling of wellbeing – during that moment.
Past experiences that may have been long forgotten at the consious level are often a hidden driver leading towards excessive gambling behavior.
Because these experiences lie buried in the subconsious, no amount of talking can resolve the probelm.
However, because hypnosis works at the subconscious level, it can be highly effective in resolving these long forgotten issues.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist with nearly thirty years experience, I see many gambling addicts at my practice in Highgate Hill in Brisbane.
It does take effort, but if a gambler wants to control the addiction it can be done.
I have helped many gamblers retake control of their lives.