Is it possible to quit alcohol with hypnosis?

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Does the thought of hypnosis bring to mind an image of a  well-dressed gentleman moving a pocket timepiece back and forth to encourage an audience member to bark like a dog when he claps his hands?

You’re not alone in that. Numerous people see hypnosis solely as a performance or stage trick. However, when hypnosis is used to achieve a specific goal such as quitting alcohol, it’s called Hypnotherapy. How can it work if it’s not feasible to control someone’s mind?

Genuine hypnosis doesn’t force any control. It’s merely a method for guiding you into a tranquil state of mindfulness, like a meditative state or trance, where you concentrate your attention within yourself.

Alcohol has been used recreationally for centuries. Many people quit alcohol and have no difficulty setting a threshold to how much they drink and how frequently. Yet, for some, alcohol is a substance that can harm their well-being and lives.

As the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains, “throughout history, we’ve struggled to understand and manage alcohol’s power.” Hypnotherapy, or hypnosis in therapy, can help bring about a major change for some people.

What is Hypnotherapy? 

The rationale of Hypnotherapy is to help people calm down using the prerogative of suggestion. Fundamentally, this practice relaxes the conscious mind while permitting the subconscious mind to be more determined.

The hypnotic state is pictured by relaxation and an absence of inhibitions. Most scientists suggest this occurs because we can converge on something without allowing our fears, worries, and qualms to interfere with our focus  For example when we watch a movie we focus on the plot and our qualms and uncertainties fade away.

A similar thing occurs when we’re in a hypnotic state, but instead of concentrating on a movie plot, we are highlighting ourselves.

Hypnotherapy for the treatment of alcoholism.

Hypnotherapy is not yet a recognized technique for alcohol abuse therapy, but it may be used as a different treatment technique to aid in the recovery procedure alongside techniques like dialectic behavioral rehabilitation that are evidence-based. In recent decades, researchers and medical specialists have spent a lot of time reviewing alcohol addiction, its effects, development, treatment, and prevention.

Some of the effective methods of treatment are alcohol detoxification, direct counseling of the patient, or group therapy, or therapy within a rehabilitation center. These programs typically include the use of evidence-based sense modalities, such as behavioral therapy or medication. Hypnotherapy is a newer alternative means of treatment that is growing in admiration.

Researchers backing the use of Hypnotherapy for alcohol addiction treatment claim that it can benefit the participant to comprehend why their actions qualify as abuse and not purely as use. Also, it may aid them to learn and understand how to employ helpful behaviours in place of old, hurtful behaviours.

Many people agonising over alcohol abuse find it hard to acknowledge (often for years at a time) that they have a substance abuse crisis. For this reason, alcohol abuse can go untreated for years, but revitalisation is feasible with the help of Hypnotherapy.


Research has been going on for many years to test hypnosis as a possible therapy for alcohol use, but it is still in the early stages. There’s still no solid evidence to prove it can cause harm when provided by a trained hypnotherapist.

At Enlighten My Health, we work out what our clients’ subconscious triggers and patterns are that are responsible for their alcohol drinking habits.

We spend time looking at what’s blocking them from being able to quit. Then we do a full hypnosis session to release those triggers and patterns.

Once those things are released and you eliminate the habit, you leave the session being FREE of alcohol for life.

To book in a FREE 30-minute discovery session to find out how we can help you to break any unwanted behaviours and habits click on this link:

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