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Habits and Addiction

Transform Unwanted Habits and Break Free from Addiction

 

Habits are daily choices that shape our routines and can sometimes lead to addiction. Developed over time as we explore our personal preferences, habits influence our health, productivity, financial stability, and happiness. According to Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, it is estimated that habits account for over 40% of the actions we perform each day.

 

Many habits, such as starting the coffee machine after our morning shower or brushing our teeth before bed, are harmless and even beneficial to our well-being. However, habits like nail-biting at work, snacking on chips while watching TV, or having a glass of wine after a long day might serve a different purpose, such as stress relief, relaxation, or reward. While these habits may begin innocuously, they can potentially escalate into addictions that negatively impact your health, relationships, financial stability, and overall mental well-being.

 

Understanding Addiction 

Addiction refers to the problematic use of substances like alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs, as well as behaviors such as gambling and eating disorders (overeating and undereating). Addictions are complex, ranging from mild (experiencing a hangover or being late for work) to severe (homelessness or debilitating illnesses). Cravings and the sensation of "needing" something can lead to compulsive and uncontrollable behaviors, disregarding the quantity and frequency of addictive behavior or consumption and its consequences.

 

People may abuse substances for various reasons, such as seeking pleasure, alleviating discomfort, or enhancing performance. While these behaviors might serve a purpose initially, they can also have detrimental effects, taking over individuals' lives and impacting their judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and emotional regulation.

 

How I Can Help 

Effective treatments like Cognitive Hypnotherapy can assist you in altering habits and overcoming addiction by rewiring and re-educating your brain, eliminating the belief that a specific behavior or 'substance' is essential for self-comfort.

 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy aims to transform unhealthy and destructive behaviors into more desirable ones, empowering you to lead a happy and productive life. Moreover, you will acquire tools and techniques to help you manage habits and cravings, enabling you to start living your best life.

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