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Hypnotherapy with Doctor Grahame Randall

Medical Hypnotherapist

Member of The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

Tel: Haslemere (01428) 724 333

56 Chiltley Way



GU30 7HE

Tel: (01428) 724 333


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Hypnotherapy can be helpful in the treatment of addiction and can be especially successful in treating ‘minor’ addictions.


Types of Addiction


People can become addicted to substances and to actions. Substance addiction can include addiction to drugs, including nicotine (see stop smoking) and alcohol and certain types of food such as sugar, chocolate and caffeine. An action commonly linked with addiction is gambling and with the advent of the Internet, addiction to Internet gambling is becoming increasingly more common. There are many other various indulgences that can also become addictive.


Usually, at least to begin with, that particular substance or action would have been associated with either pleasure, or would have had an equivalent effect by perhaps relieving pain or anxiety.


There would be a natural human reaction to try it again, and if still effective, again and again. A problem arises if the activity then gets in the way of normal functioning and leads to health or social problems.


Psychological / Physical Addiction


Psychological dependence can often begin when the activity is the only thing that will either give pleasure or relief. The subconscious learns the behaviour and tends to resist any conscious attempt to control it.


Real addiction can follow when the body’s actual metabolism changes, in the case of drugs, and the effects of withdrawal become physically unpleasant.


Hypnotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction


Hypnotherapy can be effective in treating ‘minor’ addiction. Hypnotherapy addresses the psychological dependence and my approach is to change the subconscious messages that have been learnt.


I use the term “minor” not to suggest that the problems are not serious but to distinguish the people I treat from those with deeper-seated psychological problems and those with metabolic addiction.


During the relaxed state of hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes more open to positive behaviour-changing suggestions. On a one-to-one basis, these positive messages will be very specific and the focus is on the subject seeing himself, or herself, as he or she really wants to be.


The principle is that the hypnotic trance state allows these messages to be placed into the subconscious. Thus, any pleasures, or reliefs, that may have to be given up are more than made up for by all the health and psychological advantages that are achieved by breaking the habit.


Hypnotherapy can be complementary to other treatments for addiction. My approach to the treatment of addiction is based on my experience as a medical doctor and hypnotherapist and working with psychologists and psychiatrists. Individual problems with addiction can always be discussed to see whether hypnotherapy might be helpful as a treatment.


Hypnotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction


To contact me with any queries about treatment for an addiction, or to make an appointment for hypnotherapy, please email me or telephone Haslemere (01428) 724333.


Addiction Treatment: Hypnotherapy for Gambling, Alcohol, Food and Drugs