Imagine going to a ballgame and not craving a beer with your hotdog, or attending a family dinner without needing something to steady your nerves. Now imagine waking each day without the fear and shame of your addiction, but instead with a sense of pride and empowerment because you are on the road to recovery.
For clients at AToN Center, California’s leading executive addiction treatment center, these possibilities are not just imagined. They are actually happening for clients who choose hypnotherapy as one of their holistic healing therapies.
Drugs and alcohol dull the brain and actually cause physical changes. Hypnotism requires deep concentration, so this therapy is used only after sobriety has been achieved and addictive substances have left the body. Then, in the hands of a highly trained hypnotherapist, hypnosis becomes a powerful tool for addiction treatment and relapse prevention.
What Can Be Achieved with Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis cannot change behavior, so hypnotherapy will not “cure” addiction. It can, however, be used to reinforce positive behaviors and aid in understanding the underlying causes of someone’s addiction.
Hypnotherapy can be successfully applied to:
- Managing pain
- Easing anxiety
- Overcoming cravings
- Understanding environmental triggers
- Accessing suppressed memories
- Reinforcing sobriety
The greatest challenge for someone in recovery is to avoid relapse. The return to work, friends, and family after rehab can renew the uncomfortable situations and pressures that brought out the addictive behavior in the first place. Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis become additional coping strategies that clients of AToN Center are armed with before they leave treatment.
Empowering a Sober Future
Unlocking buried memories is sometimes key to discovering what has caused the fear and weakness found in most addicts. With hypnotherapy, these memories can be safely revealed and then later explored in regular therapy.
Through hypnotherapy, a patient can also be guided into a new future where he can envision and, to some extent, experience a sober, more assured self. The hypnotherapist exposes clients under hypnosis to a future where they are confident rather than unsure, hopeful rather than shamed, and capable of resistance instead of vulnerable to addiction triggers.
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Would you, too, like to experience freedom from addictive behavior? The comprehensive approach to addiction recovery at Aton Center has proven results. Call 888-535-1516 to find out more about our holistic therapies, beautiful amenities, and individualized treatment plans. Start your own recovery journey today!