Is alcohol becoming a problem for you?

Is alcohol becoming a problem for you?

 

Most of us don’t really think of alcohol as a drug, but it is. And despite the fact that you may drink it to “feel good”, alcohol is actually classed as a depressant because of the effects it has on the body’s vital functions.

Drinking a little too much alcohol leads to minor depressant effects, such as lack of judgement or coordination. Severe depressant effects include numbness to pain, alcohol poisoning, vomiting, unconsciousness and even death.

The facts on drinking in Australia are somewhat terrifying. According to a number of studies on alcohol consumption in Australia over the past decade*:

  • Alcohol is the most widely used drug in Australia
  • It costs society more than $15 billion every year
  • 1 in 10 workers say they have experienced the negative effects of a co-worker’s use of alcohol
  • Alcohol-related diseases kill almost 6000 people in Australia every year
  • 12 to 13 people a month die from alcohol related cancer, attributed to drinking at least some alcohol every day
  • Young Australians drink less, however older Australians are really hitting the bottle hard

 

In a global drug survey, Australia ranked third (behind Mexico and Ireland) for respondents who said they wished they drank less.

When you want to drink less, it’s often because you are starting to feel the negative effects on your body, or you have had one too many bad experiences after drinking too much.

Many Australians reach for an alcoholic drink out of habit, or as a way to relax at the end of a long day – BUT if you answer “yes” to any of the following, alcohol may be becoming a problem for you:

  • Do you feel as though your drinking is getting out of control?
  • Are you drinking too much alcohol (more than the health guidelines)?
  • Do you spend too much money on alcohol?
  • Do you have to make excuses about your drinking?
  • Are you violent when you drink?
  • Do you believe you drink because of boredom or stress?
  • Are you gaining weight from over-drinking?
  • Is alcohol affecting your relationships/marriage?
  • Do you have frequent mood swings – particularly when you cannot drink?
  • Do you feel lost, like you don’t know yourself any more?
  • Are you waking in the middle of the night due to alcohol affecting your sleep?
  • Are you using alcohol to get to sleep?
  • Do you often make plans to “quit drinking” on Monday, but it doesn’t work out?
  • Is feeling hung-over spoiling your weekend, or that of your spouse, children and family members?
  • Do you suffer alcohol-induced blackouts, or have trouble remembering the night before?
  • Are you ashamed of your behaviour?
  • Do you frequently offend people while you’re drunk?
  • Does your spouse or children ask you to stop drinking?
  • Are you worried about your long term health?

If you find yourself nodding while reading these questions, it’s probably a sign that you need to do something now.

Hypnotherapy for alcohol addiction can help you understand and deal with the reasons why you drink, as well as programming your subconscious to think differently about alcohol. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients over the years, and achieved a 95% success rate in just 3-4 sessions.

It’s time to make a decision.

Take that first step, and call me on 6156 8227.

Blessings,

Rebecca

 

* https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/alcohol-related-disease-kills-almost-6000-people-in-australia-every-year-wa-study-ng-b88758124z

https://habtherapy.com.au/alcohol-kills-15-australians-day/

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/alc-strategy/%24FILE/alcohol_strategy_back.pdf

 

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How to change your thinking

How to change your thinking

 

 

Did you know that it’s possible to change a habit – any habit – simply by changing your thinking? As the saying goes: “You are what you think you are.”

When we think, we create. We create ourselves, and the situations around us. And just as we can think ourselves into the habits we form in our lives, we can just as easily think our way out of them.

It sounds too good to be true, but for many, the simple act of changing their thinking seems like an impossible task.

And this is where hypnotherapy and counselling can really help.

For example, I help my clients challenge their perceptions of themselves and escape the horrible habits that are keeping them down. I create a roadmap for success, by working with my clients’ conscious and subconscious minds to recognise that they have the power to change their lives – no matter how many times they have tried and failed before.

Here are four simple steps for achieving success in your life:

(1) Evaluate yourself and your life, and decide what’s not working for you. Think about which habits are holding you back from being the person you really want to be.

(2) Make a decision to change. This is very important.

(3) Be that person. Don’t overthink it, and don’t allow yourself to become complacent. Walk the talk.

(4) Success is already yours! You are that person. And if you continue this correct thinking, your old habits will just be a bad memory.

This process is like a rebirth. And it works for everything. Nothing is too difficult. But in order for it to work, you MUST accept that you are responsible for changing your thinking and therefore your habits. There is nothing holding you back but you.

I can help you understand this process in more depth, and guide you in applying it in your own life to achieve success in ways you never thought possible.

For example:

Smoking is not an addiction; it’s a habit you can break. Many, many psychologists will tell you that. Changing your thinking is all that is required, and I can help you do it in a single session.

Weightloss is easy if you understand how to eat right, and treat food as nourishment for your body – the way it is meant to be. Food is not an addiction, you have just formed bad habits around the way you consume food. And together, we can change it.

Gambling is a destructive habit that can leave you broke and depressed. The urge to gambling is the result of a habit you have formed by allowing yourself to continue gambling. All it takes to never gamble again is a mindset adjustment and a commitment to changing your life.

Drinking is usually a habit that forms over many years of believing that you “just need one or two to relax of an evening” – causing you to fall into a comfort zone that only becomes uncomfortable when you realise how it’s affecting your health, finances and relationships.

I could go on and on, discussing all forms of horrible habits that systematically destroy millions of lives every year.

But the point is, it doesn’t need to destroy yours. If it’s not working for you, and it’s not in accord with who you want to be, then it needs to go.

Let me help you say goodbye to old habits. You only need a simple adjustment of thinking, and I can help you get there.

For more information, please contact me on 6156 8227 or email info@accordhypno.com.au.

Blessings,

Rebecca

 

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