Program: Alcohol Management
This program is for people who know that they need to drink less or give up drinking altogether. Many people who drink feel conflicted about their relationship with alcohol and want to change it. If you are drinking more than you want to and this has become the norm, it doesn’t have to be this way.
There are many reasons why people drink more than they know they should. These include entertainment, habit, boredom or use as a distraction or relief from the stresses of life. Some people drink because they are socially shy, lonely, bored, unhappy, scared, want to numb difficult feelings or are worried about their futures. Many people use alcohol to push down uncomfortable thoughts, especially at night when they try to sleep.
Drinking Less More Often
When you drink alcohol, a number of interesting chemical changes occur in your body that make you crave or continue to drink more alcohol than you want to. One of these changes is an increase in dopamine, the chemical that is located in the ‘reward’ area of your brain. If alcohol is something you use to dampen the stresses and strains of life, dopamine is a great way to escape. However, after a period of time your brain gets used to it and welcomes the extra dopamine. The problem is that over this period of time, the sensations that dopamine creates diminishes. This is why people then need more alcohol to obtain the same level of feeling. It’s not your fault. Alcohol consumption increases as any tolerance to more alcohol is registered by the brain. This is when the habit of drinking to deal with life’s circumstances starts to feel ‘normal’ and over-drinking becomes part of your lifestyle.
We can show you how to increase dopamine in alcohol-free ways.
Nobody likes a hangover and waking up feeling awful about how much they drank the night before. This program is for people who want to get out of an unhelpful drinking cycle. Like other habits, drinking is regulated by the subconscious mind and can be managed or eliminated. You can change your drinking habits because it is something you have learned to do. We use a range of therapies, including clinical hypnosis, to help you unlearn this habit and manage (or stop) drinking without cravings or withdrawal symptoms. We communicate directly with your subconscious mind to undo the habit of drinking and install the habits of a healthier lifestyle. We’ll help you to access the reward centre of your brain in healthier ways.
It doesn’t matter if you have been drinking for most of your life or tried to change your drinking habits many times. You absolutely can regulate (or stop) drinking for good. Our program is fast, effective, drug free and pain free. You can be calm, collected and back in control of your life. It will become normal to think of yourself as someone who can manage (or manage without) alcohol.
We are keen to see you maintain the lifestyle changes you achieve with us. To enable this, we have designed take-home audio recordings that accompany each program. They are engineered to support you outside of your therapeutic sessions. These recordings allow you to continue your experience of professional guidance in the comfort of your home.
You can learn more about our audio programs by CLICKING HERE.