Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Overcoming Addictions Weekend

Overcoming Addiction
By Tina Taylor

An addiction is said to be an unhealthy dependence on a substance such as alcohol or drugs although people can also become addiction to certain behaviours such as gambling, eating certain foods, exercise, using the internet, pornography and shopping to name but a few.

All these activities, although they seem different have something in common.  The person doing them finds them pleasurable, many addicts start out using their drug of choice or doing their behaviour of choice because it makes them feel good.  Its an easy way to change their state; then after a while many find that the activity begins to control them.  They have to do the activity to feel better; and generally they need more of the same the get that feel good feeling.

What makes something an addiction?

Although the symptoms may vary from one addiction to another there are aspects that they have in common:

The addictive behaviour is counter productive to the individual.

For example those who are overweight; eat to make themselves feel good all those happy chemicals that the brain creates in response to certain foods.  Many feel bad after over eating and yet continue as they look for the good feelings; then everytime they feel down they turn to something – chocolate is a good example here.  They get bigger and bigger; their behaviour can seriously affect their health and yet they continue.

A smoker may feel it helps him to relax, gives him more confidence and makes him feel good.  They fail to consider that smoking contributes to feelings of anxiety; can seriously damage your health and can kill you.

The behaviour is persistent, even though it causes them problems, they continue.

People think of addicts as hopeless, unhappy people whose lives are falling apart whilst the addicts do not believe they have a problem as long as they are enjoying themselves and keeping their lives together.  The heavy drinker for example who is sober during the week and is only drunk at weekends may believe that he’s OK as long as his drinking does not interfere with his work.

Many addicts fail to recognise the harm their addiction is doing to them physically and mentally.  Denying the negative aspects and ignoring the effects on their health and relationships.  Some will blame outside forces, other people for their problems.  Whilst others being aware of their addiction and the harm it does want to keep the behaviour anyway.

A challenge that many find, is when those close to the addicts ask for assistance for a loved one that the addict does not want.   How do you respond to a plea for help from say a mother who is desperate to help her child overcome an addiction to Cocaine?

On this weekend learn how to improve your success rate and create a practice that is profitable and easy once you know how.   This weekend is part of our Diploma Course, there are also a few places available to those who wish to practice, improve their skills and achieve 12 CPD points for their continual personal development.

This weekend is suitable for for those who wish to learn how to improve their skills using hypnosis.

This 2 day MasterCLASS is hosted and presented by Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed NLP Trainer and Principal Tutor of WCHN, Gloria Hammett and Tina Taylor, Licensed Master Trainer of NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Trainer of WCHN.  Both run successful coaching / therapy practices in London and the South of England for over 2 decades.  Learn how they have helped 1000's to stop smoking and take control of addictive behaviours. This MasterCLASS will prepare
you to help clients make changes in their lives they can keep.

Location: Winchester University
                     (there are some rooms available on campus for around £38 per night)

Date:  9th & 10th April 2016

Book your place here http://wchn.org.uk/diploma-course-weekends/weekend-3-stop-smoking-and-addictions/


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