Many factors can contribute to substance use disorders, including trauma and interpersonal violence. PTSD and having experienced traumatic events in the past can both lead to an addiction to drugs or alcohol. People often use drugs to soothe the emotional pain that they have experienced due to traumatic events in the past.
Trauma hypnotherapy can be used as a part of a personalized treatment plan for drug and alcohol abuse to help people with substance use disorders lay the groundwork for long-term recovery. The goal of this kind of therapy is to help the person regain a positive sense of self, heal attachment wounds, and rewrite upsetting memories with new endings that are more positive. It’s a caring, whole-person approach that gets results that last.
How It Does It
Trauma-informed treatment aims at identifying traumas that the patient has not had to deal with, as well as how these might be linked to issues like depression, addiction, and anxiety. Trauma could be a temporary thing like being the victim of a natural disaster or even a crime. Trauma can also occur over a longer period of time, such as when you are a victim of a domestic or child abuse situation, or while serving in the military.
Hypnosis, a gentle and effective method to heal from trauma, while meeting the spiritual, cultural, and personal needs of each individual, is evidence-based. It is often combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Hypnotherapy is not something people think of as magic. In order to create a state where you are more aware, a hypnotherapist will use focused attention, guided relaxation, and intense concentrated concentration. This is known to be in a state of trance.
People who are in trance block out or ignore the events around them. Trance therapy is a technique that helps someone focus on tasks or thoughts that are relevant to the session’s objectives. This could be used to examine the reason why someone is using drugs or alcohol. It can also help with dealing with difficult feelings and thoughts without resorting too much to drugs.
While anyone can be put under hypnosis. Some people are more open and willing to listen than others. People who aren’t open to hypnosis, or are skeptical about its benefits, tend to have trouble relaxing enough to attain a true state of hypnosis.
Brain Reprogramming To Help People Stay Sober For Good
Trauma-informed therapy is different from other types of therapy which force people into reliving painful memories. It helps you get past traumas out of your head so that you can move forward with personal growth and positive things. Trauma-informed hypnotherapy can be part of your treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
- How to put your mind in an enviable state of healing itself
- How you can build tools to help you overcome bad times.
- How you can make yourself feel better after bad events happen
- How to quickly deal with painful memories without pain
- How to be optimistic and look forward to good things happening
The combination of healing shame, guilt, anger, and resentment, as well as finding new ways to gain spiritual strength and personal growth, allows you to look forward to a future where your addiction-related behaviors won’t be a burden.