Helping our patients change habits that are harmful, such as smoking or alcohol addiction, can be instrumental in turning their lives around. Hypnosis can also be useful in managing food addiction and poor eating habits. If you have any questions regarding the use of hypnosis to help resolve habits or addictions, that you would like to put to our contributors, then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have three contributors:
Jim Moorhouse - Working with addictions
In this session, I will look at a workable definition of addiction, and refer to a couple of case studies, drawing on my experience working with smoking cessation, alcohol use, and other addictions.
Lorna Cordwell - Letting go of habits The key to assisting a client to successfully let go of habits often rests in a personalised approach with focus on promoting positive expectations and reducing fears. Clients have a surprising number of ways they can deny and distort their habit, even when they want to stop it. This presentation explores some techniques and methods we can use for common habits such as smoking.
Liz Cornwallis - A blend for weight loss success: Building motivation and confidence with change talk, imagery and hypnosis. In this session Liz will share her experience of enabling clients (and herself) to achieve lasting weight loss success. She will discuss strategies for boosting motivation and confidence using a combination of hypnotherapy, mental imagery and motivational interviewing change talk techniques. The session will be interactive with opportunities to discuss these practical techniques and how, with some training, they could be applied in your everyday clinical care to help patients change stubborn habits, behaviours or problems.