Hypnotherapy for Addiction

Man lighting up a cigarette. Hypnotherapy can be used to help you quit smoking.

Whether you want to quit smoking, alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or all manner of other things, you should consider hypnotherapy for addiction.

Addiction can be physically, mentally, socially, and financially, crippling. Unfortunately, only about 10% of people who are suffering from addiction will seek help. Those that do, often wait until they hit rock bottom.

Left untreated, addictions become more and more entrenched in our lives, cost us more and more money, and can eventually cost us our loved ones, our job, and maybe even our lives.

The view from laying on the cobbled road. Many people wait until they hit rock bottom before seeking treatment for addiction.

Common Addictions:


Despite the harms of smoking being well known, bans on advertising, and increasing pricing, nicotine addiction is still the number one substance addiction. Furthermore, the rise of vaping has re- introduced nicotine to a youth market. Hypnotherapy is a great way to help you or your loved ones to quit smoking.


When sex becomes a compulsion, an escape from underlying issues, an unhealthy dependency, and leaves you feeling emotionally unfulfilled, you may need help. Hypnotherapy can help you create a more healthy sexual relationship.

Phone / Social Media

This addiction is likely linked to the dopamine hit we get when using social media and associated technologies. The result is Nomophobia, or “no-mobile-phone-phobia”, being the anxious or other negative feelings we experience when we don’t have our phones. Hypnotherapy is a very effective tool for dealing with these issues.


Alcohol abuse is linked to scores of deadly diseases, is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents and assaults, and can ruin relationships and careers. Its legal status, link to cultural celebrations, and social acceptance makes it a very common addiction. Do you want to cut down or stop drinking?

Prescription Drugs

Many medications, mimic the natural ‘feel good’ chemicals we have in our bodies. Others are very similar to illicit drugs. For these reasons, they can be highly addictive and many people struggle with addiction.


Just like the phone addiction, gaming taps into our natural chemical reactions to exciting experiences. We are being dosed with our own internal drugs and can become addicted. Pretty soon, the feel-good experience of everyday achievements can’t compete with the game. Hypnotherapy can help you reduce your dependence.

Illicit Drugs

Despite being illegal and decades of ‘wars on drugs’, illicit drugs are still readily available. Drug addiction can be devastating to the body and mind, break up relationships, alienate friends and family, and ultimately lead to crime, chronic illness, and death. Contact us for a confidential conversation.


Most people who gamble would not be deemed an addict, but the socially acceptable nature and technology access means gambling is affecting more and more families. Is gambling costing you more than you can afford?


Food is fuel, medicine, and linked to celebrations and traditions. But some people develop an unhealthy relationship with food, relying upon it for comfort, avoidance of other issues, even as a form of self punishment. Whether it’s an addiction to caffeine, or sugar, or an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia, hypnotherapy can be very effective.

If you are worried you may be suffering from some form of addiction, contact us to discuss how hypnotherapy may help you take back control of your life.

The benefits of using Hypnotherapy for addiction:


The conventional treatment of many substance addictions is the replacement of those substances with another, or modifying how those substances are consumed (e.g. nicotine patches to quit smoking). Hypnotherapy is drug-free and can be used stand-alone, or in conjunction with conventional treatment.

Improved Habits

We are creatures of habit. Part of what makes addictions so tough to kick is that they have become part of our habits. Using hypnotherapy, we can replace your negative habits with positive ones, not only removing the addiction but improving other parts of your life. For example improving self esteem…

Combined Treatment

Addictions, particularly substance abuse, are often a form of ‘self-medicating or otherwise trying to deal with underlying issues, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and the like. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat these underlying issues, as well as the addiction. More of our services here…

Contact us to confidentially discuss your situation and find out how we can help you with your addiction using hypnotherapy.