Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery


Addiction is defined as a chronic condition, occurring when a person ingests a substance or engages in a behaviour which is usually pleasurable, however becomes compulsive, leading to adverse consequences. Someone who has an addiction may find that it is starting to interrupt their ability to tend to day to day responsibilities such as work, study, family and relationships and they may also be experiencing adverse consequences to their health. 

Examples of addiction include but are not limited to: 

  • Cigarettes (see below)
  • Alcohol (daily consumption as well as compulsive binge drinking)
  • Illicit drugs (marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth amphetamine etc.)
  • Prescription drugs
  • Food (see also, eating disorders)
  • Compulsive exercise & steroid abuse (linked sometimes to eating disorders)
  • Gambling
  • Shopping/spending
  • Sex & love (codependency)
  • Internet/gaming

Options for treatment.

The options for treatment of addiction with hypnotherapy depend on both how acute the addiction is and how willing the person is to engage in treatment.

In some cases of chronic and high use of mind-altering illicit or prescription drugs, a program of hypnotherapy may be the appropriate next step after a stay at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility or hospital. Likewise with alcohol, if the use is daily and very high, medical supervision in the early stages of recovery may be necessary before a program of hypnotherapy can be undertaken. If acute malnutrition or low body weight is present in an eating disorder, the client may be asked throughout the treatment process to visit their doctor and permit contact between the doctor and therapist.

A program of hypnotherapy can help you on your road to recovery to becoming free of your addiction. 

During sessions of hypnotherapy, you will gain an understanding of the problem on a conscious level through counselling. Your therapist will discuss with you how the problem presents itself, the impact that it has on your life and how you would prefer to be feeling as well what you would prefer to be focusing on.

This information will be utilised under hypnosis to help you create new possibilities for your life. The subconscious will be engaged in the process so as to allow for the resolution and healing of past traumas, hurt and grief, as well as increasing self-esteem and self-worth; critical ingredients in the recovery of addiction.

Hypnosis adds a unique layer to therapy by not only understanding the problem on a conscious level, but addressing the underlying causes at a deeper subconscious level so as the mind can begin to process and create real and positive change.

Quit smoking hypnotherapy


Well you have come to the right place. You know that smoking is harmful to your health, yet you continue to do it and are perplexed by why you can’t ‘just stop’.

This is because the part of the mind that is now responsible for the smoking is no longer the conscious part of the mind; the unconscious mind has taken over.

Discover how a skilful combination of counselling and hypnosis can help you to break the habitual nature of cigarette smoking, as well as uncover the unhelpful beliefs systems that keep you tied to cigarettes. 

At South Eastern Hypnotherapy & Counselling, we offer a Quit Smoking program, which will be specifically tailored to the individual.

  • A quit smoking guide which will be emailed to you upon booking
  • A hypnosis recording which will be emailed to you upon booking
  • 2x one hour sessions of hypnotherapy
  • One FREE session of hypnotherapy which you are entitled to use at any time in the future if you ever take up smoking again, or find yourself wanting extra support

Let hypnotherapy put you in touch with the inner-self who doesn’t want to smoke and who is genuinely a non-smoker at heart.

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South Eastern Hypnotherapy & Counselling is a leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

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People Say

"I cannot recommend highly enough. I went for my first quit smoking appointment feeling quite sceptical, but walked out a non smoker. In the time between my first and second appointment, I slipped up once due to a high stress day. However, Bianca worked on the stress trigger in that second session and I haven't touched one since. I was a sceptic after so many failed attempts; champix, patches, gum, cold turkey. But this was just my fit, it works. Big thank you, kids will enjoy their holiday with the savings come Christmas"
Tanya H

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