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Habits & Addictions

Both habit and addiction share a common foundation: the relationship of cause and effect.

A habit is formed through learning and becomes ingrained as an association between a stimulus (or incentive) and a conscious or subconscious behavioural reaction aimed at achieving a particular goal.

On the other hand, addiction is a more intricate process, characterized by intense cravings, loss of impulse control, and behavioural inflexibility. Addictions are rooted in physiological changes that occur in the brain, driven by a compelling desire to escape discomfort or endure emotional turmoil.


Repeatedly engaging in pleasure-seeking behaviours like alcohol consumption, drug use, or smoking can establish neural pathways in the brain, linking the relief of negative emotions such as stress and depression to persistent cravings and impulsive desires.

While certain behaviours may be harmless in moderation, any pattern that effectively, consistently, and physiologically numbs or suppresses emotions, trauma, or depression has the potential to evolve into an addiction.

Hypnotherapy can be so effective in the treatment of habits and addictions, as it can reprogram those neural pathways through the sub-conscious mind. It can also find, neutralise and remove the "root" causes responsible for the habit or addiction in the first place; and replace that habit or addiction with a more healthy alternative. 

Hypnosis is completely drug free and is the most natural and effective way to help you to kick that habit or addiction for good, and at CHA we can help you with any of the following:

  • Alcohol 

  • Smoking or Vaping

  • Drugs 

  • Gambling

  • Nail Biting

  • Skin Picking

  • Cutting/Self-Harm

  • Sex/Pornography

  • Internet/Gaming

  • Shopping or Excessive Spending

  • Work

  • Food or Sugar

  • Kleptomania

  • Cannabis

  • Caffeine 

  • Energy or Soft Drinks

  • Trichotillomania

  • Bruxism or Jaw Clenching

  • Compulsive Lying

  • Enuresis (bed wetting)

  • Lip or Cheek Biting

  • Hoarding

  • Habitual Swearing

  • Dysphagia (problems swallowing)

  • Thumb Sucking (for adults)

  • And more...

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