Overcoming Heroin (Opioid) Addiction & Trauma




Overcoming Addiction & Trauma; Psychotherapy Vs. Hypnotherapy.


Over recent years I have noticed that some of my clients are actually psychiatrists and psychotherapists. People who work in the same field as I do: Therapy.

And who have had countless hours of psychotherapy themselves for a variety of issues, as well as for their own professional development and regulated Supervision sessions.


I soon began to realise and thus question that if psychiatrists and psychotherapists were actively seeking out myself, a clinical hypnotherapist, then perhaps my own specialism and indeed hypnotherapy was able to offer something much more than they could offer themselves, and others, from their own field of therapy.



In addition to this, professionally, I have my own connections with two colleagues, both psychiatrists (one living in Norway, and the other in Sweden), who are now qualified hypnotherapists in their own rights, choosing the latter as their preferred form of therapy for treating their patients in their respective countries...


And so I decided to research the matter further and to delve deeper into this area to find out exactly why this is.


I came across an article in The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis entitled: ‘A Comparative Study of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Methadone Addicts’, (American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis Vol. 26, Issue 4).

The link to the full article may be found below.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.1984.10402575



I mostly work with clients suffering from such issues, my specialisms being drug & alcohol addiction, trauma (PTSD), depression, and anxiety; and so knowing about this field meant that considering this comparison and study might help me explain, and thus inform the general public further, the benefits and differences between the two types of therapy.


The experiment consisted of a Control Group and an Experimental Group (the latter group receiving hypnotherapy). The conclusion to the study highlighted a far greater success rate for recovering drug addicts who had hypnotherapy, as opposed to those only receiving psychotherapy. The Hypnotherapy group experienced less pain, less discomfort, and had a significantly higher number of successful drug withdrawals at the 6 month follow up meeting / appointment (94%).


However, no real reason was given as to why this was the case.

Having been a clinical hypnotherapist for many years now, and having worked with hundreds of clients, my empirical evidence demonstrates 100% success, exactly in line with what the study proves.



However, as all good hypnotherapists know, legally, by law, I can never guarantee a client a 100% success, despite knowing this 100% success rate deep down to be the case.


So how do we as professionals inform the general public as to the benefits of hypnotherapy?


I work with clients from hospitals, residential & rehab centres, and also individuals and private clients recommended to me from their friends, family and colleagues all over the world.


And my belief is that the best way to inform people is by continued good practice, delivering client success, professionalism and integrity, and amazing, awe-inspiring results!


Changed and transformed lives speak much louder than anything else.

Later this year, I will be endeavouring to undertake my own research project to take this evidence and research one step further.



I do believe that scientific research and best practice is one way of enabling the general public to be adequately and accurately informed of the biological, neurological, mental, emotional, and physical effects, benefits, and outcomes of clinical hypnotherapy.

Illnesses, and related issues, such as addiction, trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression, can all be effectively treated and resolved, enabling people to get back onto the road of recovery towards a future of health, wellness, and mental well-being.


If you would like to find out more about my future research project, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Thank you.

Rebecca Jones



Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA

Addiction, trauma, and anxiety are some of the most common issues and problems faced by people in today's busy, stressful and challenging society.


And often, a client who is an addict may also be experiencing anxiety. Or vice versa, a person suffering from trauma or anxiety, may also be developing (or already have) an addiction.


Clinical hypnotherapists are seeing an ever increasing number of clients facing these issues such as addiction, trauma and anxiety. And when you consider what we all have to manage, juggle, and combine in our lives, then actually, initially, it is no wonder people are suffering and are crying out for help.


Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA

With our demanding bosses, fast-paced jobs, gruelling hours, spinning plates, frenetic lives, and all this combined with family commitments, financial worries, Brexit uncertainty, a lack of job security, kids, school, relatives, housework, relationships, friends, social media pressures, and with limited free time and time just for us - we can often feel at breaking point, lost and alone, or at worst, suicidal.


Sometimes we make a cry for help.


Sometimes we can call a friend, speak to a family member, or see a coach or a therapist.

But sadly, more often that not, many people turn to the bottle, cocaine, sex, the credit card, gambling, drugs, food, self-harm, or something else, something worse.


Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA

Check out my latest event in association with the General Hypnotherapy Register & The Hypnotherapy Directory:


"PTSD: Freedom from Trauma & Acute Stress"


https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/events/ptsd-freedom-from-trauma-and-acute-stress



Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA


Addiction, trauma, and anxiety are some of the most common issues and problems faced by people in today's busy, stressful and challenging society.


And often, a client who is an addict may also be experiencing anxiety. Or vice versa, a person suffering from trauma or anxiety, may also be developing (or already have) an addiction.


Clinical hypnotherapists are seeing an ever increasing number of clients facing these issues such as addiction, trauma and anxiety. And when you consider what we all have to manage, juggle, and combine in our lives, then actually, initially, it is no wonder people are suffering and are crying out for help.


With our demanding bosses, fast-paced jobs, gruelling hours, spinning plates, frenetic lives, and all this combined with family commitments, financial worries, Brexit uncertainty, a lack of job security, kids, school, relatives, housework, relationships, friends, social media pressures, and with limited free time and time just for us - we can often feel at breaking point, lost and alone, or at worst, suicidal.


Sometimes we make a cry for help.


Sometimes we can call a friend, speak to a family member, or see a coach or a therapist.

But sadly, more often that not, many people turn to the bottle, cocaine, sex, the credit card, gambling, drugs, food, self-harm, or something else, something worse.


Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA


Why?


Every person's reason for making a cry for help, or wanting to escape, is different, as we are all different individuals with our own unique make up and background.

Everyone's life story is different.


But some common themes emerge in hypnotherapy sessions as to why a client may be experiencing difficulty in their lives, feel anxious or perhaps dealing with an addiction.


Here are some (not all) of the reasons why someone may try to escape life's stresses and challenges using drugs, alcohol, or something else:


a childhood issue, a family breakdown, a divorce/broken relationship, loss of job/finances, low self-esteem, an accident/injury/loss of health, poor health/disease, a traumatic experience/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)depression/anxiety, loss of a child/sibling/parent/family member, work pressure and demands/school and exam stress, lack of confidence/motivation, relationship issues, social media pressure/comparing our lives with others, war/terrorism/disaster. etc...


There are more reasons not listed here why people may feel anxious, depressed, wanting to escape (often through an addiction), or commit suicide.


Everyone's life story is different and unique.


But help and support is available.


Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA
Harley Street London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Hypnotherapy Therapy | Paul McKenna Dr. Richard Bandler Rebecca Jones | Paris London Manchester New York | Worldwide Clinical Hypnotherapy | International Hypnosis | Harley Street Therapy Clinic London & Deansgate Manchester UK | Addiction Trauma Anxiety | Eating Disorders Acute Anxiety Depression OCD Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Trauma PTSD Addiction Social Anxiety Disorders Panic Attacks Stress Mental Health Drugs Alcohol Addiction | Christmas | New Year 2019 | Fifth Avenue Therapy Clinic | Manhattan | New York | USA


How can hypnotherapy help?


Using clinical hypnotherapy clients can experience a two-part approach where not only is the negative aspect of their life removed, (e.g. an addiction or PTSD), but in addition, the void created by the addiction being removed is filled with something new in their life, something positive or exciting for their lives, and something which will enliven, reboot, and energise your life once more.


This two-pronged approach means that after your therapy sessions you do not just leave having beaten your addiction or anxiety, but you also leave having gained something new and positive in your life too.


You not only leave having beaten your trauma, but you gain a new you! You not only leave having beaten your addiction, but you gain a new dream! You not only leave having beaten your anxiety, but you gain a new life!

What is it that you have always wanted to do, be, have, or achieve in your life?


Now you can do it!


Clinical hypnotherapy and research has proven its success of eliminating and combatting addictions, anxiety, and trauma, alongside beating mental health issues at the same time.

A negative issue is removed whilst also improving your mental wellness and well-being.

And thus building a lighter, brighter and happier new you.


Please remember that help and support is available for you.


Beat your problems. Build a new you!


Check out Rebecca's latest article as seen in the national therapy journals & national press;


https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/beat-addiction-beat-anxiety-build-you