My own recovery from addiction was not just about stopping my addictive behaviours, and carrying on as “normal”. Having felt such highs, and having seen the depths of the lows created by them, “normal”, was just below the line of being content for me, and sobriety was not sustainable there.
It was through Cognitive Hypnotherapy when I realised that my addiction was (or eventually became) a surface layer of some deeper issues, which were disconnection from myself, and an absence of purpose. Cognitive Hypnotherapy was the difference, that made all the difference in my overcoming addiction.
Just how the word ‘addiction’ is made up of different letters, my addiction was also made up of different parts; the psychological addiction, the physiological addiction, the triggers, my environment, my relationship to myself and to others, and my (lack of) higher purpose. It is through dealing with these parts individually, that gave me a better understanding of why I was “doing” my addiction, why I didn’t need it anymore, and what I would like my life to look and feel like after.
Recovery from addiction through Cognitive Hypnotherapy, had empowered me in ways that I didn’t even know were possible, and has unlocked doors into myself, and outside myself, that I didn’t even know were there.
I was lucky enough to train in one of the best schools out there, and under one of the greatest teachers I could have ever hoped for. The Quest Institute, and Cognitive Hypnotherapy, were founded by Trevor Silvester, a pioneer, a thought leader, and 25 year veteran in the field of Therapy and personal development.