In this article, I explore some of the differences between addiction and dependency, where cannabis sits in this, and how it might be affecting some cannabis smokers, without them maybe realising. The article is a product of what I have learned through my training in becoming a cognitive hypnotherapist, my continued training with addiction specialist Hugh Osborne, my work with helping people kick the cannabis habit, and my own personal experiences, as a whole, with cannabis.
In this article, we take a light-hearted look at some of the ways that addiction becomes a working cog within our unconscious mind. Nothing too scientific or technical here. Whether you are struggling with class A drugs or can’t seem to put the cookie jar down, I think you will relate and maybe even learn something helpful.
It is not uncommon for me to have a new client sit opposite me and cry for 30 minutes, telling me about all the horrific consequences that drug addiction has had on them. Everything they have already lost and still stand to lose. To tell me how ready they are to quit and how much they need my help… But… they need to do it after April 4th because their friend is hosting a huge party on that day. True story. Let’s just be honest, this is one of the biggest obstacles of recovering from an addiction. Those people = those places, those memories, those feelings = those behaviours and substances, right? Right. Them, they, those people, are a main trigger, there is no doubt about it. Whether you want to look at it developmentally, psychologically, neurologically, historically, culturally, they are there. How do we deal with them? This is an important conversation and a fair share of the work we would do together, however, this article sheds some light on my philosophy and approach.
Instant Relaxation -
Free Hypnotherapy Audio
Here I have gifted you a great audio, for you to enjoy. This ‘Deep Relaxation’ audio is great for switching off and establishing a mind-body connection. This disconnection of mind-body (psychosomatic disunity) is a major cause of addiction so re-establishing it regularly is a really useful practice.
DO NOT LISTEN TO WHILE DRIVING. For best results, listen with headphones while sitting or laying down in a comfortable position.