Alcohol induced transformation:
You’ve seen the type, shy and quiet transform with alcohol. They become the life and the soul of the party. It is fun to see another side of them. To watch as they become bright and enjoyable company but then there’s a turn for the worst. They become obnoxious, deliberately bumping into people and making them spill their drinks. Being a nuisance. Alcohol had changed his personality.
Does this sound familiar to you? Is your personality transformed when you drink alcohol?
You want the good feeling to continue. It gives you the “confidence” to be you. But you continue to drink to sustain the good feeling. This results in you tipping into the realm of everyone whating to avoid you.
When treating clients with social anxiety, alcohol has been used to relieve no confidence or lack of self esteem (and usually a combination of all).
Using alcohol is self medication, trying to find a way to:
- tolerate the social interaction,
- enjoy the feeling of being part of something and
- make the feeling, by drinking more, results in black-outs and behaviour that you do not want to be know for.
That’s one aspect of drinking too much, for confidence.
Using it as a confidence booster but the result is going overboard and the ugly comes out. With hypnotherapy, I am helping you to develop your confidence from within. If you want to be more self assured and confident, you can develop this part of yourself while reducing your anxiety and the need to self medical with alcohol.
Alcohol (or drugs or cigarettes or food) is just symptomatic of upset deep inside. Part of the therapy is thinking about how you want to be and what it would be like not to need alcohol as a crutch.
Another aspect of drinking, to relieve stress.
What started as having a glass of wine or a whiskey to unwind after a busy day has become a daily fixture in your life. You found you slept well. Then the association begins of drink helping to unwind and it becomes a “need”. What was one glass, becomes two and one morning you shock yourself by realising that you drank a bottle of wine by yourself. You being to hide your bottles at the bottle bank or go at times when “no-one” will be around so you can hide the evidence. You find yourself needing a little top up during the day and before you know it, your life begins to revolve around your need to drink. The alcohol has taken over. You must have it and you begin to hide your own bottles of alcohol and become very adept at hiding the evidence. But of course, your face gives betrays you with the broken capillaries just under your skin, your eyes become glassy and your skin becomes pasty.
Hypnotherapy and NLP are therapies to move you out of your addiction in the fastest possible time. No dwelling in the past and re-living bad times, it is about moving and stepping into your new dry life.
If alcohol is affecting your life, call me on 086 1038892 or email me at email@example.com. I offer appointments in Limerick, Dublin and Portlaoise. You have to be ready to let go of your frenemy and I can help show you the way.