Alcohol part of your daily life?
What role does alcohol play? Is it something you need? Does anyone notice?
Think of how easy it is to just fall into the habit of a glass of wine at night, just to “relax”.
You then wonder at the number of empty bottles in your recycling.
What started as a way to unwind, very simply and easily, became a habit. Then one glass became two, two became three. You think you are hiding your shame but the truth is, you know your drinking is becoming out of control. Especially when you find yourself hiding bottles, or replacing bottles so others in your family do not notice.
What happens when your waking thought is for a drink rather than making breakfast for your children.
This is the silent aspect. You become inward. You hide your bottles. Every day you plan to stop but you feel the bottle calling your name.
On the other hand what if your drinking changes your personality so much that you become arrogant and uncomfortable to be around. All you wanted was to keep the good confident feeling that emerged where you could talk freely and easily but it tipped over to the point of no return.
The truth is that alcohol is a symptom rather than a cause. Yes, it is called a disease but overcoming it does not need to take years of sufferance.
If you grew up with an alcoholic parent or parents, you may grow fearful that you will be like them or give up hope that you even can be different. Your past does not need to define you.
The alcohol gives a break (even just momentarily) from the stresses in your life. It can give you “dutch courage”. But the reality is that it is a crutch. Something inside you needs to be settled.
As a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, I want to help you find a way to be your better self. To give you the ability to design how you want to be in situations that provoke anxiety or fear which contribute to the need to drink. It is about building up your self esteem. To be able to say you are worthy of a better way of being. Whether that means eliminating alcohol from your life or being able to stop at 2 or 3 drinks, we work together to reprogramme your mind to make this easier for you to achieve.
In this way, you achieve the following:
- no more feeling like you are missing out,
- you don’t have to justify your non-drinking,
- you never feel worthless and undeserving again.
It is about building:
- your self esteem,
- a new relationship with yourself,
- your confidence in social situations.
All of this from looking inward rather than seeking answers in the bottom of a glass. Alcohol will never give you love or acceptance but it will take away your relationships, family, even work. Take control and email or call me on 086 1038892.
Appointments in Limerick and Portlaoise.