Some habitual behaviours can be harmful to the body and to the mind. From a physiological aspect addictions and/or established behaviours have the same effects on the chemistry of the brain than drugs and alcohol
Addictions of any kind, be it drugs/alcohol, sex, cigarettes, food (even chocolate) etc…all have a compensatory effect. Therefore it is important through talking therapy to learn what the addictive behaviour is compensating for
The second phase of the treatment use diverse therapeutic strategies such as Hypnotherapy to alter the harmful behaviour/addiction whilst continuing the psychological healing a well as addressing the withdrawal symptoms
Behaviour good or bad trigger the release of hormones into the body such as cortisol (stress), endorphins (pleasure) or oxytocin(love) and dopamine (lust) among others.
Stopping and changing harmful behaviour/addictions is very much about breaking habits
Research suggest that “Runner’s high” affects the brain similarly to drug addiction
For more details contact Brigitte on 0411 462325