Updated: Aug 21, 2022
Addictions can be anything from smoking, sugar, sex, drugs, alcohol, gaming and gambling etc, it is something that has become a pattern of negative behavior. The good news is that you can change any behavior, but to do this you need to change the core belief that you are reinforcing through the story that you are telling yourself, the what you can and cant do story. A lot of people go into what I call their don't speech, and that is where they are getting stuck, the way we direct our actions is important. Getting better at directing our actions in a more positive way can be a game changer! I like to get people thinking about what they want to change and what they need to make that change a reality, then I get them to start reinforcing their doing speech!
If I said to you "don't think of a hedgehog backing into a big red balloon" you mind starts to automatically run the outcome and imagine the balloon popping. Your mind is very literal, this means that if you wish to get on top of any addiction and put it in the past tense, then you need to get good at pointing your brain to the success outcome. What are you going to do for example instead of saying "don't get stressed" say, "Stay calm", instead of saying "don't drink too much" say "I am in control of my behavior, I can stay soba and have a great time its going to get easy..."
Most people are not aware of how they are hypnotising themselves into a negative outcome with the language that they use, shift your mind and your body follows, it is just waiting on the clearest instructions. How I help people is through educating them so that they have power over what they do and how they want to do it. I love helping people upgrade there story and move to a new way of being in the world. We all have the ability to learn and to upgrade our actions, we sometimes just need the right support and guidance to get it right! On that note I love what I do! Helping people overcome their additions is something I feel passionate about! If you need help, our know if someone who needs support check out more information about me through my website.www.meredithmccarthy.com