Hypnosis for Drinking | Alcohol Support

If you have become dependent on alcohol, you will have found it difficult to fully control your drinking in some way.
To begin with, it would be wise to have seen your GP for some help either to cut down and control your drinking or stop completely, and also have some plans to maintain the improvement after that which is where Michael’s work can act as an adjunct to support that. 
As part of his initial approach, Dr. Michael would also want you to get further primary help as well from one of the Alcohol Support Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and attend regular meetings (there are other support groups).  

Please also see and have a read of the NHS Alcohol Information here which lists useful contacts and other information to help you.

These days the majority of the population are having too much alcohol. Regular news bulletins describe how much younger the casualties of alcohol are these days and how they are becoming even more youthful as time goes on. There is also much more information available to us on healthy alcohol consumption guidelines – we are so much more aware of how much is too much drinking. But when is one more glass going over the mark?

Drink problems can be helped with hypnotherapy. A hypnotic approach for alcohol is available to those looking to discover and tackle the reason for their drinking.
Dr. Michael G Millett isn’t here to judge or to tell you whether the amount you consume is correct or incorrect.
The probability is that if you feel worried enough to look at getting help; you possibly need to speak to him about your boozing after seeing your GP.

How do you know if you have a drinking problem?

If you are experiencing any of the events below then it may be time for you to seek assistance to either reduce your drinking habit or stop drinking altogether.
If left untreated, alcohol problems can spiral out of control quickly. Recognising the warning signs of alcohol abuse and getting proper treatment can make a significant difference in your recovery process.


  • Making excuses for drinking such as to relax, deal with stress or to feel normal
  • Becoming isolated and distant from friends and family members
  • Regularly binge drinking which is drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk
  • Drinking alone or in secrecy, and hiding the extent of the problem
  • Exhibiting signs of irritability and extreme mood swings
  • Experiencing temporary blackouts or short-term memory loss
  • Feeling hungover when not drinking
  • Choosing drinking over other responsibilities and obligations

Alcohol troubles are not as simple as alcohol dependency.
A hectic life, social environment or boredom can all drive people to the bottle. For some they simply don’t feel comfortable that they are drinking by themselves.
For others, they don’t drink Monday to Friday but splurge on Saturday and Sunday and want to reduce how much they are drinking during each heavy drinking session.

However, alcohol dependency may already be at a substantial level, and in these instances medical advice should be taken before alcohol consumption is reduced. Suddenly giving up alcohol, if you’re addicted, can have dangerous results and it is not advised you attempt to give up without medical help.

Hypnosis For Drinking Problems

Some symptoms of physical dependence are:

  • lying about exactly how much you drink
  • drinking alcohol before midday
  • worry over when you can drink next
  • spare time being taken up by drinking
  • lack of will to reduce your alcohol consumption even with family, friends and health being affected
  • Vomiting each day, trembling or twitching, sweating or insomnia can all be experienced as withdrawal symptoms

A medical professional will help you safely manage physical symptoms of withdrawal if you think you may be dependant.

When you’ve broken the dependency, and attending one of the Alcohol Support Groups – Michael will be able to help you maintain your alcohol free regime long term, by working with you on another level through hypnotherapy, counselling / psychotherapy, EFT, practical tips, support, and other methods to help to strengthen both the conscious and subconscious aspects of your mind.

This can give you the added durability to maintain long lasting success.

It may take you a while to notice when alcohol goes from being part of your social life to shaping your whole life.
Dr. Michael G Millett
Elevated Therapy

You may think that you’re not dependent physically, but do psychologically rely on that six o’clock glass of wine to help you get through.
Or maybe you just can’t refuse another wine or two after a terrible day at work.
Don’t permit it to be an issue for you. If your behaviours around alcohol are definitely not what you want, speak with your GP to begin with and get in touch with Michael. Only you can walk the path that can cause you to change !

Hypnotherapy for alcohol use can be very helpful for drinkers as it doesn’t involve any type of control. It’s simply a method for putting you in a relaxed state of consciousness, similar to a meditative state or trance, where you focus your attention internally.

This state of relaxation can, however, make you more receptive to certain suggestions having therapeutic benefits, including anxiety, and can help those struggling to break their addiction by working on the root cause of the dependency, then using suggestion techniques to help adjust negative thoughts and behaviour associated with the addiction.
It is certainly something to consider.

Hypnotherapy, or the use of hypnosis in therapy, can also help bring about behavioural change for some people.
In order to change your habits long term, you should consider talking to Dr. Michael G Millett, a hypnotherapist in Grantham today. 

Michael Millett, a qualified professional hypnotherapist at Elevated Therapy International in Grantham, said:

My application of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and EFT in this situation deals with emotional issues connected to drinking alcohol such as boredom, stress or emotional issues which allows you to gain control of your choices again positively. It breaks the habit of drinking and releases the urge to have that drink – setting you free to be in control of your life again.


A study in the Effect of Hypnotherapy in Alcohol Use Disorder compared this treatment to motivational interviewing, a widely accepted treatment for substance use disorder and found benefits with hypnotherapy.

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