A mental health practitioner trained in the art and science of Hypnotherapy will begin by helping the client consider the positive implication of quitting alcohol.
We recommend using the SOFT SEA framework to help clients explore and describe the desired future with sensory specific details.
The next step is to use hypnosis to identify the void.
Identification of void can be done through any de-layering technique like: corrective therapy or Self validation and integration therapy™
Hypnotic suggestions or Void management (also known as the basement technique) can then be used to fulfill the unconscious void.
In case the unmet emotional need is a result of traumatic past experiences, inner child or regression therapy can also be used to deal with the traumatic experiences.
If the hypnotherapist is also trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming, next step would be to use anchoring.
With anchoring, the therapist, in a hypnotic state, creates an aversion in client towards alcohol by conditioning the mind with negative association.
The hypnotherapist (provided is also trained in NLP) can then use the N-Step Reframing or the parts integration process to take care of any unconscious positive intention that alcohol may be serving.
Both these techniques also help in changing habits and automatic behavioural patterns.
Lastly, the hypnotherapist will help the client test that the therapy is successful. Once the tests are successful in a hypnotic state the client is ready to test things in their real-life situations.