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So what have you had today, to try and make you feel good?

Earlier this week I read an interesting article about a woman who was feeling stressed and worried, and who was convinced that a coffee before bedtime was a good move. Hmm! It wasn’t! She had a sleepless night. Not the result she wanted! So, my question to you is, what do you reach out for when you are feeling a bit low and need a pick me up? What is your ‘quick fix’?

This is something we are all guilty of; that glass of wine, or the cream cake that ‘jumps off the plate,’ or the chocolate bar that suddenly appears in our hand when we only went shopping for the essentials.

Life today can be very stressful, and our brains are always trying to keep up in this information overload world. For some this can lead to anxiety, and a brain that’s constantly looking to solve problems it can’t fix.  Hence we find ourselves feeling anxious; worried about things that we really have no control over.

So, back to my question: What we are looking for in that glass of wine, the cream cake or the chocolate bar? We all know we have everything inside us to say ‘No’, but it still, somehow, appears in front of us and we consume.

Giving ourselves little treats to pick us up and makes us feel good is all very well. But the danger is that those little treats become a constant source of feel good – that glass of wine is a regular shoulder to cry on – and then suddenly we can’t live without them.

Addiction is a very cunning beast. You see addiction pretends to be your friend. Addiction lies to you, it tricks you, it lets you confide in it and then, before you know it, it’s got you exactly where it wants you. It has control of you! Alcohol, gambling, technology, cigarettes are just some of the many myriads of things that pretend to be our friends but in reality very rarely are.

The good news is Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you realise that a particular friendship is not needed. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can make you realise that you can take back control of your life, helping you develop new behaviours, and eating and drinking patterns that are better for you.

So, if you are struggling to get control in your life; if you would like help with eating habits, or maybe one of those so-called ‘friendships’, why not get in touch today?

Now is the time to take back control of your life and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you do just that.