Being addicted to drugs and gambling is one habit that is hard to break. Fortunately, rehabilitation centers can help treat addicts, and one technique to help those with this problem is called group hypnosis.
Group-hypnosis is not that different from individual hypnosis because the specialist will guide the addicts to the same stages of hypnosis. There is a period of preparation to get the addicts ready, induction and deepening to put them in a ‘trance’, circulation to impart in their ‘subconscious’ to stop using illegal drugs, and termination so they can wake up from the session and go home.
Naturally, those who decided to undergo group hypnosis may not feel like getting high at that moment. This feeling could continue for the next six months or foreseeable future because the suggestion will make them respond correctly when the situation presents itself.
The only challenge is that since this is done with a group of individuals, the specialist must use generalized hypnotic suggestions to ensure that everyone is on the same page and everyone will benefit from the session.
Another term for group hypnosis is medical-hypnosis. Studies have shown that it is just as effective in treating those with nicotine addiction because this technique bypasses the critical consciousness of the addict, thus paving the way for the treatment to become a success.
In one clinical trial where ten addicts participated, all of the people involved stopped taking street drugs for six months after the treatment ended. Two years later, only 7 of the ten subjects remained clean, while the remainder returned to partial use of these illegal substances.
Such results show that group hypnosis can help drug dependents. It may not happen overnight, but with continuous sessions, it is possible for people to remain drug-free for two years or even more.
But people need to remember that not all drug-addicts can try group hypnosis and be free of this addition. Certain factors make it work, such as the willingness of the respondents to try out hypnosis without any reservations and their ‘determination’ to stop becoming an addict.
Perhaps the first step is summing up the courage to admit that you have the problem and then enter a rehabilitation center. From there, you can try the various available techniques, and if nothing seems to work, ask about group hypnosis.
If a ‘specialist’ is on staff that can perform ‘group’ hypnosis, cooperate with them, so they know how they will help you. Answer their questions truthfully so that the power of suggestion will be most useful when you are in a trance.
Group hypnosis is effective, and it can help not only drug addicts but also smokers, stressed people, people who suffer from anxiety-disorders, and more. We have to be open to the idea that it can work.
One group hypnosis session won’t cut it to help you give up this addiction, so you will have to attend several more. This suggestion is because most addicts or patients will only begin to experience the difference after a few days or ‘weeks’ after starting this kind of therapy.