While anxiety and even panic are normal human responses to crisis, managing those emotions – especially when we’re in crisis – can be a serious challenge.
It has been a traumatic time for Australia and the world as leadership and individuals struggle to cope with the reality of the virus and what it means for our lives.
Alcohol consumption tends to go up as a result of traumatic events.
People who already experienced issues with alcohol, or have in the past, are likely to be more vulnerable to using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with stress.
There is no doubt that the of habit alcohol consumption is an issue for many people. With the rise in anxiety, tension, uncertainty, and disruption to life as we know it as a result of Coronavirus, many people have slipped into or back into unhealthy drinking habits.
Why does it matter?
Habits are formed quickly and can be hard to break.
Alcohol intake – and its management – is particularly important for well-being and mental health during this pandemic.
And there are also risks beyond the individual.
Unfortunately, whilst alcohol can help us relax and give us a brief feeling of euphoria, the effects are short-lived and the long-term negative consequences of over-using alcohol can be harmful.
If you rely on alcohol to manage your mental health issues, that reliance can itself become a problem.
You may well ﬁnd that your drinking gets in the way of other activities and puts a strain on your relationships and your work.
While some will ﬁnd that cutting down without support is possible, others will need assistance.
What Can You Do About It?
My Reduce Alcohol hypnosis program will help. If your drinking has become a habit, it’s worth remembering that drinking is merely a mental “program” – you have “programmed” yourself to drink alcohol in just the same way that you have programmed yourself to ride a bicycle.
And these mental programs can be re-set and re-written. Hypnosis is an effective approach in dealing with the problems that excess alcohol can lead to – issues with relationships, weight, and health.
It will identify those areas and aspects of your life that may require tweaks and modiﬁcation. In particular, it will enable you to adapt, change and to look at alcohol intake in a completely new way. Hypnosis will help you realise that alcohol is not essential to relaxation and is not necessary as a crutch or coping mechanism. My Reduce Alcohol program will enable you to take back control, and will lead the way to a ﬁtter, healthier you! And NOW – it can all be done from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world. Online sessions are available.
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