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Has your alcohol consumption increased in Lockdown? Perhaps you’re finding the stress of returning to work has increased your need to have a drink when you get home to help you unwind. If you are working from home perhaps there is the temptation of a gin and tonic or glass of wine at the end of the day.
Whilst our trips to the pub have been limited and now we have to leave the pubs at 10.00 this often means that people are drinking more at home. It is cheaper and we pour ourselves bigger measures. We don’t have to drive anywhere so the temptation is to have just one more drink or finish the bottle before bedtime.
Here at my Leatherhead clinic I have had a number of clients who feel they have lost control of their drinking. They can’t resist the temptation to pour another drink.
One of the best ways of taking back control is to dedicate two or three nights each week as alcohol free. Arrange another treat on those nights perhaps take some exercise or watch a movie. Write those days on the calendar so that they are a commitment to your wellbeing.
Stoptober is here again perhaps you feel going dry for a whole month will break the routine or pattern that you have got into. Often we take a drink almost as a habit because it’s what we do at the end of the day or when we are stressed.
Reducing the amount of alcohol we drink we also help to lose weight, another very important factor at these times. We need to take responsibility for our health and wellbeing. Often we are not aware of just how much we are drinking when we drink at home. Check out safe drinking guidelines and stick to them. Changing your drinking habits and taking back control will help your health and even your wealth.
Contact me today to find out how hypnotherapy can help you build new better habits.
Do you know the guidelines for safe drinking? The official guidelines state a women should have no more than 1 – 2 units of alcohol a day and for a man it is the same.
Regularly drinking above these levels can increase our risk of illness and disease. In addition alcohol impairs our mental functions and can increase depression and anxiety.
Here at my Leatherhead hypnotherapy clinic I have clients who come to me worried that their drinking is out of control. Sometimes it is a bottle of wine every day after work, others worry about binge drinking at weekends. Some clients tell me that once they have the first glass of wine they are unable to stop until the bottle is empty.
Other clients worry about the trip to the pub after work which leads to them staying later and later each night. This causes conflict when they get home late and the evening becomes a round of arguments and recriminations.
One of the problems about drinking at home in the evening is that alcohol can remain in the system and a minor accident on the way to work or the school run can lead to loss of a driving licence with all the implications that this involves.
Hypnotherapy can help if you want to cut down on your drinking. We will suggest you try keeping a drink diary to find out how often you exceed the guidelines. We will help boost your willpower so that switching to low-alcohol beer and wine or alternating each alcoholic drink with a soft drink or water on a night out becomes easier.
If you use alcohol to wind down at the end of a stressful day hypnotherapy will reinforce your determination try and find another activity perhaps a long hot bath or even a cup of tea.
Hypnotherapy can help you with your drinking habit and help you take back control. It is much better for not only your health but also your wealth and even your weight if you are in control and not your drinking habit.
Please get in touch to discuss ways hypnotherapy can help you manage your drinking.