Wine O’Clock – Tick Tock

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We’ve all done it. Arrived home after a busy day at work and want nothing but to sit down and relax. And what better way to do it than with a bottle of your favourite wine. You tell yourself only one glass, but often we top up once or twice more.
This is a relatively new thing, particularly for women. In my mother’s day, the only time I saw them really drink was when they got together with neighbours for some afternoon sherry. But wine o’clock? It wasn’t really a thing.
Now – I hear my friends ask “is it wine o’clock yet?” and the answer is – of course – somewhere it is so it must be! We just grab a bottle at the supermarket on the way home with the rest of the shopping, or buy online and voila, there’s a bottle waiting for us when we get home.
The problem is that after the first glass, it’s so easy to have another, and before long we get into the nightly habit of having a glass of wine, which in turn saps our energy and the night is wasted. Even the wine glasses these days are bigger. Some can hold a whole bottle of wine – that way we don’t have to get up to keep filling it!
Medical research has shown that the biggest problem of regularly drinking alcohol is that it’s a risk factor for various cancers, high blood pressure and heart disease. We all know it’s not good for us, yet trying to cut down is sometimes hard to do. But the clock is ticking and unless you do reduce, you may become another health statistic.
Hypnotherapy is a fully conscious deep relaxation, in which the mind is more able to take on positive suggestions – thus making it easy to change habits and behavioural patterns. You have programmed yourself to drink alcohol in the same way that someone programmes themselves to drive a car. If you try to forget how to drink at your current level, it seems surprisingly difficult – much the same way you can’t forget how to drive. The drinking habit is simply a programme in your mind. The safe, hypnotherapy relaxation will help re-programme your mind along similar lines to putting new software into your computer. This will allow you to create new drinking habits. Throughout the process, you will only make the changes you want to make, so you remain totally in control.
Alcohol consumption often builds up over time and can become a habit, hard to break with willpower alone. Increasing alcohol consumption can creep up on you as a relief to stress following a bereavement, a prolonged illness, a financial crisis, work pressure, being a parent dealing with children, relationship issues, running your own business, general pressures of modern living and social drinking pressure from fellow workers or friends.
Most people do not want to stop drinking altogether. Concerned about health issues or tired of feeling sluggish, they would like to cut down to a safe limit. Other people find their relationships are being affected by the effects of excess alcohol.
Hypnotherapy is a treatment that offers a solution to get you back in control. Some people decide to give up altogether. After a few months of cutting back they feel ready to let it go all together. More often, they are content to reduce their consumption to an occasional social drink, or only having alcohol at a weekend.
If you are interested in reducing your alcohol consumption, then give Ntrance a call today.

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