Hypnosis for Compulsive Gambling
It’s easy to gamble in Australia.
Maybe it’s too easy, what with the tracks and casinos, four thousand poker clubs, and two hundred thousand poker machines scattered across the subcontinent, not to mention the on-line gambling that generates $800 million a year Down Under.
And Australians do love to gamble. Eighty percent of the population gambles at least occasionally. That’s more than any other country in the world.
Some of our gamblers are professionals. It’s a business for them, and they run it in a business-like way, paying close attention to risks, and odds, and their profit and loss sheets.
Most if the rest of us are just in it for a little fun, taking an occasional trip to the tables, throwing spare change at the pokies, enjoying a game of cards at home with friends and neighbors.
But for almost one and a half million Australians, gambling is a sickness that eats up their income, impoverishes their families, and destroys their lives. These are the people who suffer from what is known as a Pathological Gambling Disorder. Their gambling is compulsive and frequent. They have lost control over their behavior and their lives.
Are You at Risk?
If you are reading this, you or someone in your life probably has concerns about your gambling. In that case, here are some questions to ask yourself:
When you are gambling, do you experience an emotional high, whether you are winning or losing?
Do you find yourself thinking or daydreaming about gambling on a regular basis?
Do you tend to feel restless, or bored with your life, except when you are gambling?
Are the important people in your life concerned about your gambling?
Do you have trouble admitting, to yourself or other people, how often you gamble?
Do you avoid telling people when you lose?
Would your friends and family describe you as someone who is super competitive, often restless, and easily bored?
Do friends and family tell you that you care too much about money?
If you have to answer yes to several of these questions, there’s a good chance that you are at risk for being a compulsive gambler.
Here are some more important questions to ask yourself:
When you are gambling, and losing, do you keep on putting money down, and even start increasing your bets in the hope of recouping your losses?
Have you sold, or even stolen property to obtain money for gambling?
Have you tried to stop gambling and discovered that you can’t?
If you answer yes to these questions, you are a compulsive gambler. You have a serious problem that is going to put you at risk of wrecking your life. Your gambling is an addiction, just as powerful as the addiction to alcohol or drugs. It will hurt you and the people you love, unless you change your behavior and either quite your gambling or get it under control.
The Power of Hypnosis
While addiction is powerful, there is a tool that is more powerful—hypnosis and hypnotherapy—and the skilled professionals at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic are available right now to teach you how to make that tool work for you.
The compulsion to gamble is like a craving, and hypnosis can help you turn that craving off. Cravings are funny things; they are so strong when you give in to them, but every time you resist them, they grow weak. Eventually they die. The power of hypnotic suggestion will speed up that death.
It’s also true that compulsive gamblers often lack self-confidence about achieving their goals in life. They don’t really believe that the decisions and plans they make will actually work out. That’s one reason they gamble. They think life is just a matter of luck. The professionals at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic will work with you to build your self-confidence and renew your belief in yourself.
Everyone has inner strengths, but not everyone has been taught to use them. Many times we don’t even know we have them. Sometimes they are hidden away deep inside your unconscious mind, but they are there. The simple fact is that your inner mind possesses all the strength and knowledge you need to overcome your compulsive gambling. Hypnosis allows you to gain access to that inner mind, and offers techniques and strategies that will let you put your innate knowledge and those inborn strengths to work so that you can get your life back on track and have the success and happiness that nature means you to have.
You are at no risk. During your first appointment at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic you will be carefully and professionally evaluated. We will share with you our assessment of your problem, the specific ways we can help you overcome it, and an estimate of how long it will take. If you decide to take us up on our offer of help, we will set up a schedule for you. If you decide that our services are not what you are looking for, we will refund your initial fee and send you on your way with our best wishes.