Gambling Addiction

Hypnosis and NLP in Ipswich Suffolk for Habitual Gambling – Gamblers with addiction

Are you addicted to gambling?

I am of the belief that repeating over and over that you are an “addict” reinforces the notion that recovery from so called addiction to gambling is next to impossible. Gambling is a habit that you learned in response to certain situations and the craving to gamble is often related to the short term buzz or relief felt from stress or anxiety or boredom.

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If you can take or leave Gambling – then you are not an addict in my opinion. If there are times when you can leave it alone for whatever reason then you can learn to extend that to completely leaving it alone or at least managing the habit. If you can do without a bet then you can manage control of the betting habit more long term – or even forget it. If you find that you cannot do without betting then you may have a Gambling Problem.

Gambling- the House usually wins
Gambling – the House usually wins

Gambling is a form of Hypnotic Trance

How often when gambling did you find yourself floating into an altered state .. absolutely fixated on the outcome .. convinced that THIS would be the time when you would win big? Does it excite or tranquillise – or both? I think that Gamblers are hypnotised and that my job is to de-hypnotise them.

I once heard from a Las Vegas Professional Gambler that you could comfortably assume that anyone who would bet you for large stakes, on something that seemed like a sure thing, would almost certainly win against you!

Legend has it that there was a man who would sit in a Las Vegas Hotel and bet Gamblers that he could throw a key over his shoulder into a large lock behind him 2 times out of 3. My informant said that if he was willing to gamble on this – then he could certainly do it – and probably 3 out of 3 times – or there would be some kind of Psychological trick similar to so many Bar room tricks!

We know the House always wins! You will not be the exception. A colleague of mine used to win on the horses, but always bet small amounts, and was always just ahead: he was a Book Keeper’s son and he knew racing like no other. You might say that he had inside knowledge – yet even HE could not win big and, even if he had won large bets regularly, he knew he would have been banned from betting.

FOBT gambling machines are probably the most hypnotic and you are most likely to lose high amounts – they are also very addictive. They are essentially random – studies show there really is NO real pattern so you are most unlikely to win most of the time. Hypnotherapy can help free you from the habit. After all what could you spend all that money on INSTEAD of gambling.

Hypnotherapy and NLP for freeing yourself from Gambling

You created the habit and you can destroy it using the same process by which you hypnotised yourself into becoming dependent on Gambling.

Whether it is online gambling, horse racing, fruit machine addiction, card games, casino gambling, or bets on sports events – you can lose big or maybe you would prefer to become a real winner and spend all that money that you wasted in the past on something useful or pleasurable in your life.

When you have lost your House or found yourself in deep financial trouble this is the time to stop gambling. So if Gamblers Anonymous is not for you then talk to me to see if this helps you.

I can help you find strategies to defeat Gambling so called Addiction. I have worked with many Gamblers and helped them move beyond the habit of Gambling. Gambling addresses some need but now is the time to find an alternative that is not harmful to you and your Family.

The alternatives are stark – don’t leave it until you are in serious financial difficulty or relationship crisis – the time to seek help is when you find it difficult to stop gambling and you know that you should quit gambling now.

Call or Text me for a FREE Consultation on 07875720623

Email: Graham Howes on grahamahowes@me.com

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Graham Howes NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist for “Gambling Addiction” or habitual gamblers in Ipswich Suffolk