Does Hypnotherapy for Drinking Work? BOOK REVIEW

Do you want to cut back on the number of drinks you consume in one sitting? It may seem impossible, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel. “Drink Less in 7 Days” offers an alternative treatment option to address subconscious thinking. More here.

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ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Worried that you drink too much? Do you want to learn how to manage your desire for alcohol at the subconscious thought level? This book can provide you with practical tools for cutting down your drinks.


Are You Ready for Hypnotherapy?

Before we begin, we’d like to include a caveat to our book review. While we are open to many modalities, we at Addiction Blog support clinical, medical treatment of drinking problems through the use of evidence-based practices like medications and talk therapy. So while we’re open to the idea that hypnotherapy can help you cut back on drinking…we also are wary of claims and promises for cures.

Still, many people often have hard time to control the amount of alcohol they consume. Not all of them are addicted to alcohol. And hypnotherapy can be one of the tools in your sober toolkit that can truly help you live more holistically. In this book review, we’’ll take a look at a book that claims that it can help you reduce your drinking in a week. Hypnotherapy might just be the ticket.

“Drink Less In 7 Days” by Georgia Foster explains the author’s unique approach in cutting down your alcohol intake. In the book, she share what she’s learned as a clinical hypnotherapist. She specializes in alcohol reduction, emotional overeating, self-esteem, anxiety, and fertility issues. Her unique and highly successful approach has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to feel better emotionally and physically.

Perhaps it can help you.

Are you ready to be hypnotized?

The Purpose of “Drink Less in 7 Days”

The goal of this book is to train the brain to reduce your “Inner Critic” and improve sober coping strategies without the need to drink. The idea is to encourage people to gain sober confidence in all areas of their lives. You can achieve this if you understand and embrace the seven stages explained in this book:

  1. The software of your mind
  2. The radio – crazy syndrome
  3. The pleaser
  4. The perfectionist
  5. The inner child
  6. The emotional spectrum of a drinker’s life
  7. Your present and your future

People are often judged and criticized for how much alcohol they drink. This makes them drink even more. But we find that if you use this book as a positive handbook for coping, it can teach you how ignore the critics. You can guide your own mind to think about yourself in a more positive light, as a whole.

The Inner Critic and Hypnotherapy

Ms. Foster’s book relies on theories and ideas that we’d like to explain. The Inner Critic is defined as:

A concept used in popular psychology and psychotherapy to refer to a subpersonality that judges and demeans a person….Most people consume alcohol to run away from self-doubt and fears the Inner Critic stimulates. It’s not the alcohol, it’s the emotions alcohol creates that people get addicted to.

In her experience, the Inner Critic is the driver to someone drinking too much. Many drinkers don’t know that when they drink alcohol, the Inner Critic goes away. The critical part of the brain shuts down, which stimulates relaxation, calm, confidence and a “Don’t care anymore” attitude.

On the other hand, hypnotherapy can help you create positive emotional changes very quickly including cutting down on alcohol. It can play a role in your addiction recovery program. According to the author, hypnotherapist is a natural brain wave experience that we all go into just before sleeping or waking up. Using hypnosis you’ll be training your body and mind to feel better before you drink, so that you don’t need have a drink to feel calmer or safer.

Who Can Benefit From Reading This Book?

We think that people who want to cut back on their drinking but are not clinically diagnosed as problem drinkers can most benefit from this book.

If you think you are drinking too much and feel you should cut down your drinks, it doesn’t mean you’re an alcoholic. But long-term drinking and binge drinking puts you at risk of developing alcohol dependence. Furthermore, regular drinking can have long term effects on your physical health.

So, what does it mean to drink “normally”?

According to National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the NIAAA, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. Moderate drinking is:

Up to 1 drink per day for women
Up to 2 drinkers per day for men

If you’re drinking just a little more than this, you might want to take a look at your drinking patterns. With a little help you can successfully reduce your drinking. “Drink Less in 7 Days” can provide you with the knowledge of managing your alcohol consumption, rather than let it manage you.

If you buy this book, you’ll get two Hypnosis Hub recordings and two shorter Hypno Blast included. These recordings can help people with high level of an anxiety. It will train their mind to drink less even when their Inner Critics says otherwise.

Tips From The Book

Many people tend to drink to please others, even when they don’t want to. It can be a boring social situation, family issues, or pressure from work colleagues or the workplace. The reality is that people who force others to drink have their own drinking problems and attempt to hide by making others feel guilty not drinking with them.

Georgia Foster gives you some tips to help you in these situations:

  1. Keep an emotional diary over a few weeks to understand why you drink.
  2. Before going out, decide how much you are going to drink and stick to it.
  3. To keep yourself hydrated, use the DOWO Policy, Drink one, water one.
  4. Drink a big glass of water before you start consuming alcohol to hydrate yourself.
  5. If you are bored, anxious, or feeling shy don’t reach for alcohol. Instead, listen to one of the 5 minute recordings that come with the book. It will shift your thinking into a calmer and happier space.

These are just a handful of tips included in the book. If you’re curious and want to learn more, you can look into buying the book on Amazon.

Why Do We Like the Book “DRINK LESS IN 7 DAYS”?

“Drink Less in 7 Days” is a book that suspends judgment. It’s not criticizing you about how much you drink, why you drink or why you feel you drink too much. It simply offers you a solution to your drinking issues. It’s an easy-to-read book that you can apply in everyday life. It’s filled with true life stories in which you may find highly relatable.

While reading this book, you connect with the author like you know her. The style and tone creates a personalized learning experience for each reader. Plus, the content is really helpful. The book provides a strong strategy that will make you actively think about what are you going to do before you do it and eventually get you into drinking less.

In sum, we find that this is a thoroughly fascinating book for everyone who wishes to slow down their alcohol consumption. If you’re open to the ideas in the book, you can truly change your behavior. And if you ever need some additional help, the author is available for direct consultation.

Your Questions

If you are wondering where to find “Drink Less In 7 Days”? you can buy, download, and read the book via this link: Amazon Drink Less in 7 Days.

If you have any questions or comments to share about this book, we welcome you to post them in the comments section below. We try to provide a personal and prompt answer to all legitimate inquiries.

About the Author: Georgia Foster is a clinical hypnotherapist and voice dialogue trainer. She qualified with distinction at The London College of Clinical Hypnosis in 1966. She then went on to become one of the college’s senior lectures before venturing out on her own to build her online products while running her busy London Clinic. Georgia now resides in Melbourne, Australia. She specializes in alcohol reduction, emotional overeating, self-esteem, anxiety, and fertility issues. Her unique and highly successful approach has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to feel better emotionally and physically.
Reference Sources: NIAAA: Drinking Levels Defined
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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