The holidays are around the corner. It’s the time of year where everyone is searching online for great deals. There are websites dedicated to helping you find the best daily deals and others that help you to verify the lowest price ever offered on sites like Amazon. Finding a steal can give you a rush or at the very least make you feel like a smart and savvy shopper. For some people though, finding deals and shopping online can turn into an addiction. Thankfully, you can overcome a shopping addiction with hypnosis.
When most people think of addiction, they think of alcohol and substance abuse. After all, how harmful can shopping really be? It’s considered to be patriotic to spend money to boost the United States economy. We all enjoy treating ourselves. We work so hard to afford the nicer things in life. And who hasn’t gone on a shopping spree at some point in their life?
Types of Shopaholics
While the occasional shopping spree is normal, some people feel compelled to shop. It can seem to distract them from the challenges they are facing. Others are always on the lookout for the “perfect” item. Some want to get the best price, and will buy things not because they need them, but rather because it is on sale. Some people want to be seen as flashy spenders who are able to buy only the best and most expensive things. Finally, there are those who get stuck in the cycle of buying and returning things, almost bulimic in their shopping habits.
Signs You have a Shopping addiction
Do you feel a rush of excitement when you shop? Does shopping cause arguments with those you love? Do you feel a sense of guilt after you go shopping? Buy things you know you cannot afford and do not need? Do you feel anxious while or after shopping? Are you dealing with significant credit card debt? These are all potential signs of a problem.
Overcome a Shopping addiction with Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a natural way to address a shopping addiction. Unlike how it is portrayed in movies, hypnosis does require a patient to give up control. It does not involve swinging watches or being made to bark like a dog.
The hypnotic state is one we experience many times a day. Daydreaming, losing track of time while working on a project, and getting emotionally involved in a scene from a movie are all examples of trance.
What Happens in Hypnosis
Clients are guided into a relaxed state using a combination of guided imagery, body relaxation, breathing techniques, and confusion. Certified hypnotists can then program, or train the unconscious mind, to be fee of the urge to shop compulsively or impulsively.
The inner mind is taught to find healthier ways to deal with the life’s challenges. Suggestions are given to buy only what is needed, and what one can truly afford. The mind is programmed to say “no” to unnecessary purchases and to not go shopping with people who are shopaholics.
If you feel like you might have a shopping addiction, then you owe it to yourself to seek help. Hypnotherapy for shopping addiction is a medication-free way to quickly and easily, free yourself from these impulses.