Hypnosis for Addiction & Addictive Behaviours

If you’re reading this for yourself, or for someone you know that needs help with substance abuse or addictive behaviour then read on.

Addiction and addictive behaviour can come in many forms, and isn’t just limited to substance abuse such as Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroine and other drugs. By now we’ve all heard about the rise of other addictions such as Pornography, Shopping, Video Games and the Internet.

There is nearly always both a psychological element as well as a physical element involved in the addiction and Hypnosis and NLP can be extremely effective in creating more useful behaviours, coping strategies, boosting self control and motivation but more importantly helping to address the root cause of the addiction as well.


There isn’t always a ‘root cause’ in my experience, sometimes you might have just slipped into a bad habits from your friends work colleagues or peers. I once worked with a trader in the City who worked in a culture of an expectancy to take cocaine and drink heavily on slow days and after busy days. He doesn’t touch the stuff now, and instead trots off to the gym when the others “get on it”.



When I work with a client with addiction or substance abuse, the methods I use will vary depending on what will give the best results. I often use hypnosis to help change how you respond to negative experiences that happened to you (and possibly helped drive you towards negative behaviours).

I’m also likely to use hypnosis and techniques from NLP with the client to help build new and gather existing resources, directing the client towards new behaviours and choices. Most of all helping to set themselves them in a new direction, one while might not mean being transformed into a High-5 power house of positivity but instead someone who is resilient enough to deal with what life throws at them in the future and to work towards a better way of life.


Call Lazzaro at 604 202 7938

  • A Addictions beginning with A
    • Alcohol
    • Aspirin
    • Aerosol sniffing
    • Action – any activity that is risky and produces adrenalin
    • Amphetamines
    • Anti-Depressants
    • Attention
    • Authority
    • Auto Racing
  • B –  Addictions beginning with B
    • Bulimia
    • Barbiturates
    • Betting
    • Bestiality
    • Body Building
  • C –  Addictions beginning with C
    • Colas
    • Codependency
    • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine
    • Caffeine
    • Coin collecting
  • DAddictions beginning with D
    • Drugs
    • Drunk Driving
    • Diuretics
  • EAddictions beginning with E
    • Ego
    • Exercising (excessive)
    • Endorphins
  • FAddictions beginning with F
    • Fantasizing (excessive) as opposed to dreaming,
    • Food addiction
    • Fetishes
    • Fame
  • GAddictions beginning with G
    • Gambling
  • HAddictions beginning with H
    • Heroin and Opium
    • Husbands (relationships),
  • I Addictions beginning with I
    • Isolation
    • Imagination
    • Internet
  • JAddictions beginning with J
    • Joking about serious matters
    • Job (workaholic)
    • Junk collecting
  • K Addictions beginning with K
    • Kinky sex – see sex addiction below
    • Kleptomania .
  • LAddictions beginning with L
    • Lust
    • Laziness
    • Love
    • Lacquer thinners
    • Liquor
  • M – Addictions beginning with M
    • Masturbation
    • Masochism,
    • Meetings (as in hiding in meeting)
    • Men
    • Marriage
    • Muscle Relaxants
    • Marijuana
    • MSG
  • NAddictions beginning with N
    • Nicotine
    • Narcotics
  • OAddictions beginning with O
    • Over achieving
    • Over eating
      • Usually affiliated with sugar addiction
    • Over working
    • Over anything can become an addiction
    • Occult
  • PAddictions beginning with P
    • Prayer (without action)
    • Pleasure
    • Phobia’s
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Pornography
    • People Pleasing
    • Perfectionism
    • Pain Killers
  • QAddictions beginning with Q
    • Quintessential Behavior (perfectionism)…
  • R Addictions beginning with R
    • Racetrack betting and action
    • Risky behaviors
  • S – Addictions beginning with S
    • Sedatives
    • Sex Addiction
    • Smoking
    • Shopping
    • Sniffing Solvents
    • Sleeping
    • Sleeping Pills
    • Shock Treatments
    • Speed
    • Steroids
  • T – Addictions beginning with T
    • Television
    • Thinners
    • THC
    • Thrills
    • Tobacco
    • Tramadol
    • Tranquilizers
    • Travel
    • Trichotillomania – Pulling out own hair compulsively.
  • U – Addictions beginning with U
    • Ultram
    • Underachieving
  • V – Addictions beginning with V
    • Valium
    • Video
    • Video Games
    • Vomiting – see Bulimia
    • Voyeurism
  • W – Addictions beginning with W
    • Wealth
    • Weed
    • Weightlifting
    • Women
    • Work
    • Wheat Flour – Carbohydrates

X – Addictions beginning with X

        • X-box –
          XXX Movies and Magazines

Y – Addictions beginning with Y

        • Young Sex

Z– Addictions beginning with Z

        • Zoo sex (sex with animals)