It’s a question we need to ask ourselves sometimes. Alcohol, chocolate, food.
So what am I talking about here is for those times when you go out for a drink in the evening. You hopefully meet up with your friends and eventually you have more than you should and then you end up drunk. Sound familiar? Well I have news for you. Your naturally existing neurotransmitter, serotonin, is completely wiped out in the process.
So when you wake the morning after… maybe you’re feeling depressed, a little anxious or miserable in some way. You simply don’t possess those naturally occurring neurotransmitters.
These chemicals / additives that you’re ingesting through all that alcohol, food or drugs produce similar patterns in the brain. But not the same as when you are naturally behaving positively and producing serotonin.
The mind confuses the two.
Your primitive mind will promote the intake of alcohol on the basis that it’s ‘helpful’ to us.
Likewise with food, if one bar of chocolate feels good what will getting three bars feel like!? WOW!
When an alcoholic drinks all night, they wake in the morning as a miserable so and so. But here’s the thing, their mind will put up with themselves during the day, Providing they drink every night.
The mind becomes disinterested in the proper chemicals and will accept the chemical substitutes. Then you end up with that spiral of excessive alcohol or overeating of food.
You can see that ensuring you possess sufficient levels of naturally occurring neurotransmitters will generally prevent that type of uncontrolled behaviour. We generally retain what we call intellectual control rather than behaving in risky activity.
As a solution focused hypnotherapist I will help you back to producing those naturally occurring brain chemicals, in a delicious and enjoyable way. Rather than trying to eat or drink your way out of it.