• Sober dry January

    Is it time to stop drinking alcohol and go sober this dry January? Hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank shares 3 tips to detox your start to the year.

    Dry January can be a good opportunity to begin to break the habit of drinking. It is useful to know that if you don't make the changes in the subconscious you could slip back into old bad habits easily. Here is how to successfully go sober.

    Safe dry January

    Like dieting abstaining from alcohol can be difficult as the subconscious mind is battling will the deep subconscious relationship. If you do drink high levels of alcohol the sudden reduction can be detrimental to your health. Your body needs time to adjust slowly to a reduction in alcohol.

    I work with clients to reduce alcohol drinking with hypnotherapy in a gradual way and this allows the body and mind to adjust to the changes safely. Hypnotherapy breaks the habit of drinking by reframing old drinking behaviour. The therapy releases cravings and tackles the root of addictive alcohol behaviour.

    Go sober

    If you want to stop drinking alcohol it is wise to do this by making gradual changes to your routines. Hypnotherapy works by fasting tracking changes on a subconscious level. By making changes on a deeper level you will create new habits of being less interest in drinking. It is possible to create a more 'take it or leave it' attitude towards drinking wine, beer or spirits.

    With new self-control, you can feel comfortable to sip slowly and be satisfied with a sensible amount of alcohol. In tailored one-to-one hypnotherapy phone appointments, you can work on your specific drinking problems. Or you can break alcohol habits by listening to my Take Control of Alcohol hypnosis downloads. Both options are done in the privacy of your own home.

    Create a new routine of always beginning with drinking sparkling water because this will break the habit of reaching automatically for an alcoholic drink. The water will dilute the alcohol, slow down your drinking and change your taste for having a drink.

    Here are 3 tips to help you create sober success

    1. In the morning prepare a tray with a special teapot, cup and a herbal tea of your choice. At the end of your working day, the tray of tea will be waiting as a reminder for you to drink it. This will help you avoid going to the fridge for wine or a beer. By planting a positive suggestion of drinking tea in advance of the evening, you are likely to drink less alcohol.

    2. Shake up your routines by driving a different way home. Try going for a coffee in a cafe. Or have a shower or soak in a warm bath after work and slip into comfy clothes. Do some gentle yoga stretches or slow Tai Chi movement to relax your muscles and calm your mind. Your drinking is a habit triggered by your daily rituals. By changing your routines your mind will have to work harder to find the old drink pattern.

    3. Visualise yourself waking up refreshed and invigorated. Imagine getting on with your day with a spring in your step, motivated and organised. Imagine coming home to your home which is like a spa hotel. Treat yourself to a face pack, play music in the background or watch a favourite movie. Positive visualisations will help you to make sober changes.

    Take Control of Alcohol hypnosis download by Ailsa frank £14.99

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  • Why do women drink more alcohol?

    Since 2005, I have been helping women with my hypnotherapy techniques to drink less alcohol. When I started my career in hypnotherapy, I didn't expect to be working with alcohol reduction. But, early on I realised that women were drinking more alcohol than they wanted. And so began my journey to help women by incorporating hypnosis alcohol reduction as part of their therapy session. Gradually word got around that I had the solution to help women reduce their drinking. Streams of women began flooding through my hypnotherapy clinic doors.

    Dealing with the issues of why women drink

    The hypnotherapy alcohol sessions, offered women a dedicated and safe-space to discuss their challenges and talk about their alcohol drinking. By tailoring each hypnotherapy appointment; to break the drinking habit and by dealing with the issues behind the drinking; women were being set free. My work changed the subconscious beliefs in the deep part of their minds. My job was becoming ever more rewarding as I saw endless women take back control of their relationship with alcohol. Over and over I discovered that the stresses in women's lives were causing them to drink.

    More women asking for help with alcohol hypnosis

    It was clear at this stage which path my career was going down. Day in day out I was helping more women to change their alcohol intake. By now I was becoming known as the hypnotherapy alcohol reduction therapist. In the early days, my clinic was a small room in my house. But as time went on I rented a room in a clinic and began to offer phone appointments. My clients were now finding my services from all over the Uk and from other countries around the world.

    Approximately 70% of clients are women aged thirty and upwards, but the vast majority are in their forties and fifties. I think more women are drinking than before, but I don't think women drink more than men. It is more likely that women seek to find help more than men usually do.

    Why do women drink a glass of wine as a reward

    In my experience, I find there are quite a few reasons why women drink. For working women with relatively young or teenage children usually, they drink due to the pressure of juggling everything. Women regularly have difficulty with at least one family member, problems in their marriage or issues with a personal partner. It is common for mothers to find parenting a considerable strain. Relationship issues added to work demands and financial worries can create unbearable stress.

    Women's lives are taking their toll

    Reaching for a large glass of wine can seem like a good option. Wine becomes an alternative to sorting out the problems in your life. Ignoring the household friction or your feelings and needs takes a toll. Gradually one glass becomes two. Then two glasses become a whole bottle. Alcohol becomes a comfort like a reliable friend. Before you know it you have begun to lose yourself. As women naturally are nurturers they have no boundaries of knowing when to stop giving. Family, house chores and work take over. By now you are in so deep you don't even know how to run your life. Alcohol has become a quick way to switch off - my time - my escape - my reward. And an alcoholic drink helps women to sleep even though they are already exhausted.

    Stay at home mum stress

    For some women, the strain of parenting is because they are staying at home. For now, they have put their career on hold. They worked so hard to get a job which it turns out doesn't fit their family needs. Guilt feelings set in. Should you be working? Is it right you are a stay at home mum? What message does this give your children? Would being a working mum inspire your daughters? Will your son think women should stay at home? What do your friends think of you? Does your mother-in-law judge you for not contributing? The repetitive thoughts in your head dissolve with a glass of wine. So it's good to drink. Right? Everyone else drinks. It is normal or least it seems this way.

    Drinking alcohol makes women feel worse

    Slowly you feel worse when you drink. You may be affected by a hangover in the morning. In the beginning, you may have used alcohol to help you to get you to sleep, but now the effects of drinking break your sleep. But you can't break free from the cycle of alcohol drinking. You feel trapped. Drinkers also worry about their health and the effects their drinking is having on their already volatile relationships.

    It is easy to have a drink

    Then there is drinking more alcohol because you are bored or lonely. The kids are in bed. Perhaps you are single, or your partner is busy, and you feel alone and may as well be single. Then there are the women who don't have children, so they give their all to work. Drinking is part of their work culture. Alcohol is part of the job. And drinking is fun.

    The kids have grown up and flown the nest which has left you with an emptiness in their life. There is a void that needs filling. What will you do to fill your time or to make something of yourself and career? The workplace has moved on in the last ten to twenty years. You can no longer hide behind the achievements of your children as the spotlight is now on you. What are you are doing? You might enjoy your freedom since your family have moved on or you may be retired meaning you can have a drink now as you don't need to get up early tomorrow. A drink fills the gap of whatever is going on.

    Drinking has crept up over time

    For some women, drinking has just crept up over time, and it has become a habit. You have always had wine or gin to celebrate or commiserate. The drink is a way of life. Life would be boring without alcohol. Everyone drinks. Your life revolves around drinking. You don't remember a time when alcohol wasn't part of your life. But alcohol is addictive, so there is that element too. When you do try to slow down, reduce or stop drinking you find it is not easy.

    How can women break the cycle of drinking

    Women's lives are constantly changing, and every woman is different. What is needed is to manage problems as they arise whatever your circumstances. Hypnotherapy offers support to help transform your mindset to steer your life in the best direction for you. One-to-one sessions or hypnosis downloads help to overcome challenges and break the habit of drinking too much. Hypnotherapy works by releasing cravings and adjusting your relationship with alcohol on a subconscious level so that alcohol becomes less attractive. By improving confidence, relationships, finances and career, you can create a brighter future while being in control of your drinking. Anything is possible with the right mindset. Letting go of alcohol is incredibly liberating.

    You can find out more about one-to-one alcohol hypnotherapy phone appointments with Ailsa Frank or the hypnosis download Stop binge drinking for women Read the addictions chapter of my book Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing published by Hay House

  • 5 tips to curb your drinking

    5 tips to curb your drinking in the run-up to Christmas

    You have possibly drunk over many years, and your social life could revolve around drinking. Everything you have experienced with alcohol has created a habit in your mind. By changing as many routines as you can, you will be able to break the behaviour of drinking too much. By thinking and acting differently, you will begin to overlay new behaviour over your old habits.

    1. Turn your house into a spa hotel

    Try to weave into your routine calm music, warm baths, herbal teas and early nights. The more you look after yourself, the less likely you will become stressed and need a drink. 

    2. Go to a cafe

    Create new experiences by arranging to see friends in alcohol-free zones for breakfast or afternoon tea rather than meeting for dinner in the evening.

    3. Start with sparkling water at all social events

    Openly mention that you are thirsty and would like water as no one will stop you having a glass of water. After drinking the water allow yourself to have one glass of wine, beer or gin whilst make an effort to sip this slowly. After this alcoholic drink switch back to a glass of water. You can alternate soft drinks and alcoholic drinks through the evening which will slow the drinking. Aim for a maximum of one or two alcoholic drinks.

    4. Only pop in for an hour to potentially heavy drinking events

    When you arrive at an event, mention that you can only stay for an hour or so because you have a commitment the following day such as an early work meeting or phone call first thing. If you are confident about your story from the outset you may be surprised at how easily people accept your decision to go home early. Over time you feel completely relaxed at being the partygoer who drinks less and gets to bed on time.

    5. Visualise yourself back home safe, sound and sober

    Visualize yourself totally sober and in control back at the house and see yourself brushing your teeth after returning back from a social event. By visualising positive outcomes regularly, you will program your mind to behave this way.

    Remember your thoughts are controlling your life. By improving your mind, you will over time, create the new healthier results. I have helped thousands of people to stop or reduce drinking with my hypnotherapy program. You can change your drinking with a change of mindset. by following my 5 tips to curb your drinking you should be able to take back control.

    You can read more in my book, Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing in the addictions chapter or try my  Take control of alcohol or Stop binge drinking hypnosis download available form my website shop

    I offer one-to-one hypnotherapy phone sessions which give you the opportunity to work on specific problems. These personalised sessions cost £150 each, and usually, 2-4 appointments are required.

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  • Has disrupted sleep left you feeling exhausted?

    Take the sleep challenge

    I challenge you to a Good Night's Sleep with my new hypnosis download. If you don't sleep I will give you your money back. You can lie back and listen as your stresses dissolve into a distant memory. I suggest you listen regularly over several weeks to retrain your mind to sleep well.

    I help clients to take back control of their sleep by reprogramming the mind on a subconscious level. People's lives can be blighted by regular lack of sleep often caused by worries or health issues. Hypnotherapy offers a quick way to shift your state of mind and create physical and emotional relaxation to get you back on track.

    This hypnosis recording is carefully crafted to set you free from past sleep issues such as waking in the night, worrying in the night, bad dreams, difficulty getting to sleep or poor quality of sleep. It is suitable for anyone wishing to enjoy a good night's sleep. The exercises and techniques will tap into your natural sleep patterns so you can feel refreshed in the morning having had a full night's deep sleep. There are so many elements that need to be right for a good night's sleep, so the messages in this hypnosis download will allow you to restructure you waking day and pre-bedtime sleep preparations enabling you to get to sleep fast and cope with your waking day well. Press the play button at bedtime then drift off into a deep slumber. Also useful for night shift workers and for travellers to counterbalance time zone changes and cope with jetlag.

    Testimonial: "After listening to the Good Night's Sleep hypnosis recordings I am out like a light and wake feeling refreshed like never before." 

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    One to one hypnotherapy phone sessions with Ailsa cost £150 each, usually, 2-4 appointments are required. Or listen to a combination of hypnosis download recordings from the Ailsa Frank .com website shop to tackle the various issues in your life.

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  • Can you break the cycle of drinking alcohol?

    Is it time to break the cycle of drinking too much alcohol?

    Daily stresses, added to the distress of dealing with life issues, can turn people to drinking more alcohol. Alcohol addictions or drinking habits build up if you use alcohol as a way of numbing the challenges in life, of which there will always be some to deal with. The secret is to find new coping strategies to deal with life, without alcohol being an escape from what is going on.

    When you drink to a certain level your tolerance for alcohol becomes higher, and you don't feel drunk. You may feel fine and you might even be alright coping quite well. But there is a tipping point for everyone where you begin to drink more until your levels are unsafe or unhealthy. Alcohol can temporarily numb bad feelings, but in the end your emotions will need to be faced head-on for you to create a good life.

    Losing your tolerance

    Eventually, if you carry on drinking you will begin to lose your tolerance as your body may struggle to process the alcohol. You may begin to feel the alcohol sweat in your skin, have disrupted sleep and feel sluggish. Your liver may no longer be able to deal with the burden of the alcohol. The liver is the most forgiving organ in the body if you treat it well, as it regenerates regularly but eventually even the liver has its limit. A drinker can go on to develop liver disease, a swollen spleen and other complications.

    Has your drinking been creeping up over time?  Is your health progressively deteriorating? Are you struggling to see a way forward? Does a life without alcohol seem impossible? Are you more afraid of giving up drinking than you are of the health implications of drinking too much? Are you drinking to oblivion? Is your health progressively deteriorating? Has your drinking already affected your relationships?

    Alcohol and relationships

    The cycle of alcohol pushes the people you love further away. You may have become some of the following:  unreliable, unreasonable, abusive, lashing out, blacking out, being embarrassing, arguing, insulting, saying things you regret later, falling over, unable to communicate or unfaithful due to drinking.

    For those in relationships with a partner who has become alcohol dependent or an alcoholic, it can be a lonely, frustrating and destructive partnerships to be in. Alcohol can fuel the relationship problems then the relationship problems can fuel the drinking so you end up caught in a vicious circle. To cope with the alcohol adversity in the end alcohol becomes your companion and your partner becomes a distant friend. But the destructive relationship with alcohol can cause the drinker severe anxiety, panic attacks, and depression as well as the inability to perform at work. The endpoint to alcohol dependency can be a person sitting alone in a room with a bottle with no one left around them.

    Difficult life events can leave you spiraling down

    The following events can be catalysts for turning to a glass of wine, spirits or beer: a bereavement, work stress, family problems, ill-health with a family member, money stress or loneliness. But remember, these are all issues which can be resolved. People are coming through similar events all of the time. You just need to find a route through your challenges. It is good to identify what might be happening in your life that is leading you to drink too much.

    A client recently had a relationship breakup as a result of their own drinking being 'out of control'. They had gone beyond hearing or caring about what they were doing to themselves and loved one. This is a story I have heard over and over again. It can leave a partner feeling trapped with the only solution being to finish with the drinker.

    Breaking habits

    As a therapist helping people to break the habit of drinking, I hear the same things over and over again '  I don't want to put my girlfriend, boyfriend wife or husband through it again.' 'Alcohol crept up and just became the thing that I do'. 'The alcohol began controlling me rather than me being in control of the alcohol.'

    A life without alcohol can seem impossible but there are solutions to break the habit of alcohol and deal with the problems in your life, which may be causing you to drink to excess. I teach clients to become alcohol-free with hypnosis by reprogramming their subconscious mind which holds their drinking habits and distress habits of dealing with life problems. By improving the way people think it is possible to establish new, safe and healthy habits about alcohol.

    How to become alcohol-free

    I suggest you work on the subconscious level by listening to hypnosis downloads to break drinking habits or have one to one hypnosis sessions to re-program your thinking around alcohol and your life issues.

    I recommend my hypnosis recordings
    'Take control of alcohol'
    'Stop binge drinking for women'
    'Stop binge drinking for men'
    Also, my hypnotherapy book 'Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing' published by Hay House has an addictions chapter to help you take back control.

  • 20 inspirations to improve your life

    Inspiring techniques to help you improve your life

    1. Wave goodbye to excuses. Let them pass like clouds in the sky.
    2. Cut debt from your life to feel AMAZING. Spend less and earn more by using your skills.
    3. Smiling little and often will over time improve your life.
      Inspirations to improve your life.
    4. Laugh at life and feel AMAZING.
    5. This has happened but I can and I will turn it into something good.
    6. Every word you speak is shaping your life. Choose your words carefully.
    7. Piece your life together like a jigsaw puzzle and make it AMAZING.
    8. Let being a parent be a positive adventure.
    9. Your smile is the most AMAZING tool you have to improve your life.
    10. When you don't know the answer, presume things will work out AMAZINGLY well.
    11. You don't need to be 100% ready to give things a try...
    12. Let life be an adventure.
    13. You can carry on. You can get through this. You are doing it.
    14. You can find a way to make your life even better than it was before.
    15. The little things that make you smile will help you through your day.
    16. Goodbyes are opportunities for new hellos.
    17. What are we waiting for? Let's start living.
    18. You create your bad habits. But you can create good ones too.
    19. Appreciate the small things.
    20. Start with one thing, then another one thing until you have got everything done.

    You can read more in my hypnotherapy book Cut the Crap and Feel AMAZING which is published by Hay House. The chapters cover cutting the negative from your life covering topics such as relationships, money, career, parenting, stress, health and addictions such as alcohol and more...

    You can also find a selection of hypnosis downloads to help support you popular titles include Take Control of Alcohol, Stop Binge Drinking, Build Confidence and Self Esteem, Weight for Women, De-stress Your Life.....

  • Help, my parents are drunk

    Parents - are you a good role model for your kids or are you programming them to drink?

    Alcohol is part of the British culture but with home drinking becoming so popular is it time to reevaluate what affects it could be having on children who are seeing parents drunk.

    Busy lifestyles make it easy to slip into the habit of having a glass of wine or beer after a hard day but recent reports by Drinkaware suggest that 46% of 10-14-year-olds have seen at least one of their parents drunk. It is indicated that children who see their parents drunk are twice as likely to get drunk themselves.  It is also estimated that one in three children live with an adult binge drinker.

    Wine O'clock

    I  have found over the years that many of my clients drink alcohol when they’re getting the kids ready for bed or at bath time.  For some, it is easy to pour a glass of wine to unwind after a days work or to reward yourself for looking after the children. However, it is important to remember that everything a child experiences becomes part of who they are. A young person's subconscious mind absorbs information around them forming their core belief system. We are being hypnotised by the world around us.

    Whatever is normal to a child will feel normal to them as an adult so parents who drink could be programming children to drink themselves. Even if you don’t drink in front your children they will still pick up on alcohol habits by seeing the bottles of alcohol in the supermarket trolley or the empties the morning after in the recycling bin. Everything has an imprint on your child's mind so be careful as to what you are surrounding them with.

    I have treated hundreds of clients for reducing alcohol with hypnosis and many of them do drink in front of their children. I have also helped many teenagers with all sorts of issues from exam results and sports improvement to releasing stress and worries. My teenage clients often tell me that it can be upsetting or stressful to see their parents drunk.

    Regular drinking

    Alcohol is a drug but it is accepted as legally part of our society which gives people the green light to drink too much. Pubs and clubs are social hubs which should be there for occasional drinks but often lure people into a culture of drinking regularly. As it is cheap and easily available to drink at home over recent years it has become a daily ritual rather than something for the weekend.

    In everyday life, if someone doesn’t drink they are considered a bit of a “fuddy-duddy”. If you say you don't drink then people may think you are a recovering alcoholic. For this reason, many people can't imagine life without a drink as they want to be socially accepted by friends and family. Many peoples activities and lives may revolve around drinking. I tend to work with clients to help them reduce down although those who do want to stop altogether do so successfully. Here are some client stories to help you assess whether drinking in front of your children is a good thing or not?

    Hugos story (age 14)

    "My Mum thinks she is handling the drink really well but I notice she sways, slurs her words and is quite irrational when she has had a drink. In the morning she is more grumpy if she has had a lot of alcohol the night before. I hope I won't be like this with my children when I grow up. I am sure our Dad left us because of Mums drinking. It is hard to get any sense out of a parent who has had a few glasses of wine. I can see it in her eyes that she just switches off as she stops caring. She slumps on the couch with a glass of wine in her hand with the bottle on the coffee table. She tops up her glass until she finishes the bottle. I usually go to my bedroom before she starts saying silly things. Sometimes she wakes me up to tell me something because she doesn't realise it is late as she loses all sense of reality. One time she broke something I had made for a project at school. In the morning she didn't remember because she asked me why my model was broken which really irritated me. She thinks I am a typical moody teenager but actually it is her behaviour that makes me slam doors from frustration. She has no respect for herself or for me. How can I respect her if she is drunk?"

    Susans story (age 48)

    "I used to drink in my 20’s and 30’s, as a busy professional, it was just part of the job, everyone drank. My parents both drank so it felt perfectly normal that I would drink in front of my children. Although I never liked my parents when they were drinking as it made me feel on edge not sure which way to take them. I remember my son, aged about 5 at the time, saw me throwing up after I had mixed my cocktails. I was recently in a relationship with an alcoholic, and my son, now an impressionable 17-year-old, was witness to this mans extreme and drunken behaviour. When I later saw my son having spells of getting drunk, it was difficult for me to reprimand him as I was seen to have double standards.  It was much harder for me to assert ground rules. Teenagers have enormous peer pressure to drink neat spirits, it is seen as the norm. My son’s response was “Well Mum, you did it when you were my age.” what could I say to that? I would however in hindsight wished I had seen the damage I was doing by drinking in front of him when he was young. As a parent, I want to protect my son. If I could turn the clock back I would have drunk more sensibly and perhaps I would have a better relationship with my son.”

    Carolyn's story (age 42)

    "My drinking has caused a lot of tension between me and my husband which filters out to the whole family. It was only when I reduced my drinking, by listening to the "Take Control of Alcohol" hypnosis recording, that I realised my drinking was having a bad effect on my daughter's behaviour. She has been excluded from school before now which I suppose made me drink more. It became a vicious cycle of my drinking and her behaviour issues. I suppose I am not a very good role model for her when I crash out drunk because I finish a whole bottle of wine on a weekday. As I reined back my drinking with the hypnosis I found I was seeing the problems more clearly with my daughter. Once I was sober she began to listen to me as she had more respect for me. Taking back control of my drinking has enhanced not only my own well being, sleep, clarity but my families quality of life has improved too. The thought of wanting to stop drinking alcohol hung over me like a big black cloud for so long. Do I miss drinking? The answer is no way, I actually feel as if I have been handed a second chance and I have my life back. I don't miss drinking one bit. I just wish I had found the hypnosis downloads earlier. I don't want my children to see their parents drunk ever again."

    Chloe's story (age 18)

    "I just want to say my Dad reeks of booze sitting watching TV. He becomes really annoying when he tells us what to do. His head hangs down and sometimes he dribbles, it is disgusting. Mum and dad argue over his drinking which upsets me and my sister. I find it hard to take authority from someone who I have little respect for. He 's not an alcoholic, he goes to work and only drinks in the evenings but I don't think he should drink on a work night. I don't think it is fair to see your parents drunk. I worry about his health as he may get ill from drinking too much alcohol. I do drink as everybody does."

    Interested to curb your drinking?

    If you are interested to take back control of your drinking try my hypnosis downloads ‘Take control of alcohol recording to break daily drinking habits OR 'Stop binge drinking' for bouts of excessive alcohol drinking.  By reprogramming the mind the recordings will help break the bad habit of drinking and restore healthy sleep. It is easy to listen as with short tracks they can fit into your busy schedule either after work or at bedtime.  Just put the volume down low and let the messages wash over you whilst you sleep.  You will begin to see differences in your drinking such as pouring the dregs of wine away, leaving wine in the bottle for another day, having alcohol free nights, feeling like a herbal tea instead. You will find your mind makes different choices putting you back in control.

    Take Control of Alcohol - Click here
    Stop Binge Drinking for Women - Click here
    Stop Binge Drinking for Men - Click here

    Chapter 13 of my book "Cut The Crap and Feel AMAZING" by Hay House covers addictions and obsessions and will help you get back in control of your drinking

  • Breaking alcohol drinking habits

    Time to break those bad alcohol drinking habits 

    There really is much more to life than just drinking. By breaking alcohol drinking habits you can go out and find an AMAZING life that does not rely on alcohol.

    Throughout your life, you may have been programmed by people drinking around you, by television programmes, adverts or living in a culture of drinking that has normalised it in your mind. Remember that there are people in every country in the world who drink very little and still have a good time.

    If you are using alcohol to help you relax or are relying on it in any way, try to find other, non-alcohol-related ways of relaxing and enjoying yourself so that your drinking doesn’t end up getting out of control. Sort out every area of your life so you can feel happier and more relaxed in your week.

    I recommend listening to alcohol reduction hypnotherapy recordings at bedtime to break drinking habits and also to help release emotional stress so that you feel relaxed and sleep better. You can listen to other titles of hypnotherapy recordings as well, such as ‘Build Confidence & Self Esteem’ and ‘Relaxation’, which will boost your positive feelings about yourself. When you are naturally relaxed, you won’t feel the need for a drink.

    TIPS for breaking alcohol drinking habits:

    • Take a shower or have a bath after work to relax you
    • Change into comfortable clothes when you finish your working day
    • Drink herbal tea in the evening
    • Drink sparkling water in a wine glass with a slice of lemon instead of alcohol
    • Listen to hypnotherapy recordings after work or at bedtime
    • Use the techniques in this book to change your life for the better
    • Listen to hypnotherapy alcohol reduction recordings to release cravings and reset the program in your mind

    Take the b out of booze and ooze personality without alcohol. Be the life and soul of the party without a drink. Work on your confidence so that you don’t feel you need to have a drink to enjoy yourself.

    Visualise your life positive technique

    Let go of the negative film in your mind of you being ‘the drunk’. Instead, visualise yourself doing healthy things with your time, such as going to the theatre, sailing, running, watching movies, reading books ... It’s your choice.

    Photo drink diary

    Use your phone camera to make a photo drink diary by photographing everything you drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). This way you will really see what you are consuming. Share the pictures with a supportive friend so that you have to face up to what you are drinking. Eventually, your photo drink diary will include mainly non-alcoholic drinks, with the occasional drink of alcohol.

    SMILE as you think about being happy without a drink. it is easier than you think to start breaking alcohol drinking habits.

    To find out more read my book ‘Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing

    Hypnosis for an extra boost for breaking alcohol drinking habits

    You can also listen to my hypnosis download recordings for help breaking alcohol drinking habits. ‘Take Control of Alcohol’ & ‘Stop Binge Drinking for Women' or 'Stop Binge Drinking for Men' and 'Weight Loss for Women' or 'Weight Loss for Men' and Drop a Dress Size

  • How can hypnosis help to reduce alcohol?

    How can Ailsa Frank hypnosis help you to reduce down alcohol consumption?

    Hypnosis for reducing alcohol works by breaking the bad habits in your subconscious which is the part of your mind that stores your habits and experiences. Your drinking behaviour probably built up over time.  The exercises I will talk you through during the hypnotherapy sessions or if you are using my hypnosis downloads will reprogram your mind with positive ways to feel and behave around alcohol.  My hypnotherapy techniques will release daily stresses and your patterns of association with alcohol. This will help create a more take it or leave attitude towards drinking. After the hypnosis you'll begin to make decisions such as only drinking socially, sticking to just one or two drinks at a time, throwing alcohol away when you know you have had enough, putting the cork or lid back on the bottle. If it's good for you to stop altogether then you probably will. When you are ready to fully let go you'll find yourself making different drink choices such as having a sparkling water or a cup of tea instead of alcohol. Most people prefer to just be in control of drinking rather than stopping altogether.

    Ailsa Frank Hypnosis methods

    The messages in the hypnosis recordings or the techniques used in a one to one hypnosis phone appointment will go into the deep part of your mind to release the drinking habits. The recordings and sessions deal with drinking triggers. When listening to the recordings it is best to lie down on a bed or sofa, put the volume down low and let the messages wash over you. You will only make safe changes at a pace you are ready to let go at.  My system of hypnosis releases the layers of drinking as well as the root causes. Afterwards, people feel more relaxed and comfortable in themselves. The changes happen in a way that feels natural, for instance, you may think about having an alcoholic drink but then you may decide not to have a drink. Just in the same way when you've had too many cups of tea or coffee if someone offers you another cup you say "no" as you just don't fancy one. The same thing happens with the alcohol, after the hypnosis you find yourself having less interest in drinking alcohol.  My methods used have been tried and tested with hundreds of one to one clients and thousands of people have successfully taken back control of their drinking by listening to my alcohol hypnosis recordings.

    Before Hypnosis, Steven said "I can't keep drinking like this. It is ruining my life, career, and relationships."

    After Hypnosis Steven said "I am thinking about alcohol less. I don't automatically reach for a drink when I get home from work. I feel I have some control over my choices. I am less stressed and don't wake in the middle of the night, in fact, I am sleeping better."

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    Recommended - You can read more about achieving alcohol reduction in chapter 13 of Ailsa's book "Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing" published by Hay House. Also, try hypnosis downloads, titles include "Take Control of Alcohol", "Stop Binge Drinking for Women" and "Stop Binge Drinking for Men".

  • Tips to let go of excess summer drinking

    Too much drinking this summer? Here are my tips to let go of excess summer drinking

    Summer might be a time to let your hair down with more socialising, holiday drinking or having a glass of wine in the garden but if you are struggling to keep your drinking under control my tips will give you a few pointers to change your mindset.

    Here are some tips to help you:

    1) Visualise yourself living your life without alcohol. Say 'I can be in control. I am in control. I make healthy choices.'

    2) Take a few minutes to work out what the main stresses are in your week. Stress often triggers the need to drink. Gradually work through each problem by making small changes to the way you live your life. Remember a big problem is only a series of small things which usually can be easily resolved. By sorting through the layers of stress you can begin to get back in control of your life and your drinking too.

    3) Use your phone camera to make a photo drink diary by photographing everything you drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). This way you will really see what you are consuming. Share the pictures with a supportive friend so that you have to face up to what you are drinking.

    You can read on my blog, click here, about a client who recently took control of alcohol with my one to one phone sessions. Joanne is a married busy mum of two who also runs a successful business. Like most people who drink regularly, alcohol habits gradually creep up over time. It is all too easy to reach for a glass of wine or a beer when the pace of life gets on top of you. For lots of busy working parents alcohol can be the glue holding your life together. Hypnotherapy deals with the stresses as well as breaking the bad habits. A one to one hypnosis session will be tailored for you to deal with any issues which you may be facing such as work pressures, family stresses or financial worries. Alternatively, you can try my hypnosis downloads which you can listen to at bedtime. Take Control of Alcohol breaks daily drinking habits whilst Stop Binge Drinking helps you get in control of bouts of excess.

    Take control of alcohol
    Reduce alcohol safely by changing the bad drinking habits in your subconscious mind. Release cravings and let go of emotional or boredom drinking. Improve sleep patterns, boost confidence to feel relaxed with less alcohol. Two short tracks to fit into your busy schedule.

    Recommended - You can read more about taking control of alcohol in chapter 13 of Ailsa's book Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing published by Hay House. Also, try hypnosis downloads, titles include Take Control of Alcohol, Stop Binge Drinking for Women and Stop Binge Drinking for Men.

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