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Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH is one of the most highly qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapists practising in Australia today who has received worldwide recognition and praise for her research and development of clinical procedures.
Do you secretly sneak off to play the slot machines without other people knowing?
Are your gambling debts mounting?
Have the people in casinos got to know you as a regular?
Is gambling threatening your relationships?
How many times have you regretted gambling?
Is your credit rating now in trouble?
We help people overcome gambling addictions with clinical hypnotherapy. Many of my clients have found treatment to overcome their gambling addictions through hypnosis highly effective.
Many people experience an irrational impulse to gamble, whether it be on slot machines, betting on horse racing or playing chance games like cards, roulette or backgammon in casinos. Sure, there are professional gamblers who do that but every so often they lose everything because they do not know when to stop.
What we are really talking about here is your lack of impulse control. Maybe you are a thrill seeker, never had good impulse control or are just bad at assessing risks.
The reality is, though, that all of those things are true for you if you have a gambling addiction. You might dream of making big money when you gamble but the odds are against you.
Gambling affects everyone doesn’t it?
Gambling is one of the most damaging behaviours that causes rifts and fear in families.
You become considered an unreliable wild card who is not to be trusted. Your family have a sense they cannot depend on you.
Sure, you may be generous if you win but when you lose you are taking money away from the family and they end up missing out. You fool yourself they will not notice but they do and they certainly remember.
Part of your recovery needs to be to learn to live in the real world where you are accountable to the other people in your life which includes friends, family, work colleagues and the members of your community. This includes careful consideration of how your actions affect others.
So we teach you not to just stop the gambling habit but also how to live your life in a better way so you do not have to experience the guilt and shame of gambling in future.
Did you know therapy and hypnotherapy can teach you better risk-taking skills to overcome gambling?
You can have an amazing life without recklessly losing your money to other people.
Through hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy combined, we can help you make better decisions about your life, which do not involve gambling and losing your money, home and family.
We are bombarded by advertising to induce us to gamble recklessly with our money. We are attracted by pictures and stories of people who won big. The reality is though that the odds are against you in the long run.
Not everyone can win and the odds are that you will not be the one.
Governments collude with gambling companies to promote their services. This is because big gambling companies mean fat profits for shareholders who have a great deal of influence with politicians. Governments can reap billions of dollars per year in tax from gambling companies.
They see you as the ‘punter”, which is a derogatory term for someone who makes risky bets and easily parts with their money. In other words, they see you as a fool who they can get money out of easily.
Has this been you in the past?
Are you seen as someone who keeps gambling?
If so, are you ready to change that?
There is a phrase in the casino industry: “The house always wins”. What it means is that the casinos may let you have little wins in order to get you addicted but they know the odds are against you because they rigged them that way, and over the long term you will lose to them big time.
You may have tried to stop gambling before but been unsuccessful, whether through lack of commitment on your part or because you never got the kind of help you needed.
I also teach you to have better risk assessment skills so that you can make better commonsense decisions to invest your money more fruitfully so you get real returns. This is not financial advice but teaching you how to have better impulse control and assessment skills.
Let’s be honest: How much have you already spent on gambling? Get your calculator and add it up. When you are so horrified by that figure that you are ready to spend money on professional help so you can change that behaviour, give me a call.
Clinical hypnotherapy helps suggestions reach deep into your unconscious mind to change your thoughts and behaviours fast to help you stop gambling fast so you and your family can enjoy a better quality of life.
Book your appointment to stop gambling with hypnotherapy with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath in Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with me at the Australian Health & Education Centre.