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Fighting Addiction: From Food to Crack

Fighting Addiction from Food to Crack is necessary in a Ready-Set-Go world. Though it seems that everyone has his or her own addictions, ranging from common to life-threatening ones. We have coffee addictions, gaming addiction, gambling, food, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, pot, and then the stronger drugs, sex addiction, and over-the-counter prescriptions. Though some are less severe than others, all can lead to other, worse addictive behaviors. Here’s why. 

Fighting Addiction from Food to Crack

A simple addiction to food can worsen in a time like we just experienced with Covid. If you already suffer from limiting your food consumption, then put yourself in a one-bedroom apartment with a spouse and watch how much more you eat. If you started off with a food addiction and went on a cruise to get away, chances are you are going to see food is one things you can do “extra” because it’s time to throw caution to the wind. Most people gain 7 pounds on a week’s cruise, because of this reasoning. When I went on a cruise, I spent the majority of the time eating and relaxing. I gained 3 lbs, but I was also very aware of overdoing it. Even with that in mind and daily exercise, I still packed on the pounds.


Fighting Addiction from Food to Crack

Anything that you could overdo, even healthy things, you will probably do at some point in your life in excess. For instance, I realized this past week that I have been buying 12 yogurts a week and sometimes eating 3 in a day. Of course, the amount of sugars in them are too large and the fat is also too much. Yes, this is better than polishing off a dozen doughnuts, but still not good as I’m trying to maintain a 35-pound weight loss a few months ago.

What frustrations, exactly, are we hiding behind with these addictions. In my work as a hypnotist, I find that most people use habits to smokescreen a hard emotion or life situation. When a smoker comes to me for help quitting from a 40-year addiction to 2 packs of cigarettes a day, you had better believe I do much questioning about when they use their vice. This will tell me what they escape from, how they perceive a cigarette, and how much company they need with that feeling. Ultimately, if you don’t correct the smokescreen, the person will never quit the habit. 

When you look at harder addictions (although I don’t know too many addictions harder to stop than cigarettes), often people have to get away from their friends and family to look inside for the strength to quit. Then once they quit in a quiet and calming situation, they must learn to maintain the quitting after they re-enter their hectic lives. This is often when drug addicts come to me for help. I had one 28 year old exclaim that his addiction is connected to music and hanging out with his friends. “Then you need new friends,” I say. He looked at me with cross-eyes. How will I find new friends at this point in my life?

I usually guarantee them that the friends that they get high with will certainly find someone else, because addicts become narcissistic around their habits and feeding their vice. “And you,” I say, “Need to find people who love and support you that don’t do drugs. It’s that simple.”

Same thing goes with friends who always want you to go out and drink. Is this really friendship or codependency? 

Ultimately, surround yourself with people who encourage the opposite of addictive things. Find friends who have the same hobbies, have a spiritual life, spend time doing artistic things. All of these extracurriculars help socialize you without addictions. When you change habit in your life, make sure yo also change the story around the habit, as well.  


The purpose of this blog is to realize that the stories in the brain are impulses from Spirit to help us heal, if we are willing to take the time to understand our own pain. Most of us want to avoid it. But, if you are tired of reliving your stories over and over again, try learning to become the observer of your mind. Restore and Renew Your Mind. Finding out more about the Stages of Grief.


With 31 years of experience and a new, great office in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Hypnosis on Las Olas creates a clear path to health and prosperity for many people in South Florida. I will help put you on the road to peace of mind and keep you there, so that you may rewrite your prosperous story daily and learn the True Meaning of Healing: “Your New Story, Your New Life.”


When Healing Flows like Living Water through your being, you’ll notice you feel led and connected, sleep better, your mind stays affixed on positive things, and you’ll even want to cook better, healthier food to protect your body. Are you looking for help with anxiety or are you bored at home. 

Try this yoga practice below on YouTube I made just for this purpose or give me a call for a 10 minute consultation. I’d love to work through your stress at this time with you. 

The process is so simple, it doesn’t make sense that it could result in such a vast change in mind. You could do some seated yoga. I actually made 3 different yoga videos on YouTube you could go to now and enjoy how great you’ll feel if you spend just a little time getting your body free of stress. But, I can’t do it for you. This article about it can make you do it. You  must be a self-started at home, as well as work. Set your mind to a clear schedule of things to do. This would be a brilliant time to learn a new language or clean out the closets.



We give away our peace of mind every time we react emotionally to inevitable change. Peace is yours to keep, not give away. So, if you are not experiencing peace, it’s up to you to share why you are anxious with yourself by carrying on a self dialogue. Yes, that’s right. Question yourself. Work it out together with all the parts of your mind (the good, bad, and the ugly). These are the times when we will be closest to our loved ones and also have a great deal of alone time. Use it to your spiritual and physical advantage.

Some friendly reminders about Peace:

  • You are made in the image and by the grace of Peace. 
  • Peace doesn’t comprehend pandemonium. 
  • Peace of mind is gentle.
  • Peace does not judge you or others.
  • Peace promotes calm and love.

Peace Helps You Keep Your Retrospect in Check

Psychology Today says that “it’s not bad to have negative thoughts …

We just have to stop believing them!” (Change your unhealthy thought process to a positive connection with Hypnotherapy.) Don’t avoid the Ripple!

You will always find all the coaching, compassion, and peace of mind you need at Hypnosis on Las Olas with 31 years of experience. You can find what we do? and How we do it here… Getting Older with GraceExperiencing Narcissistic AbuseIronically, despite the popularity of the word, most people have never heard of the phrase “narcissistic abuse.”

Narcissistic abuse is a form of emotional and psychological abuse. It is primarily inflicted by individuals who have either narcissistic personality disorder (NPD, which is characterized by a lack of empathy), or antisocial personality disorder (ASPD, also known as sociopaths or psychopaths), and is associated with the absence of a conscience.  More than enough fish in the sea.

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The Physiology of Hypnotherapy:

By going into a subconscious, light sleep or trance, a hypnotists helps find the pathways connecting your outside stimulus to your negative thoughts (food, smoking, anxiety). The work begins in the frontal cortex of your brain

Disconnect the root cause (stress, relationship problems, no quality ME time) at the foot of the pathway (the place where our response to triggers happens) and build a healthy, new pathway to positive outcomes in your life—a new story for tomorrow.

Email me at [email protected] or call/text at: 954-253-6493 now! 

I’d love to help you find peace, regain control over your life, and build a bridge to a positive future.

How 5 Simple Words Can Change Your Life, by Bo Sebastian, Hypnosis on Las Olas, owner for 32 years.

Clinical Hypnosis has been known to help these 145 problems: 

145 Ways Hypnotherapy Might Help You…

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions
  • Age Regression
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anesthesia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Assist Healing
  • Attitude Adjustment
  • Biofeedback
  • Breathing
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Panic Attacks
  • Pessimism
  • Phobias
  • Stage Fright
  • Stressful days
  • Study Habits
  • Weight Loss
  • Worry
  • Writers Block and much more
  • For the full list go to: here​
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