The following sample essay on “There are steps in the elimination of this alcohol problem”: all the sounds fade away to nothing nothing nothing and disappear just focus your attention only on the sound of my voice. Allowing you to go deeper relaxed. There are steps in the elimination of this alcohol problem. The first step is to relax. You must be relaxed so that communication can take place between you and I. Therefore, if for any reason at this moment you are not completely relaxed I want you now to relax let go of everything.
Let your entire body completely relax. Now that you are relaxed we come to this second point.
The second point is realization . You are now going to be made to realize the cause of your drinking problem and understand it completely. First of all, in almost every case of a drinking problem in your mind, the person with the drinking problem, including yourself was formulated in your own mind the deficient father figure or a deficient authorization figure maybe your own father was an alcoholic, or at least a heavy drinker, or maybe your mother on frequent occasions accidentally placed either you or someone else in a trance-like state, screaming at you that you are nothing.
And that you are going to be nothing just like your father or a drunk like your father. If this hasn’t happened a suggestion similar to it has been planted deep into your subconscious mind sometime during your childhood.
It may be frequently one of multiple causes. But you recognize that somewhere along the line you have a deficient father figure if it isn’t your own father, then you felt that God the Father was deficient in your life, or that your prayers weren’t answered, or somehow or another you’ve got it connected up that if your father was a drunk then maybe God’s no good either. Whatever it is, someone in the position of authority somewhere has let you down.
And your mind has picked this up and has become an integral part of your personality even though you don’t even say it even alcoholics anonymous recognize that this deficient father figure as being an integral part of every alcoholic personal program and in their twelve-suggested steps for a cure they say that in step two that cure can result only when an authoritarian or power greater than themselves can be inserted into their lives the easiest and most frequently used and more helpful authoritarian or father figure is that of God the Heavenly Father of us all and if one of the main causes of alcoholism is a deficient father figure then obviously the formation of the father figure should promote a cure. Since the insertion of an adequate father figure does promote a cure, we can assume that part of the cause of alcoholism is a deficient father figure. And the second most frequently observed cause of alcoholism which also appears in over 95% of all cases is a great deficiency of ego. The alcoholic always says, “I’m no good. I’m a bum.” And if you argue with him when he’s drunk, and you say, you’re alright, he’ll say, “No, I’m not.” And somewhere in an incident in the past, an alcoholic has almost always been physically kicked. Certainly, nothing is more damaging to the ego for and individual than physical abuse from the foot of another individual. And furthermore, since emotion concentrates the mind, and since a particular incident in which one is being physically kicked, is very likely also to be one caught with deep emotions. It’s easy to understand other suggestions of heavy ego damage can be implanted in the mind with great force at a time such as this. And so, we are giving you a number of suggestions of realization. First, you will realize how you became an alcoholic, how you accepted a deficient father figure, and why the father figure doesn’t need to describe you.
You’re not like your father, you never were your father and your father or your father figure is not God in Heaven, God the Father, there’s a difference, We use the same words, but there’s a difference. And even the Bible says “Call no man your father on this earth just for fear of that one thing that they might be confused.” Regarding your deficiency of ego, we’re going to build it up, from this moment on you’re going to think well of yourself in every way. You’re going to be surprised and amazed at what a better person you are, not so much because of what you do but because of what you are; your composition, the fact that you are. From this moment on it is important to completely re-educate you, to get rid of the habit pattern because you finished with the relaxation and you finished with the realization and now comes the re-education. As so from this moment on, you have no compulsion to drink, that’s been removed. You’re going to be surprised and amazed at how much better you feel. You’ve lost all desire to turn into a bar. The bottle is gone for you. You’re no longer interested in alcohol in any form.
And all those suggestions take complete and thorough effect on you. The fourth point in hypnotherapy of the alcoholic is rehabilitation. That consists of breaking the habit pattern and strengthening the ego. The habit pattern is only part of yesterday and yesterday’s habit pattern with regard to alcohol is gone. And your damaged ego has been repaired. For this is a dynamic way with dealing with alcoholics. And it’s a dynamic pattern in dealing with you. For we removed your habit pattern, and alcohol to you is distasteful, You have no desire for it in any form and should you even taste it, it will be distasteful to you. Your belief in your own ability is strengthened, your ego is strengthened and these suggestions are reinforced which is the fifth point over and over again at regular intervals in your life. Now you sink deeper and deeper and deeper. And your alcohol problem has vanished leaving you feeling wonderful and fantastic and feeling in control in every way every day