Compulsive and problem gambling is a problem that, left unattended, can ruin the life of any gambler and those close to the gambler. Like other addictions such as alcohol, smoking, or drugs, gambling addiction is a psychological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to make good decisions. Often, gambling can cause a person to lose their grip on reality, leading them to do things and spend amounts of money that would normally seem outrageous.Especially in today’s day and age when gambling over the internet is so popular, there are many people who have a problem with it. The first signs of problem gambling are not serious, as they will probably include small amounts of money lost. Over time, the problem can grow out of control, though. As a person begins to lose more money, desperation sets in and they begin to make terrible decisions. The problem is compounded over and over again until there is no money left and all hope is gone. Gambling is dangerous because it is a gateway addiction. It can lead to things like depression and criminal activity.Do you feel like you have to gamble each and every day? Do you feel like gambling has taken control of your life to the point where you cannot stop get yourself free of its grip? These are realities for many people and it is often difficult to admit that. Doing so is important, though. Treatments for gambling addiction are out there, but nothing has been noted as being extremely successful. Hypnotherapy is one of the more effective modes of treatment for gambling addiction, though.People see hypnotherapy on television and in movies and they miss out on the reality of the situation. Hypnotherapy is no joke that is used to simply mesmerize people. It is a real psychological treatment that can set a person’s thinking back to the correct state. Hypnotherapy has long been an effective treatment for things like smoking, slimming, and stress, but it is successful in stopping problem gambling in a lot of people.I have been using hypnosis for many years to treat different problems that people may face. If you want to get rid of a problem that is having a terrible effect on your life, I suggest you find out more information about hypnotherapy and get started on stopping your problem. Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis treatments are excellent stoppers for life’s worst afflictions.
Every compulsive gambler has uttered the words “Please help me stop gambling” at one point or anther in their life. They continue to struggle on a daily basis to stop their hidden addiction. Unfortunately it goes unnoticed by co-workers, friends and family until things have gotten way out of control. They become frantic individuals looking for away out but no one hears their cries for help. Those closest to them know something’s wrong but don’t know what it is or what to do. The struggle continues until the compulsive gambler’s admits that they have a problem gambling. Even then it still is a struggle for the gambler to refrain from gambling.The compulsive gambler’s bills begin to pile up and they realize everyone is going to discover that they lost everything on a game of chance. The compulsive gambler looks back over the past few years and realizes what they had done to their life. They knew a year ago there was a problem gambling and they could have stopped, but they could not. They ask themselves “why is this happening to me?” And “What did I do to deserve this?” They never hurt deliberately meant to hurt anyone. Their struggle to keep it in control became more and more difficult with each passing day. They sometimes begin to panic and see that there is no way out. They exhibit signs of hostility and emotional outbursts. Then the smallest amount of good news brings back their optimism. Their mind begins to wander and before you know it they are gambling again. Only to repeat the negative self destructive pattern over and over again. This is a terrible way for the gambler to live and their struggle to stop gambling continues.Compulsive gamblers refuse to tell anyone how they are feeling inside which cause the self destructive behavior to continue. They don’t want anyone to know especially their family. However there are brief moments where they let their walls down and admit to a close friend that they are in trouble. The friend listens intently but has no immediate solution. The next time they see one another, nothing is mentioned and the friend assumes you have it under control. In reality you do not. You go back into your fantasy world and continue to gamble.If a friend or family member realizes the struggle you are going through it’s time for them and you to take the initiative and confront the situation. There are self help stop gambling manuals, stop gambling websites and or Gamblers Anonymous. Starting to educate you on compulsive gambling addiction will help in the recovery.A compulsive gambler needs their family and friends to help them with their struggle to stop gambling. This may be difficult for all involved since the gambler may have borrowed money in good faith and has no means to pay it back. This alone causes a compulsive gambler’s self esteem to decrease. This is also another reason there is a high rate of suicide among pathological gamblers.Looking at the world out of a compulsive gamblers perspective is unique since there is limited statistical information on this addiction. A compulsive gambler once told me “I didn’t wake up one day and decide to lose everything I had worked the past twenty years for.” The same can be said for many other addictions. Everyone is unique and needs a recovery program tailored specifically to them.A common mistake a compulsive gambler will make in their recovery is taking part in a recovery program they can not relate to. This slows down their recovery. The also may go back to gambling.The gambler needs to start some where. With all the new alternative programs they eventually will find a program that will help them recover and rebuild their life.
When it boils down to it we all need to adopt healthy habits. Obesity is a serious problem. Especially in the Westernized world. More and more people are being declared obese by their doctors. Of course this opens the door for the big pharmaceutical companies to come up with new pills, powders and shakes that will supposedly help you shed a million pounds overnight. None of these magic pills and potions work.It’s time we all start taking responsibility for ourselves and take our health more seriously. Far too many people are dying due to obesity related diseases. It has to stop. Here are 4 very simple health and fitness tips we should all start living by.Health & Fitness Tip #1 – Start Drinking More WaterWater is extremely important to your overall health. Not only does it keep you hydrated and ensure your vital organs continue to function and operate, but it also help you lose weight by ridding your body of toxins and excess fat. Too many of us are borderline dehydrated. That means our bodies are basically working overtime trying to flush out all the toxins and junk. So drink more water. It does a body good.Health & Fitness Tip #2 – Eat More Often Throughout The DayWhen it comes to losing weight and getting in shape you want to eat more and not less. I know this sounds counter intuitive but hear me out. Most of use grew up on the whole eat 3 square meals a day bit. And while that isn’t bad advice, it also isn’t the best advice when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape.If you truly want to lose weight you will need to up the number of times you eat during the day. Notice I didn’t say up the amount of food you eat. Instead of eating 3 large meals a day you should eat 5 or 6 small meals. By doing this you will rev up your metabolism and cause your body to burn more calories all throughout the day. So start the day off with a nice healthy breakfast. This will help set the tone and get your body ready to burn the fat.Health & Fitness Tip #3 – Get Out And Get Some ExerciseSomething as simple as a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood will have a profound affect on your health. By getting regular exercise you will keep your heart and your joints strong. You will also prevent certain diseases from occurring. If you are currently out of shape just start off with something simple. Next time you have the option to take the elevator or the stairs, choose the stairs.Next time you go to the grocery store park as far back as you can. Don’t ride around looking for a close spot. Park far in the back so you can get a little exercise in. You don’t need to join a gym and pay a monthly fee to get exercise on a daily basis. Just be creative and most importantly have fun. Run around with the kids or play a game on the kinect with them. Anything that gets you moving is a good idea.Health & Fitness Tip #4 – Find A Way To Stay MotivatedLosing weight and getting in shape is not easy. Especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. That’s why it is very important that you find ways to keep yourself motivated and on track. The first thing you should do to stay motivated is determine your “why”. Why do you want to lose the weight and get in shape? Do you want to make sure you around to see your grandkids grow up?What is your “why”? Make sure it is big enough to keep you going during the rough patches. You should also consider getting a workout buddy. Having someone there to hold you accountable is a great motivator.