Recently in the UK a young girl, Natasha Farnham, has been told by doctors that if she drinks alcohol again she will die. She is 18 years young and when she was 14 she was the youngest patient in the UK to have liver failure caused by alcohol abuse.
Having scanned the Internet to find references to this story I was shocked to find that in virtually all of the on-line articles it referred to Natasha's “addiction to wine”. Search her name and see what I mean.
It is shocking that at the moment in the UK there is this incredible culture of blame and excuses amongst the younger generation, no-one seems to take responsibility for themselves and their actions anymore. Imagine Natasha's probable joy when she was told that it was her “addiction” that was the problem, not the fact that she chose to drink alcohol. It was the alcohol's fault, not hers. She admits to not listening to the advice that she was given and to carrying on drinking, probably because she had a wonderful excuse which had been confirmed by the so-called professionals.
Even her Mum said that she blamed alcopops advertising for the start of Natasha's drinking at 12 years young. No mention of her own parenting skills, or lack of them, just blame the advertisers.
In our teenage years we seek security from our family and then our peers. It is this search for security that can lead to promiscuous sex, alcohol drinking, drug taking, cigarette smoking etc. just to be accepted or get attention from others, therefore giving us acceptance, or what appears to be acceptance at the time. What did you do in your teenage years that you regret now?
I absolutely know that our belief system determines who we are and how we act. It is only when we take responsibility for our own actions, allow ourselves to release any old beliefs that we may have, however illogical, and begin to feel good about ourselves that we can move on.
This is a quote from from one of the articles about Natasha “She has been on a rehabilitation programme for two months and is finally working with doctors to beat her addiction”. Rehab has been proven to be as effective as willpower, in other words it isn't very effective at all. Hundreds of hours of useless counselling is just as ineffective.
I help people overcome drug habits, binge drinking, alcohol abuse, promiscuous sexual activity, suicidal thoughts, self harming, feelings of guilt & shame and much more by simply showing clients how by taking responsibility for themselves, and feeling fantastic and proud as they do so, they can free themselves from the past and have a wonderful future just as they want and deserve to have.
I help people in a matter of hours with my style of hypnotherapy, compared to years of the “traditional” approach, by showing people how to feel good, in fact, how to feel wonderful, as they enjoy taking responsibility for themselves because it is only when the blame and excuses disappear that true, lasting change can be made.
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