What's So Bad About Caffeine?

How Using NLP and Hypnosis Can Help You Give Up Caffeine

Have you begun to notice that you don't feel very good when you drink too much coffee? Or, have you tried to cut back on your caffeine consumption and had a headache that lasted for days on end? NLP and hypnosis can help with addiction to caffeine. We are based in Vancouver and Toronto and may well be able to help you overcome or moderate your caffeine addiction.

But I need my caffeine!

People don't think anything of drinking beverages that contain caffeine. They enjoy the lift it gives them first thing in the morning, mid afternoon, and even in the early evening. So many people claim they just can't get started in the mornings without their coffee. What they don't realize is that with each caffeinated drink or chocolate bar they consume, they are taking in a mood-altering drug that is addictive. Caffeine is the most commonly used addictive substance in the whole world, with many millions of users. Most people need help with addiction to caffeine in order to stop consumption of it.

How an addiction to caffeine can affect you and your body

“But I don't take in that much caffeine,” you might say. “The small amount I consume is harmless.” It doesn't matter if you only have one cup of coffee or one carbonated soda each day. Even this amount on a daily basis can mean that you are addicted to caffeine. Caffeine addiction is not only quite common, but it is also very unpleasant, especially if by chance you don't get your daily dose of the substance! Once you get help with addiction to caffeine, you will definitely be able to tell the difference.

What are the side effects of caffeine?

Even a tiny intake of caffeine can cause problems in the body that you may not recognize as side effects of this drug. If you have experienced any of the following, you just may be addicted to caffeine.

  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Jittery feeling
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Tense muscles
  • Insomnia

As you can see, caffeine is definitely not the harmless drug that so many people think it is! It gets worse if you overdose on caffeine, too. One extra cup of coffee over your body's limit can do the trick, and cause you to have the following symptoms.

  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Fast breathing
  • Fever
  • Ringing ears
  • Increased urination

Sources and amounts of caffeine

You probably don't realize how much caffeine you consume on a daily basis because you have no idea that the items you enjoy contain so much of the substance! At the top of the list are coffee, tea, and chocolate. Next comes soft drinks. Depending on their flavor, 70% of all soft drinks have caffeine in them, sometimes at an astonishing level! When you consider that a mere 30 milligrams of caffeine can cause you to feel some of the symptoms of caffeine intake, and that just one cup of coffee has around 100 milligrams of caffeine in it, you can see how many people are living under the effects of caffeine. Some people can become quite sick from symptoms of caffeine overdose on as few as four cups of coffee! Often, people will try switching to tea in order to cut back on caffeine, but since most teas are fairly high in caffeine too, this will not do the caffeine sensitive individual any good. They most definitely need help with addiction to caffeine!

Two kinds of addiction to caffeine

When a person is addicted to caffeine, they actually have two types of addictions. One is chemical and one is psychological. Caffeine causes your body to release adrenaline, which is what gives you that little jolt of energy. This is the chemical type of addiction. That little energy burst is not going to last very long, however. That is when the psychological addiction kicks in. Your body starts to crave that energy jolt again, which causes you to want more caffeine. The only problem with that is that the body builds up a tolerance to caffeine, and you have to drink more and more of it in order to get the same energy level that you got the first time. Someone in this predicament needs help with addiction to caffeine.

Can NLP and hypnosis help me with my addiction?

The techniques of NLP and hypnosis can help you to stop ingesting caffeine, and can also help you through the withdrawal symptoms that most people have once they cut out caffeine. These symptoms include headaches, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability. Our techniques address both your conscious and unconscious mind, and by doing so, help with addiction to caffeine.

How long does treatment usually take?

Usually, people who have an addiction to caffeine will be completely free from in after two or three sessions lasting about an hour each. We can help you to beat caffeine addiction and live your life without having to depend on an addictive substance. Help with addiction to caffeine can be yours!