Kicking your “Energy” drink habit with hypnosis

As you probably suspected, energy drinks are not all they claim to be! The sugary liquid lures you in with the promise of vitality, only for you to end up relying on them just to get out of bed in the morning.

The “energy” they give you quickly fades, leaving you crashing downwards in an energy slump a few hours later. As your tolerance for these sickly-sweet drinks rises, your body forgets how to function without the caffeine, and you're forced to continue drinking them in order to reduce the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal.

There are hundreds of brands selling energy drinks with caffeine content ranging from 50 mg to an alarming 500 mg per can/bottle! At that higher-end, that’s the equivalent of up to 10 cups of instant coffee in just 1 can (4 cups more than is recommended as an adult’s daily allowance), so it’s no surprise why its highly addictive.

Despite the NHS issuing a warning in 2014 stating the dangers of consuming energy drinks, the sales numbers continue to increase at an alarming rate with some countries now selling more cans of energy drinks than bottles of water! If any product can outsell our life source, it only goes to prove how addictive these toxic drinks are.

Dangers of Energy Drink Addiction

Cardiac arrest: Individuals who have underlying heart conditions (diagnose or not) may go into cardiac arrest after consuming multiple cans of energy drinks.

Heart Palpitations: Caffeine can cause heart cells to release calcium, which may affect heartbeat, and high amounts of caffeine can cause heart palpitations and vomiting.

Increased anxiety: If you have two distinct genetic variations in your adenosine receptors, there’s a chance you could feel anxious after taking caffeinated energy drinks. In fact, larger intakes can trigger a panic attack.

Headaches: Migraines and headaches are withdrawal symptoms often associated with caffeine consumption.

Type 2 Diabetes: Energy drinks contain sugar that can wear out cells that produce insulin in the pancreas.

High Blood Pressure: Caffeinated products increase your blood pressure. This is dangerous if you already have HBP, as it increases the risk of stroke and hypertension-related problems.

Insomnia: Many people consume energy drinks to stay awake and retain energy, but when abused, these products make it difficult to fall asleep. Subsequently, lack of sleep is dangerous if you’re driving or performing activities that require concentration.

Addiction: It is relatively quick and easy to develop an addiction to energy drinks. At this stage, you’ll be unable to function normally or feel like “yourself” without consuming energy drinks.

Nervousness: Consuming large amounts of caffeinated drinks causes some people to become nervous and jittery. This interferes with performance and leads to emotional stress that manifests as anxiety.

As babies we weren’t given energy drink in a bottle, so do you really need this in your life? The answer is NO! There is absolutely nothing positive coming from you drinking an energy drink. 

When you consume an energy drink, the high level of sugar it contains causes a rapid spike in your blood sugar levels. If your body is forced to cope with this regularly, in addition to all the problems listed above it can also cause:

  • Weight gain
  • A weakened immune system
  • Systemic inflammation

The good news is that your body can recover from this dependency on energy drinks.

If you consume them in high quantities, you may find it helpful to reduce your intake gradually to allow your body to adjust. But it can be done! 

Willpower alone is rarely enough to cure an energy drink addiction. The reason is that sugar and caffeine addiction is rooted deep in the unconscious mind. Your subconscious has developed a positive attachment to these drinks, heavily helped along by powerful marketing promising to “give you wings” to make your day better! The bottom line is, without changing these subconscious associations, we aren’t getting to the root cause of our habits, so we are programmed to fail.

But if you're reading this, then you already know these toxic drinks aren’t helping you, and you’re not giving yourself the health and mental wellbeing you deserve.

Hypnotherapy offers a solution for reversing these subconscious urges. Through hypnosis, you can begin to examine how your subconscious views these drinks and provide it with new positive information to change these habits. 

So, what are you waiting for? If you want to make a positive change in your life, do so today.

Here's how your hypnotherapy course will work

Once you’ve purchased your hypnotherapy courses, you’ll be sent a link via email or you can access your videos by logging into “my account” located on the menu bar.

Get yourself comfortable and make sure you won’t be disturbed. Turn off all mobile devices, radio and other distractions where possible. It’s important to set aside 1 hour of quiet time, this will allow you to immerse yourself into the session.

For maximum relaxation, we recommend you find somewhere quiet to lay down, but if you would rather sit in an armchair, it’s important to make sure your head and neck are properly supported.

Please try to use a speaker wherever possible rather than headphones, as these may distract you from the session if they become uncomfortable.

Need more information on hypnotherapy? Visit the NHS hypnotherapy treatment page.