Gambling Addiction Help with the Thrive Programme Wolverhampton
Gambling addiction is fast becoming a significant problem in our society and the NHS estimates that as many as 250,000 people in the UK are addicted to gambling, spending a combined total of £7 billion every year and yet only about 5% (approx 12,000 people) of gambling addicts actually seek help for their problem which would seem to indicate that most don’t regard it as a ‘real’ problem at all.
There are a variety of options available for those suffering with a gambling addiction and psychotherapy is an increasingly popular option. Psychology and psychotherapy aims to tackle both the addiction itself and any underlying problems that may have triggered the addiction (such as trauma, stress, lack of self-confidence or depression), in an attempt ease the addict out of the ‘need’ to gamble.
Why Do People Gamble in the First Place?
It seems clear that gambling is something that appeals to the human mind, as it has done so for thousands of years. So why do we do it when it is common knowledge that ‘the house always wins’? This means that betting shops and casinos calculate the odds so as to make a profit from losing gamblers. The bottom line therefore is that gamblers are more likely to lose than to win.
However, gamblers tend to believe that they are MORE likely to win following a run of losing bets whereas in reality, the number of times that you lose has absolutely zero bearing on the likelihood of winning.
Do YOU Have a Gambling Addiction?
There is a big difference between a person who enjoys an occasional bet at the races a few times a year, and a person who can’t get through the day without betting on something.
This has been made much easier, of course, by the de-regulation of on-line gambling and casinos.
Signs of a Gambling Addiction
There are a number of signs to look out for if you think you may be developing an addiction to gambling, including:
- finding it difficult to stop gambling
- spending too much money – often more than you have
- increasingly argumentative or defensive about money
- becoming increasingly reclusive
- losing interest in socialising
- always thinking about gambling
- lying or hiding habits from other people
- gambling to get out of financial trouble
- borrowing money, selling items or ignoring bills to fund gambling
- needing to risk larger amounts of money to get enough of a ‘buzz’
- neglecting relationships or responsibilities
The Thrive Programme for Gambling Addiction
The Thrive Programme is unsurpassed at helping people with ‘problems’ identify and then change their limiting belief systems.
This multi-session course utilises the very latest findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience research to help a person to understand how a limiting belief may be formed in the first place, through either ‘learned social behaviours’ or by the accumulation of ‘evidence’ based experiences that provide the robust foundations of those belief systems.
Remarkably, it turns out that what we consider to be the ‘truth’ about the ‘way the world works’ amounts to nothing more than what we ‘believe’ to be true rather than what actually is!
The Thrive Programme for Gambling Addiction will help you to gain a greater level of understanding behind the reasons why you believe that this is a problem that you cannot solve on your own and then go on to help you do exactly that!
A Free Consultation with Paul
In all the years that I have been helping people to overcome problems like a gambling addiction I have never found a more effective ‘method’ of achieving this than the Thrive Programme.
Why not get in touch and arrange to come along to my office for a completely free chat about how Thrive could help YOU to change YOUR life.
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