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Working with Addictions:Drugs and Alcohol

Working with Addictions – Drugs and Alcohol

with Nick Wrapson

October 13th 2013 - Southampton, Investment £94.50


Working with Addictions from Hypnosis for Solutions


 My name is Nick Wrapson. I am a Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Drug and Alcohol specialist. My early career started off as a Police Officer in London which led me to work in the Prison Service. This is where I started to learn some of the difficulties faced by those with drug and alcohol problems. After three years in the prison service I began to work one to one with high risk offenders upon release from prison with the intention of addressing their offending behaviour and substance misuse. It was at this point I began to develop a true interest in substance misuse issues so subsequently I became a full time drug and alcohol worker in Luton, Bedfordshire where I worked one to one with individuals to address their drug and alcohol uses and also facilitated groups.


After a period of time I became interested in Hypnotherapy as I had been working alongside a Hypnotherapist in the Drug and Alcohol field and had seen the benefits that it had brought to our client group. This was the catalyst for me to go and complete my HPD which I did alongside my full time job. Whilst I was training I was offered a promotion to a management level drug and alcohol job which involved me delivering a lot of training.  I had written and delivered training before but was really starting to enjoy it now.  My Hypnotherapy practise was now up and running and I was getting my fair share of weight loss, anxiety and smokers booking in. But what surprised me was the amount of clients I started to get who wanted help with an alcohol problem.


I began to work with these clients and one reoccurring thing that they told me was that they had contacted other therapists and the other therapists were reluctant to help through lack of experience.  This was good that the other therapists were reluctant as it demonstrates that we therapists do stick to those codes of ethics from which ever association we are attached to as most have one about not working with things that we are not experienced in. I then realised that this was my opportunity to incorporate training into my private work so began to develop courses around addictions which I have been delivering for some time now.


Please read on for a description and synopsis for my working with Addictions CPD. This course will deliver a good foundation understanding of working with substance misuse to Hypnotherapists. It will specifically cover how to work with Alcohol as this tends to be the main presenting substance for us.


Should delegates have concerns around working with any types of substances then we will have a forum to look at such things although, the days training is very comprehensive and covers all the commonly presenting substances.


Upon completion of the course, delegates are welcome to email me for further support should they require it in the future as I am always happy to answer questions.




This day’s workshop is delivered by Nick Wrapson who is a hypnotherapist with many years of experience working in Drug and Alcohol treatment and managing drug treatment centres. Nick is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).
This day provides delegates with drug and alcohol awareness and demonstrates the various models and theories of addiction including an understanding of the neurological processes that occur in addiction. It covers both the psychological and physical aspect of addiction and how to deal with them.
This course will give delegates a strong foundation in understanding and working with addiction and habitual behaviours. It will provide skills and techniques which can be used with people presenting with all manner of habitual problems including smoking and weight loss.
* Drug and Alcohol awareness – Types, effects and groups
* The models of addiction
* Psychological and physical dependence
* Assessing the client – knowing what to work with
* The foundations of change – knowing how to promote change
* The Limitations – Knowing when to refer on
* Link Node Mapping
* Delegates will gain knowledge of the different types of drugs, their effects and how people get addicted to them
* Delegates will understand the main theories of addiction enabling them to better understand how to deal with them
* Delegates will know the difference between psychological and physical dependence and know what interventions are appropriate
* Delegates will understand what things need to change in a client’s life in order to promote the desired change and how to assess motivations.
* Delegates will learn when clients will need medical intervention and when to refer on to treatment services.
* Delegates will be given a work pack which contains forms to assist them working with clients. These can be helpful with weight loss and smoking cessation clients too


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