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Social Media Addiction

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Hi, my name is Paul Hunter. If you’ve googled “social media addiction” and you’re looking for help to overcome the problem, you’ve come to the right place.

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, CBT Practitioner and Life Coach. I have been helping people from all over Ireland with addiction problems for the past fifteen years.

Social media addiction is certainly a new addiction. This form of media is only in existence since.the early 2000’s. However, it shares many of the symptoms with other common addictions.

Addiction is intrinsically linked to dopamine production in our brain. For instance, do you get a “buzz” from seeing how many people “like” your posts? If that happens often enough and strongly enough, pretty soon, you can find yourself addicted.

I find that the person that tends to spot the addiction is normally not the person who is addicted. Generally, a parent, partner or friend will spot that you are addicted before you do. If someone has already mentioned this to you, you might want to do something about it before it causes you even more profound problems.

Come to see me for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION and we can have a chat about how I can help you to free yourself from this social addicti

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What Is Addiction To Social Media?

If you notice some of these signs, you may have a social media addiction!

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Social Media Addiction Statistics

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A study in 2012 by the University of Chicago claimed that social media can be even more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

In Holland, their national statistics organisation published a report in 2018 which showed that 29% of 18-25 year olds are addicted to some form of social media.

The Royal Society for Public Health and an organisation called Young Health Movement in the UK published a joint study in 2017 which showed a link between social media and increased anxiety in 14-24 year olds.

In Ireland, most people would agree that social media usage increased during the COVID 19 lockdown, so it would be logical to assume our statistics are in similar.

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Social media took over my life. I began to isolate myself from friends, stopped playing five a side soccer, and was on my phone constantly. Thank you for showing me how to stop.
Aaron O'Brien (name changed)
Midleton, Co. Cork.
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Treatment In Cork

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Here is what you can expect when you come to see me.

  • FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION – this is where we have a chat about the extent of your problem, and any other problems you may have. 
  • SESSION ONE – I make a personalised self hypnosis recording with you which you listen to at home for at least 30 nights.
  • SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS – we dissolve the triggers for your addiction, resolve any self esteem issues you may have, and help you to develop a much greater interest in real life activities.

So, why wait? Arrange your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION now. Just click on the button below.

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