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Hypnotherapy to stop drinking or moderate your drinking

A proven, effective way to stop drinking or moderate your alcohol use | Brisbane Hypnosis 

Control alcohol, stop drinking using hypnotherapy

Antoine Matarasso and Glen Duffy, therapists at Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic developed the Taking Control program 18 years ago in response to clients’ need to moderate their alcohol consumption or to stop drinking altogether. Taking Control, stop drinking hypnosis is  pioneering program in the hypnotherapy field in Australia is widely seen as one the most consistently successful program of its kind. Antoine has trained hypnotherapists, counsellors and psychologists in this stop drinking hypnosis program’s unique and proven techniques.

Alcohol consumption in Australia and binge drinking

In Australian culture, alcohol often accompanies socialising and celebration and many Australians enjoy drinking alcohol in moderation from time to time. However, Australia has one of the highest rates of binge drinking among young people worldwide. 45% of risky and/or high risk alcohol consumption takes place amongst 18-25 year old drinkers. “

A 2021 Global Drug Survey report found Australians drank to the point of drunkenness an average of 27 times a year, almost double the global average of 15. Almost a quarter of Australians reported feeling regret for becoming intoxicated.

High-risk” drinking behaviours such as this can result in negative physical, mental and social consequences. For many excess dinking becomes a way of life and many consume far more than the recommended 2 standard units / day or a maximum of 4 units on any single occasion,

Daily drinking

A more common form of alcohol misuse in Australia is the daily consumption of alcohol. Many clients who undertake our Taking Control stop drinking program do so because they drink on a daily basis and are concerned of the effect that continued alcohol consumption may have on their health, as well as their social and professional lives. In effect, they sense a lack of control over their drinking, this may be due to emotional issues, stress or simply habitual behaviour.

Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic : The Taking Control Program

Taking Control program is personalised, one-on-one and changes your drinking patterns as well as reducing your desire to drink while stopping binge drinking. The program combines hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioural change therapy and NLP and over the past 18 years has proved to be life changing for many participants. Our clients report feeling in control, healthier, more confident and fitter after completing the program.

If you binge drink or feel that you are consuming more alcohol than you’d like or that your drinking is causing you concern, be assured that our “stop or control” drinking program will get you back on track.


The Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic Taking Control program includes one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions, a personalised plan for change and self-hypnosis CDs / MP3s to use between sessions. To make an appointment and regain control call Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic / New Farm Hypnotherapy on 07 3254 1373, complete the form below or email If you’d like to know more call and speak to one of our hypnotherapists who will explain how Taking Control can be personalised for you.

Did you know?

For healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces your risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury over a lifetime. Drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion.

A standard drink contains 10 grams of pure alcohol. It is important to note that drink serving sizes are often more than one standard drink. There are no common glass sizes used in Australia.

Australian government – how much alcohol is safe?

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I’d like to know more about the Taking Control program

If you have questions or would like more information about how we can help you moderate or stop drinking, please call us on 07 3254 1373, email or simply fill in the form below.

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