The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast
Welcome to Episode # 59 of The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast and my guest Hugh Osbourne.
Hugh Osborne is a Hypnotherapist, specialising in the area of addiction and recovery. He is also a workshop facilitator, writer, and coach. He draws upon his personal experience of addiction and recovery to help his clients get sober and create a life beyond addiction. Much of his work is driven by a passion for a deeper understanding of the link between addiction and creativity.
In this podcast, we find out what an operating system is and why it's so important to learn how to upgrade it. We delve into the issues surrounding low self-esteem, shadow work, and the importance of commitment. We find out what books Hugh has found helpful during his journey, what hypnotherapy is, and what he would work on if he had a spare 10,000 hours.
Hugh Osbourne Personal Website- http://addictionhypnotherapy.com/
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0872202321
The Parent’s Tao Te Ching; Ancient Advice For Modern Parents by Will Martin - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1569246629
Death Wish: The Path Through Addiction to a Glorious Life by Steve Chandler - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1600251013
Steve Chandler - http://www.stevechandler.com/index.html
Nathaniel Branden - http://www.nathanielbranden.com/
Byron Katie - http://thework.com/en
Rich Litvin - http://richlitvin.com/hello/
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0722532938
Gestalt Empty Chair Therapy - https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-therapy/201001/cool-intervention-9-the-empty-chair-1
The 12 Steps of AA - http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/About-AA/The-12-Steps-of-AA
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