Addiction Treatment

Successful addiction treatment requires that you not be hasty but instead, build solid foundations first. And then you will be surprised at just how rapidly your addiction will fade away.
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Addiction treatment first requires a better life balance

For all addiction treatment, the first issue is the powerful emotion anticipating the pleasure from indulging. This will be overwhelming the rational higher self. The higher self appreciates the costs of the addiction and understands, in calmer moments, the anticipation is never completed or fulfilled.


The dependence can be based around gambling, sex, the internet or retail, drugs, alcohol, nicotine or food – it really does not matter. The psychology is similar and so it the route to freedom.

To help you overcome your addiction with me, regular listening to my tailor made audios will be very important.

I have created a Moving Beyond Addiction Breakthrough Audio Programme, which will play a big role in your addiction treatment with me.

However to get you started, do listen to this single addiction audio.

Listening to audios will embed all that must be understood about your addiction – and so to be able to begin the process of recovery. My audios induce trance states at times and of course trance is a necessary requirement to overcome addictions as we are dealing with deep emotional patterns and habits.

How I treat Addictions

Building control and empowerment by getting needs better met. The addiction, arising out of behaviour which at the beginning was moderate, would have reflected a life that was not working in some way.

This could have been in response to a crisis – at work or family perhaps – or something more deep-seated concerning basic safety and security, relationships and work and meaning.

Evaluating needs will be important. At this stage too, it may well be helpful for both the client and therapist to evaluate resources.

 


Often the secret is not to rush into complete cessation but to set objectives that make sense and work in a way that does not add to the pressure but in fact relieves it.

First it may be that the objective is not to stop completely but is to keep the pleasurable activity but in moderation.

Second of course, a better balanced life with needs met and resources working well is a precondition for complete cessation or control. Dip the toe in the water and only begin to swim when it feels safe.

 


The identification and clearing of an unhelpful emotional response – triggered from a past event or set of experiences. This then becomes the starting point to the rehearsal of new behaviours and responses.

 


Practising relaxation and self awareness. General relaxation can help, as awareness grows, while in a relaxed state, rehearsal can be undertaken of particular trigger situations.

 


And we always bear in mind where you are on the SIX staging posts to successful addiction treatment.

Pre-contemplation: Before you know you have a problem
Contemplation: Yes, maybe you do have a problem
Determination: a decision is taken – something has to change
Action: You do something about it
Maintenance: There is real effort to stick with it
Relapse: You learn that any (likely) slip is not a disaster but a staging point on the road to complete cessation.

Moving Beyond Addiction Breakthrough Audio Programme

Addiction Tools

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The stages of quitting
Recovery path in outline
Your addiction Time Line
Addiction downloads

Four great metaphors to explain addiction.

The CUCKOO  and the ISLAND, the TRENCH and the BOWL.