I found this excellent video online today about “Dopamine Fasting”, it explains very clearly how one should go about reducing their addictive behaviours – and of course what those might be:
6th September 2019 Brett James Thornton – Founder How to Treat Addiction The two words are frequently interchanged, often incorrectly. Both are formed as a result of consistently repeating a particular behaviour. There is such a thing as a good habit, regular exercise for example. Something can start out as a habit and over timeContinue reading “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?”
Here is a copy of a free Relapse Prevention Book for your usage. The book can be used for the following issues: -Depression (of any nature) -Addictive behaviours -Bio-Polar Disorder (any type) -Chronic fatigue -Anger -Personality Disorder -Trauma reactions -Hyper-vigilance -Anxiety (including panic attacks) -Weight management -Eating disorder Please click this link for yourContinue reading “Free Relapse Prevention Book”
Which version of practice do you think is best? New Ways Old Ways Person Centered Practitioner Based Strength-based Problem-based Skills Based Deficit Focused Collaboration Professional Dominance Quality of Life Cure/amelioration Community Integration Acute Treatment Empowerment/choices Dependence Community Integration Acute Treatment Least restrictive Episodic Preventative Reactive Which do you agree with more in treating addiction?Continue reading “Which Practice is Best? Pt.1”
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash Here’s a bitContinue reading “An Addiction Exercise”
A new study has found that other groups such as SMART work just as well as AA in terms of addressing addiction. This is probably very common knowledge if you’ve ever struggled with a form of addiction and had a disliking for AA. Although AA and other 12 step programs have been adopted by aContinue reading “SMART just as effective as AA”
Change of pace a bit, here’s a video of me explaining the ABC method of CBT (REBT) and how it’s used to help addicts understand themselves and their thought processes better. The video does have a little tongue in cheek humour, I would have thought it might have been removed in the edit, alas not.
Here is a copy of a ABC sheet that I use regularly with my clients to help them deal with difficult thoughts and feelings. Feel free to use this worksheet on yourself or with someone else. I find the REBT form of CBT very helpful and I encourage people to consider working through the sheetsContinue reading “ABC of CBT”