Addictions can take over and ruin the quality of your life. However, this does not need to be the case. Contact us today for Fast Effective treatment and learn strategies that will enable you to break the cycle of addiction, whether caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling or eating disorders.
The Human Givens Model of Addiction -
Emotional needs not being met, Addiction results when a persons needs are not being met and/or their is damage to the tools nature provides for meeting needs
Addiction comes from the creation of an addiction trance state produced in an effort to meet those unfulfilled needs
A person is powerless to control their addiction whilst in the addictive trance, but can learn to control it by observation and understanding while not in that trance
Examples of how an Addictive Trance pretends to Meet Needs -
Addiction can be beaten by many people without necessarily becoming dependent on a recovery group and without having to consider yourself as an 'addict' for the rest of your life. To get away from addictive behaviour it is necessary to understand two things: the way the brains' reward mechanisms work, and the way life should be constructed in order to receive the natural rewards that make addictive activities less attractive.
A 'Human Givens Therapist' will work with people who are battling with addictions to help them get their real emotional needs met and acquire the strategies and understanding that will enable them to walk away from danger and embrace life.
"Counterfeiters exist because there is such a thing as real gold"
"To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be"
- Miguel de Unamuno
"Human addiction is largely a product of the mind and not the body"
- Professor of Psychology Dartmouth Medical School
"A barbarian.... is one who thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature"
- George Bernard Shaw
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind"
- Rudyard Kipling
"After the fire, ashes; after the rain, roses"
"For every bottle there is a cork"
"Quitting smoking is easy. I have done it hundreds of times"
- Mark Twain
"The outcome for people who are heavily dependent on alcohol or drugs is much better than once thought. There is now an impressive body of research that shows that even people with severe dependency on drugs or alcohol can recover from their addictions at some point"
- Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology (p405)
"I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I also keep handy"
- W. C. Fields
"It does appear that the generally accepted professional and public impression that nicotine addiction, heroin addiction and obesity are almost hopelessly difficult conditions to correct is flatly wrong. People can and do cure themselves of smoking, obesity and heroin addiction. They do so in large numbers and for long periods of time, in many cases apparently permanently"
- Dr. S. Schachter
"Therapy is often a matter of tipping the first domino"
- Milton Erickson
"If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be"
"What you need, in trying to help people, are the qualities of a good bar tender - sympathy, willingness to listen and intuition"
- Frank Bucham