Addictions and Habits
Addiction manifests in any behaviour that provides temporary pleasure or relief and therefore which a person craves and finds hard to give up despite its negative consequences to themselves or others. It’s a process that is misunderstood and judged by society thereby often leaving the person who has the addiction feeling judged, ostracized, and powerless.
I offer a compassionate approach to the treatment of addiction whereby we would explore together an individual’s need for the substance or behaviour which is often rooted in soothing of distress or emotional/psychological pain.
As well as healing the underlying pain and distress using a somatic approach, I work with the individual’s belief systems and patterns around the object or behaviour of the addiction be it drugs, alcohol, sex or shopping for example.