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.
“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood”