Addicted To Our Addictions
You wouldn’t believe the lengths that people will go to avoid dealing with their emotional pain.
Or perhaps you would because you are suffering from one of these addictions right now?
Alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs, cosmetic surgery, gambling, food, extreme sports and exercise, computer games, shopping, obsessions, sex mania, destructive relationships, hoarding, addictions of all sorts.
Every day you promise yourself, “This is the last time I drink, take a gamble, swallow those pills, drown my sorrows or harm myself”. “I’m done”, “I’ve had it”, “No more”!!!! you swear.
You know it’s self-destructive, self-defeating and bad for your health but you can’t seem to help yourself.
And perhaps you can’t believe how you came to be in this predicament? No matter how hard you try you seem trapped on a treadmill to hell or total self-destruction.
But you know what, there is a reason for these addictions and once you understand why you might feel a whole lot better.
Our brain is hard-wired to avoid emotional pain at all costs! And to avoid the emotional pain we use whatever means we can to escape it.
The reality is once our brain has become addicted to whatever rush we have chosen we can then blame the addiction and not the pain for why we can’t or won’t change.
Those of us unable to break free from our addictions justify or make excuses for it.
“I know it’s bad for me but..”
“I know it’s wrong but …”
“I know I shouldn’t be doing this but..”
“An alcoholic is someone who drinks more than me..”
“Smoking dope isn’t addictive...”
“I just want to make by boobs to look better... “
“I have a slow metabolism; I only need 500 calories a day...”
“I only drink one bottle of wine a night, my friends drink twice that much...”
We can justify our addictions until the cows come home, but the sad fact is we’re too scared to give them up in case the pain we’ve been suppressing all these years overwhelms us.
Apart from the terrible damage these additions cause to our body, our relationships, our work and our lives, they just prolong the agony and make us feel more ashamed and guilty and helpless because we can’t control or stop them.
The cause of these addictions is simply the ‘negative beliefs’ we took on in childhood that still control us today. Getting rid of the beliefs that caused the pain will stop the addictions dead in their tracks.
How do I know, because after I had eliminated some of my self-defeating beliefs I stopped drinking alcohol completely! And we have worked hundreds of clients with addictions. As they started removing their negative beliefs their addictions just disappeared because they no longer had the need to continue their self-destructive patterns and habits.
We 100% Guarantee It!
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