Turning Off The 'Addiction Switch'

Turning Off The 'Addiction Switch'

The Perfect Catch 22 The void that addiction attempts to fill with food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, relationships, sex etc. does not get filled by the choice of addiction. What the addiction does is keep creating the void so we can stay addicted to it in order to fill the void. Like anti-depressants we get addicted to them and so ave to keep taking them, not because of the depression, but because we’ve become addicted to them. Same with...

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WHAT'S 'WHAT IF' ALL ABOUT?

WHAT'S 'WHAT IF' ALL ABOUT?

What’s ‘What If’ All About We all ‘What If’ everything, it is immediate and unconscious. Our ‘Prediction Brain’ is wired to put a ‘future ending’ on everything. We can’t help it! “What if I go out with this guy and he turns out to be a pervert?” “What if I apply for that job and get turned down?”  “What if I get on that plane and it crashes?”  ‘What if I arrive at the church and my fiancé stands me up?”...

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Core Belief No.4; I Hate Myself

Core Belief No.4; I Hate Myself

How Do You Know If You Have This Belief? As in Core Belief No. 3, grab a pen, paper but add a calculator and then go and look in a mirror, a full-length one is preferable.  Now look into your eyes and then look slowly down your body. You will not want to do this because you will have the ‘voice-over’ whispering in your ear and you might feel like crying or feel angry and want to stop. But be strong and persist. Do this for at least 3...

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Turning Off The ‘Addiction Switch’ - Permanently

Turning  Off The ‘Addiction Switch’ - Permanently

Whether we're addicted to food, shopping, gambling, sex, recreational or prescription drugs, relationships, alcohol, computer games, work or sport or have any other form of compulsive behaviour, the underlying belief system is always the same. All addictions stem from 'negative beliefs' and come to control and ruin our lives, and because we usually get addicted early and we come to believe ‘we can’t live, or that life is not worth living...

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What Are Expectation Beliefs?

What Are Expectation Beliefs?

"Expectations are resentments under construction" - Anne Lamott From the moment we were born, most of our basic needs have been met. If they hadn't I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this page and you wouldn’t be reading it. As we grow, our family, society, advertising and the media exploit us by continually building our expectations, not only of ourselves, but of others and the world. These expectations can become so addictive they can...

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Addicted To Our Addictions

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...

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