Online Mindfulness Therapy for Addictions

Online Mindfulness Therapy for Addictions

Online Counseling for Addictions – Mindfulness Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype is a very convenient and highly effective way of healing the underlying core emotions that fuel your addiction.

Full recovery depends on healing the underlying depression, self-hate and low self-esteem that fuels addiction. Nothing else will produce greater results than learning how to do this. I will teach you how to do this during our Skype therapy sessions together.

I work with substance abuse, alcohol addiction, food addictions, binge eating disorder and bulimia, and all other forms of obsessive compulsive disorders.

This approach is remarkably effective and most of my clients/students see noticeable results after the first few online sessions with me.

Online Mindfulness Psychotherapy is very effective for stopping anxiety and depression without using drugs. It is always better to treat the underlying psychological cause of your emotional suffering as opposed to just trying to manage symptoms.

The main healing factors developed during Mindfulness Meditation Therapy are Consciousness, which is necessary for overcoming the reactive psychological habits that cause psychological suffering, and Inner Compassion, which is what accelerates healing and resolution of emotional suffering.

“After each session, I come away with something of substance to work on throughout the week. Often, I recall something in everyday life, that was said in our session; A nugget of wise advice or a helpful technique, that provides an alternative avenue, to my habitual way of reacting to a life situation.”

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Many people do not like the 12-Step approach to addiction recovery and would prefer a different approach that focuses on changing the underlying emotions that fuel the addiction. Also, many people are not comfortable with a group therapy approach. There is often shame around addiction and people prefer an individualized approach where they can work one-on-one with a therapist. The choice of Online Therapy for Addictions can be far less intimidating and will likely be a very good addition to your progress with addiction recovery.

If you want to recover from an addiction you must heal the underlying psychological causes such as depression and low self-esteem

There is also a lot of interest in mindfulness-based therapies, which really are good at helping you work in a positive way with your emotions so that you can gain more control and balance in your life.

Mindfulness teaches you how to work with the compulsive impulses of an addiction so that they don’t get the upper hand. This is a central focus in Online Addiction Counseling.

However, to fully recover from an addiction, you must also treat the underlying depression, guilt, stress or low self-esteem that lies at the core of your addiction. Many people feel a great sense of emptiness at the core of their being that they are trying to fill through the addictive high.

But, of course, this temporary fix does nothing to heal the underlying pain. During Online Treatment for Addictions, we use mindfulness to transform and heal the core emotions that fuel your depression.

Online Mindfulness Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

 

Online Mindfulness Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy, a system of working with anxiety, depression and also addictions. If you’re interested in online Mindfulness Therapy for alcohol addiction then please go to my website and learn more about this approach and contact me if you have any questions and we can schedule an online therapy session in which I will train you in how to apply mindfulness with working with alcohol addiction.

The key feature of Mindfulness Therapy is first learning to work with the impulses that characterize alcohol addiction or any other addiction. So this is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, where we have very strong intrusive thoughts that drive us to drink more alcohol. So we need to work with these impulses and we do this by actually learning how to meditate on those impulses directly.

Other teachers of mindfulness will teach us to essentially try to get out of our head on into some form of sensory experience. But this, in my opinion, is not an effective way of using mindfulness. It is simply a way of avoiding the problem of these obsessive compulsive impulses.

Meditate on your addictive impulses

A much better way of applying mindfulness to work with addiction is to actually work directly on the addiction impulses themselves. So you meditate on that emotion, whatever it might be. You would actually learn how to become aware of the impulse, without identifying with it and without converting that impulse into the behavior.

So, we do this by actually consciously bringing up the impulse to drink, for example, and then we start to form a relationship with it in which we remain as the Observer, seeing this impulse as an object in the mind and learning how not to identify with that object.

It’s quite difficult at first, but after practicing meditating on your addiction in this way, systematically, you will gradually begin to break free from this process of reactive identification.

That’s the real issue here. It is not the impulse itself, it’s the reactive identification with the impulse. That’s the problem because the moment you identify with that impulse then it will quickly convert into a behavior, that is drinking.

Investigate and change the emotional imagery of the addictive impulse

One of the ways that we help decrease the emotional intensity of the addictive impulse is to work on its imagery. So all emotions work through internal imagery. How you see it and the mind is what determines the strength of that emotional impulse. So we look at this imagery and we work on changing the imagery.

For example if you can make the emotional image of the impulse smaller then it will have less impact. If you can change the position of the image, it will create less impact. There are a variety of things we can do to change that imagery. And when you change the imagery you decrease the intensity of the emotional impulse.

So this requires a little bit of training but it’s much easier than you might think. During online Mindfulness Therapy sessions for alcohol addiction, I will teach you how to work with the emotional imagery until you get to a position where you are essentially free from the compulsive nature of that impulse. You find that you do not have to act on it.

Most people who work with me in this way, applying mindfulness to work with addictions, see quite dramatic results after three to four sessions, when they start applying the techniques that they teach.

So this interests you and you’d like to get help working on your alcohol addiction using mindfulness, then please reach out to me by email and let’s schedule an online therapy session via Skype. So if this interests you please contact me and let’s get started on overcoming your addiction.

Heal the underlying depression, stress and emotional pain

Treating the emotional impulses that lead to substance abuse is the first step in the recovery process. But, no amount of detox is sufficient if you do not heal the underlying emotional pain that leads to substance abuse. That underlying emotional suffering provides a reservoir that feeds addiction and other forms of behavioral reactivity.

You must heal this underlying emotional pain if you are to fully recover from an addiction.

During Mindfulness Therapy sessions we work on identifying these core emotions – usually some form of depression or low self-esteem. We then learn to meditate on those emotions. This is very important because it stops us from becoming identified with the emotional pain and becoming reactive, which simply feeds the pain. Meditation also clears a space where that facilitates healing. Reactivity and just indulging in the emotion never promotes healing, but staying fully present with your feelings allows natural compassion and innate wisdom to arise and these definitely do facilitate healing.

In the end, healing is about learning to love yourself. What this actually means is usually too abstract to implement for most of us. In Mindfulness Therapy love has a very specific meaning, it means to develop a compassionate presence with those painful emotions in much the same way that you would, and already know how to do, with a child experiencing pain. You don’t try to “fix” the child, but rather you develop a conscious and compassionate relationship with the child. The healing actions that arise in this mindful space are guided by your innate wisdom. It could be as simple as hugging the child or talking to him/her in a soothing voice. These actions are healing by nature and are guided by your inner wisdom quite naturally and spontaneously.

When you bring this quality of mindfulness to your depression, guilt, shame or fear they heal. Mindfulness therapy provides the guidance you may be searching for in learning how to do this, how to love yourself and heal. It is VERY effective.

Does this interest you? Send me an email now. Tell me about yourself and how I can help you. Schedule a trial session via Skype now.

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More pages on online therapy for addiction:

For help with an eating disorder and feed addiction see: Online Mindfulness Therapy for Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder

Read my answers to questions posted on Quora about Online Mindfulness Therapy for help with recovery from addiction:

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