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Addiction check. Where does your addiction come from?
We find out with you what is at the root of your addiction: a genetic disposition, traumatic events, affect regulation disorders, a disturbance in the "addiction networks" of your brain or something else? Based on this, we create a treatment plan with you that is feasible for you and increases your quality of life and health in the long term. This plan can include, for example:
- EMDR trauma treatment
- EMDR Addiction Protocol
- IHHT oxygen treatment
- Food supplements, medicinal support
- Lifestyle Coaching
- Relaxation training
More info on addiction:
By using different substances, such as tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or medication, a short-term positive effect is achieved and the initial situation, which is often perceived as unsatisfactory or stressful, is seemingly improved. The subsequent disillusionment sets a vicious circle in motion. The desire or need for a renewed high becomes the focus of the person's life. Not only substances, but also different types of behaviour can lead to addiction: Eating addiction, gambling addiction, shopping addiction, internet addiction, sex addiction and many more. Addiction is not a weakness of character, but a disease that can be detected in the brain. The basis of an addiction is a malfunction of the brain's reward system. Addictive substances activate different neurotransmitters, which, for example, trigger a feeling of well-being or euphoria. Thus, the brain very quickly perceives a certain addictive substance as a positive stimulus. If this stimulus is missing, the brain also lacks the reward. The result is an uncontrollable desire for the addictive substance.
We can help you find out why the addiction started and what the real need is behind it. That is, what normal, everyday behaviour can produce similarly good feelings? Why does your brain not produce such good feelings in these "normal" situations as it does in other people? Usually there are hurtful events behind it. By means of EMDR you can "process" these events afterwards, which changes the way you feel about situations in which you actually needed addictive substances to "endure" them, and the consumption no longer seems so necessary. By learning that the addictive substance/behaviour causes good feelings, the addiction network in the brain is often pathologically changed. Through Neurofeedback these changes can be at least partially reversed. Furthermore, we set a specific EMDR-This is a treatment process in which one develops an intensive picture of oneself without addiction and works on the "triggers" (addictive behaviour triggers), so that in such situations, "craving" (desire) no longer arises so strongly.