I) ADDICTION SESSION OVERVIEW
II) INSTALL ADDICTION TREATMENT GOALS
III) DESENSITIZING ADDICTION TRIGGERS
IV) ADDICTION INSTALL EMOTION-STATE
V) ADDICTION ENDING YOUR SESSION
ADDICTION-TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
ADDICTION-UNDERSTANDING KEY CONCEPTS
ADDICTION-SESSION TOOL SETTINGS
I) SESSION OVERVIEW
The Virtual EMDR for Addiction Program is different that your standard EMDR session.
You will not be using a standard EMDR protocol, and instead be using a treatment approach which has been specifically tailored towards the elimination of addictions.
Complete abstinence is not a requirement of the Virtual EMDR for Addiction Program. While it is an ideal goal to have, some Virtual EMDR for Addiction users will not attain complete abstinence at first.
If you do have a slip with your addiction, it should be seen as nothing more than another opportunity to look at what is going wrong, what triggered you, and then to follow up and use EMDR sessions to work through the slip.
It should be noted that with addictions, there are often additional aspects of day-to-day life being negatively impacted by the behavior. It may be your marriage and family, your career, your physical health, or your overall state of mental well-being.
While regular EMDR sessions will eliminate your desire to use in your addiction, please be aware that with some substances, chemical withdrawal will have a physical component. Because of this, be sure to take care of your physical health needs and see a doctor if it is needed.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR SESSION
When you are ready, move on to the next part of the session-
II) INSTALL ADDICTION TREATMENT GOALS.