Are you living with Addiction?
Addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Over 20 million Americans suffer from addiction, destroying lives and families in its wake. More people die from addiction-related causes than any other cause every year.
Among the most common addictions are to alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, food, video games, internet and work.
You are at risk of addiction if you are mentally AND physically reliant on a substance. Addiction creates biochemical changes in the brain that cause you to act irrationally when you don’t have this substance. It leads you to ignore the harm you are causing to yourself or others.
You may be experiencing Addiction if you have been experiencing these symptoms for a prolonged period of time:
Inability to stay away from the harmful substance or behavior
Finding ways to justify and continue your behavior
Abrupt personality changes linked to the addictive substance
Abandoning commitments and ignoring relationships
UNSURE IF YOU ARE ADDICTED?
Addiction come in many shapes and forms. Take these self-assessment to determine you may be suffering from addiction to Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Substances (TAPS):
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How does Virtual EMDR work on Addiction?
EMDR can be used in Addiction treatment to resolve any underlying mental and emotional issues that are related to the addiction. This can be traumatic memories or negative self-beliefs resulting from childhood trauma, accidents, loss, abuse, and other incidents.
EMDR helps to overcome Addiction by re-connecting (or “re-processing”) the neural associations in the brain associated with the negative beliefs and memories. Simulating the natural steps of memory processing, EMDR first acts to reduce (or “desensitize’) the unwanted emotions such as sadness, fear, and emotional pain, and then replace these with empowering emotions such as hope, confidence, and power.
In addition to standard EMDR protocol, Virtual EMDR also offers specialized programs for Addiction to help you:
Processing past trauma that is linked to your addiction, such as childhood trauma
Reduce addictive cravings by addressing the stimuli that trigger your addiction
Re-program your memory of the ‘high’ to reduce the intensity of your cravings
Address future temptation
There are also specialized programs for conditions frequently linked with Addiction, including Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.
Letting go of Childhood Trauma
Frequently Asked Questions
I AM NEW TO EMDR. CAN BEGINNERS USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Definitely! Virtual EMDR was designed for people with no prior experience of EMDR. The program is intuitive, easy-to-follow and comes with full instructional videos and examples.
If you need help getting started, Virtual EMDR offers affordable coaching sessions or find a therapist from our Therapist Network.
I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A THERAPIST. CAN I USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Absolutely! Many people use Virtual EMDR concurrently while working with a therapist. They find that this can accelerate their healing.
Virtual EMDR complements your therapist-guided sessions by giving you the power of “in the moment” healing when symptoms unexpectedly strike (which is seldom during your scheduled therapist session).
This power to address your symptoms when you need it MOST is one reason why Virtual EMDR has proven to be so effective for so many people.
IS EMDR SAFE TO DO ON MY OWN?
Despite what some therapists claim, the fact remains that thousands of people have successfully done EMDR on their own. Virtual EMDR delivers thousands of sessions every month.
Benefits of a self-guided program include: Taking total control over YOUR healing journey, deciding which issues you want to work on only when you are ready, setting the pace and frequency of your sessions, being able to focus 100% on your issues, and building self-esteem that you did it yourself.
However, self-guided programs are not for everyone. You are best placed to decide if this type of program is suitable for you. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure.
I SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE CONDITIONS SUCH AS DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION. WILL VIRTUAL EMDR WORK FOR ME?
Yes, many people have used Virtual EMDR to treat complex and chronic emotional conditions. In fact, people often find that many conditions are linked and stem from a common root cause, such as childhood trauma.
By using Virtual EMDR to address the core issue (instead of just relieving the symptoms, as other treatments do), you can successfully address the real problem – and eliminate all these conditions at the same time!