EMDR For Addiction

I told you I would check out  EMDR eye therapy and I did. This is one of the new and exciting non-medication, non-talking methods of dealing with many conditions including grief, trauma, disturbing memories, addiction, anger management, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder, to name a few. Many people are not good communicators, or they feel embarrassed to share intimate details of their lives, or perhaps they lie, soooooo talk therapy is not a good solution for these folks and thus, EMDR.

This is just the type of thing that I want to see incorporated with an addict’s recovery plan, along with a full body cleanse, mega doses of vitamins and amino acids, acupuncture, and brain neuro-plasticity therapy, homeopathy, and a full spectrum of metaphysical healing.

I also read about another great healing practice that requires absolutely no talking- gratitude.  It’s not something you need to dowse for to see if it will benefit you- it will!  The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in all areas of life. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing. Gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope and should be showing up on every addict’s treatment plan.

There are many things to be grateful for:

rainy days                                                                                                                                                   Thai noodles

guardian angels

                                                                                                          comfortable shoes

When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel. Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. As you practice, an inner shift begins to occur, and you may be delighted to discover how content and hopeful you are feeling, instead of feeling cheated and unfulfilled- that is gratitude at work.

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