An addiction is a psychological or physical condition of the mind/body seeking ‘reward’ and involves the individual persuing the ‘reward’ with little or no regard for the consequences to their mind and body.
Our forefathers reminded us that ‘everything should be in moderation’ though they also prescribed that ‘a little bit of what you fancy does you good’.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life was that easy and so easily balanced – but for some it isn’t!
Most people have a ‘compulsive’ streak in them, yet successfully live their lives denying themselves too many ‘treats’ as they know that without a natural ‘brake’ they may end up being out of control. So they moderate their intake of medication, food, tobacco and alcohol, trips to the shops and casino’s etc.
We know that ideally, to live a simple healthy life we should have a balanced diet, regular sleep and exercise and to be emotionally balanced in ourselves.
However for some, these simple rules are not that easy to live by as they become physically, psychologically or emotionally dependent and then feel helpless to ‘beat the habit’.
Simon will show his Clients at the very beginning of his work with them, how and why we all have an element of ‘compulsivity’ inside us and how the journey of compulsive behaviour can lead (in some personality types) to it’s ultimate end of addiction with potentially tragic consequences.
Simon uses MindMeasuring™- when working with fears, phobias and compulsive behaviour & addictions and illustrates to his Clients week by week how he can measure their ‘mood’ to be more balanced as he re-calibrates the positive and negative accelerators and brakes – thus negating the need for excesses.
New Clients should contact their GP to share their symptoms prior to meeting with Simon.