Attending to What’s Underneath the Sex and other Addiction(s)/Betrayal Trauma
When a person has experienced abuse, addiction, neglect, enmeshment with family or other possibly traumatic events, it creates an incredible load. The events can be so stressful that a person’s stress response (to flee, fight, or freeze) is getting activated. Problematic behavior(s) serve as ways to “complete” the stress response that could not be resolved before. The greater the trauma, the greater the potential for a so called addiction/betrayal trauma intensity.
With very specialized EMDR protocols, disturbing memories that may be “fused” to these intricate survival needs can be gently attended to.
Treatment Outcomes of Addiction Treatment
With the use of EMDR therapy your body can gently resolve the traumatic memories. You can reduce your body’s stress response. Thereby, the “need” for the unwanted behavior and/or addiction decreases. In some cases it may take 3-9 sessions, sometimes up to 20 sessions, depending on the how complex and wide-spread the trauma was.
The addiction or undesired behavior can decrease because the trauma load is lifting.
You get to determine what truly works for you!