Human Givens Services:
If a person’s life is well balanced, reward comes daily as a natural process. However, interference with this reward mechanism can occur when essential emotional needs go unmet, and talents and abilities are not stretched. In such conditions, life can lose much of its meaning. Such an unhealthy emotional environment creates the right conditions for an addiction to flourish. This is because every addictive substance or behaviour either stimulates a reward mechanism or provides a direct chemical reward.
To correct addictive behaviour it is important to understand – how the reward mechanisms work, and how to live life so that we can receive natural rewards, which make addictive activities less appealing.
I would work with you to treat any compulsive or addictive behaviour by helping you to focus on getting your real emotional needs met and to understand the process of addiction to embrace a whole new way of life.