DeTUR Protocol (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Processing) Therapy
This method is a way to reduce and get rid of triggers and urges that you experience with any addiction: substance use, gambling, sex addiction, shoplifting, eating disorders, angry outbursts and compulsive behaviours. We will do the same preparation as EMDR to ensure emotional safety and to choose ‘targets’ or problem behaviours you want to change. Your brain is doing the processing work as your eyes follow the bilateral movements of my fingers. You are in control and can choose to end the session at any time. We will also focus on creating new ‘templates’ for a lifestyle without your addiction. Abstinence from the drug or behaviour is not necessary as long as you are sober during our sessions. As you clear triggers and urges, your desire to use alcohol for example, will lessen and fade away.
FSAP (Feeling Statement Addiction Protocol) Therapy
FFSAP is another way to get rid of addictive behaviours and beliefs. The theory behind this technique is that it only takes one event to create an addiction. All you have to do is have a very positive experience with an object or behaviour to create an addiction. For example, a person may experience a positive feeling state with a rush of emotion using credit cards. A feeling state of freedom, power or independence may get linked to the act of maxing out credit cards.
UUsing bilateral hand movements across your visual field, the positive association between the feeling and addiction is decreased and eventually gone. Once you no longer feel ‘compelled’ or ‘driven’ to max out credit cards, we will continue with basic EMDR to resolve the original feeling or belief about yourself that created your addiction. Again, this process is done at your pace, with emotional safety and it is your brain that is making the necessary connections. The final step is to work on healthy ways to experience freedom, power and independence. FSAP works well for a range of problems including drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, gambling, shopping, anger, and co-dependent relationships. Contact us today to learn more about EMDR therapy in Delta, BC.
Getting Back on Track with EMDR Therapy
Overcoming an addiction or compulsive behaviour is always easier said than done. However, you don’t have to do it alone. Cedar Counselling helps you step up to the challenge with EMDR therapy in Delta, BC. With our proven methods, you will learn to reduce triggers and stop compulsive behaviours altogether. No matter what you are struggling with, we take the time to address the underlying causes of your behaviours so that you may release that tension and move forward in life. Schedule a consultation with us to learn if EMDR therapy is the right fit for your goals.
A Renewed Outlook on Life
We all struggle sometimes. When you are constantly subjected to a myriad of triggers in your daily life, you may not know where to turn for support. Our counsellors are available to speak with you about any number of issues or concerns you may have about staying on track. With the right guidance and support along with EMDR therapy, we’re confident that you’ll find it easier to make the changes you’ve been putting off for too long. We follow the proper practices to help you start living a meaningful life again.
Your Therapy Session
When you visit us for treatment, we speak with you about your compulsive behaviours and how they have affected your life. Whether you are dealing with the impact of disordered eating, angry outbursts, or other behaviors, we are here to help you regain your life.
Contact us in Delta, British Columbia, for more on our therapy options. We meet with patients throughout the area.