Week 6: Addiction

People with addiction get the wires crossed between the brains survival system and the brains pleasure center. The come to believe they need their addictive substance or behavior to survive.  Once we address these beliefs with the right tools, the grip the addiction has weakens significantly.  Here are some common perceptions:
Addiction beliefs – I need this to survive, escape, solution to, to deal with -….
pain of life
Rejection, abuse, hurt, sadness, loneliness, feeling unloved, depression, anxiety, dejection, discouraged, isolated, alone, worthless, inferior.
Demonstrate how the tapping process can be used to weaken or remove these disempowering beliefs that contribute to addiction.
Simple things that can encourage healthy brain chemistry without addictive substances:
Gratitude is a bridge – gives hope there can be things on ye future that will bring gratitude
Small acts of service
I had a college friend who complemented a custodian cleaning a  drinking fountain. His small act of kindness touched my heart and flooded my brain with “feel-good” chemicals.
Other stories demonstrating acts of kindness: The women who found out the person in front of her paid for her tollbooth fare, the women who let the women go in front of her in the grocery store checkout line.
Ask those in the class to share stories of acts of kindness that brought them joy.
Acts of kindness are also a bridge from the dark side to the light side (class 3). Acts of kindness can help change addiction. To find oneself, we need to forget ourself and give act last of selfless service
If we serve with with self interest, it doesn’t bring joy. We might feel resentment when others don’t appreciate our service.
Find a community where we can associate with others giving acts of kindness, to remain is and inspire us.so stones we don’t know a line is crooked until we put it next to a straight line.
“When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. On a spiritual level, many people feel that this is because it is the right thing to do and so we’re tapping into something deep and profound inside of us that says, “This is who I am.
Life as a painting. The paintings of the past don’t have to determine what we are painting now.
What do you want to paint now? You get to choose. You need to define what you are painting, or you paint what others tell you to paint. To have the life you desire, you need to define it.

 

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