A client asked me recently if I work with addictions? And – my reaction? “Of course I do!”
If we class OCD as ‘addictive behaviour’, then – I’ve worked with someone with tricollamania, who was pulling his eyebrows out. Even though he hated doing it, and hated how his eyebrows were looking, it was an automatic response that he found himself doing without thinking; generally when feeling under stress or pressure. We did three sessions together, and over the course of them he found he still wanted to pull out hairs, but that the urge was much easier to resist. Later he got to the point of not doing it, and not noticing himself not doing it. Viola – eyebrows back!
Very often, when working with people, a common trapped emotion that comes up is ‘Self Abuse’. This refers to beating ourselves up, to negative self-talk and to feeling not good enough. This came up a fair bit in his sessions, and another interesting thing that came up was an addictive heart energy. Addictive heart energies lead us to behave in an addictive manner towards say food, or unsuitable relationships, or things that don’t really bring us any joy or happiness but that we feel compelled to pursue. Clearing this – and the heart walls that supported it – went a long way, I’m sure, to releasing his OCD behaviour.
Another ‘addiction’ I’ve worked with, is that of addictive behaviours towards food. Mostly, these fall into two categories – sweet or salty. Quite obviously too, these relate to weight gain (or rather, inability to lose weight).
One client told me she loves lollies. On enquirey, ‘lollies’ turned out to be sweets, candy, fizzy pop. She referred to this a ‘sugar craving’, after telling me she had just been to the dentist, had two more fillings that needed to be done and was given a request from her dentist to stop eating sugar. Obviously, she found this hard to do or she wouldn’t have been in this predicament in the first place – so she came to me and asked for help.
We have done one session so far on this, and one may be all it takes. Generally I find that clients have a huge ‘aha’ after the first session, in which they feel amazing and everything is coming together. According to Dr Bradley Nelson, who is the founder of the Emotion and Body Code methodologies, this can be a way of our bodies telling us that by doing the healing, we’re on the right track. They may have a bit of a slip-back after one though, and we need more to really eliminate the problem completely. However – the sugar-craving feedback looks amazing for far, as you’ll see from the text messages below.
Do you have an addiction? It might be an addictive behaviour towards alcohol. It might be towards inappropriate partners, who we know are no good for us but with whom we feel we can’t break free of. It might be towards foodie items, or sugar. It might be soft or hard recreational drugs. I’d love to work with you. I’d love to look for your addictive heart energy, and then unpack, layer by layer, all the Trapped Emotions and Heart Walls that are propping it up.
Let me help you.
In love and light – Peace.
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