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The Feeling-State Theory and Protocols of Behavioral and Substance Addictions
  • The Feeling-State Theory and Protocols of Behavioral and Substance Addictions

The Feeling-State Theory and Protocols of Behavioral and Substance Addictions

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The Feeling-State Theory and Protocol of Behavioral and Substance Addictions provides a practical and brief solution for the many different kinds of behaviors that are caused by
Feeling-States (FSs).  The Feeling-State Theory is explained and two different protocols for processing Feeling-States are described:  The Feeling-State Addiction Protocol, which uses a modified form of EMDR processing to eliminate the FS, and The Feeling-State Image Protocol, which uses the processing protocols of Image Transformation Therapy.  The different addictions discussed include substance addictions such as alcohol and heroin addictions, and behavioral addictions such as sex addiction and gambling.  Treatment solutions are also provided for behaviors that are not normally thought of as being addictions or compulsions such as codependence and anger.

The major change in the fourth edition is in Phase 4 of the Feeling-State Image Protocol (FSIP).  While trauma can be a motivating factor in the creation of a Feeling-State, emotional neglect resulting in Sensations of Absence is also a major factor.  The changes in Phase 4 are the result of advances in Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) development in the treatment of emotional neglect.

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