Addiction: 6 Beliefs

1: In Reality, every addictive act is preceded by a feeling of helplessness or powerlessness

2: In Fantasy, addictive behaviour will repair this underlying fear of helplessness

3: Involved in every addictive act is a fantasy belief of the Child (ego state)

4: Following Berne, we believe that addiction can be tied to the game formula inter-personally (and by extension intra-psychically)

5: We create an object’s addictive properties

6: The cure for addiction involves new values

Richard Mottram and Christopher Anderson The Cumbria Counselling Group

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