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JOURNALLING: MINDFUL NOTICING FOR ADDICTIVE ACTING OUT

By |2020-08-24T15:02:29+01:00August 24th, 2020|Addiction Blog|

PRACTICING, NOTICING & FOCUSING Human beings quite often become human “doings”. We often don’t notice that we’re not actually focusing on what we’re doing even whilst in the very process of doing it! We just do and don’t feel or be; we’re not actually present. Mindful Noticing brings our attention back to what we’re [...]

The Cycle of Addiction

By |2020-01-30T15:37:05+00:00January 30th, 2020|Addiction Blog|

by Bradley Riddell MBACP 07914 681995 bradrid@gmail.com Understanding the cycle Understanding the cycle of addiction is crucial to the recovery process for many. It is seen, for example, as the single most important intervention by men in a group therapy recovery treatment at the Marylebone Centre run by Thaddeus Birchard in Paddington, London. In broad [...]

Tempering A Craving – calming the storm

By |2020-01-07T14:42:11+00:00December 12th, 2019|Addiction Blog|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 Tempering A Craving - A Technique For Urges If ever you feel in the grip of a compulsive, obsessional urge & want to resist it but can’t seem to find a way here’s a technique you might want to give a go? Pre Frontal Cortex [...]

Three strategies to help us manage and overcome unwanted cravings and urges

By |2020-01-21T09:18:40+00:00December 10th, 2019|Addiction Blog|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 1) THE 4 R’s 2) M.I.Q’s 3) THOUGHT LABELLING THE 4 R’s A FOUR STEP LOOP METHOD TO BE RUN AS AN INTERNAL DIALOGICAL  PROGRAMME TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS OF OUR TRIGGERED STATE IN THAT MOMENT OR MOMENTS OF TEMPTATION LEST WE FALL BACK INTO OUR [...]

The Ten Pillars For Sex & Porn Addiction

By |2020-01-07T14:42:36+00:00November 18th, 2019|Addiction Blog, Addiction Counselling, Porn Addiction, Sex Addiction|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 THE TEN PILLARS: AN EXERCISE IN COGNITIVE NEURAL RESTRUCTURING OR REWIRING SPECIFICALLY TO TREAT SEX & PORN ADDICTION by Bradley Riddell an Addiction Counselling Therapist based in Brighton and Maidstone This exercise is essentially one of repetitious practice to effect long lasting and automatic, instinctual [...]

Hypercapitalism: The Growth Hormone In Addiction

By |2020-01-07T14:42:45+00:00October 30th, 2019|Addiction Blog, Addiction Counselling|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 Integrative Counselling Therapist in Private Practice in Brighton & Maidstone As an 'addiction specialist' – and I put that in inverted commas not through any pompous pretence to claim to be what the tag describes, but rather to question its efficacy and plausibility – I [...]

The Miracle Question

By |2020-01-07T14:39:07+00:00October 25th, 2019|Addiction Blog, Addiction Counselling|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 Is there a part of me that wants to feel better? Even if it’s just ten percent or even one percent? If there is then your healing journey is all poised and ready to go. All it needs is your say so. All it needs [...]

Once an Addict always an Addict?

By |2020-01-07T14:45:12+00:00May 27th, 2016|Addiction Blog, Addiction Counselling|

By Bradley Riddell Maidstone & Brighton bradrid@gmail.com www.addiction-Counselling.org.uk 07914 681995 "I don't want to die so why am I doing this" This was said to me by a client I was seeing who used alcohol to the point where he'd been admitted to rehab so many times he was being told if he didn't stop [...]

Addiction Counselling Blog

By |2019-10-25T12:07:21+01:00February 19th, 2016|Addiction Blog, Addiction Counselling|

I have looked long and hard at my life, what I've done, why I've done it and what I maybe should or ought to have done. But none of that makes any sense if I am to move forward. Live is about accepting what we can do and leaving what we can;t do to those who can do it and knowing the difference.

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