Addiction is probably the biggest challenge facing any of us today. Many times we don’t even realize the things we are doing are hurting us, and diminishing our lives.
Addictions come in many forms, with some of the common ones being recreational drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, sugar, work, caffeine, sex and food.
What are the ways that you medicate yourself out of the present moment?
Merely abstaining from the habit is insufficient to cure the problem. It is not a matter of the strength of one’s character. Many give up smoking, only to replace the cravings with food.
Homeopathic remedies can facilitate the detoxification process and assist with the emerging emotional issues. When addiction has been used to mask the emotional turmoil within, this will rapidly emerge.
The person is left vulnerable, frightened and often overwhelmed by the force of these long buried emotions. It takes great strength not to relapse back into former habits.
With assistance a new sense of self will emerge, a stronger, more stable individual who is able to deal with the stresses of life without the dependence on an external prop.
If you are searching for a safe and comfortable space to explore your patterns, with a confident and knowledgeable guide, to have your concerns taken seriously, in complete confidence and to be provided with the best possible healing options for your particular concern:
I knew I was drinking too much
It started to become a way of life; drinking wine with other mothers in the afternoon, having wine with dinner every night, looking forward to the afternoon, so that I could start drinking…..
I was hung over nearly every morning, and knew I had to do something about it.
But how? This was something I looked forward to thoroughly enjoyed. Why would I want to give up something that helped me tolerate the stress of my life?
I found Karen’s website after looking for someone to talk to about this. She helped me to look at why I wanted to be buzzed and numb. Yes, it was enjoyable and fun, but I was needing it more and more, and then didn’t want to be sober at all.
I was missing out on my relationship with my kids and husband, by not being present.
Karen helped me taper down and quit, with remedies for cravings, detoxification, and organ support. She prescribed several combinations that made it much easier than I thought it would be. Her intensive support was invaluable, and each time I struggled, she was right there with a remedy that addressed my concern, and emotional support that got me back on track.
I am now a gratefully recovering!
I am a compulsive over-eater
Each day I used food to numb the anxiety and stress of my life. I was thinking of food constantly; what I would eat next; would it be salty or sweet? Could I eat less at the meal so I could have more desert?
I would eat before I would go out to a restaurant, so no-one would see how much I was eating. I would isolate so that I could eat in private. It was my secret little ritual and I would go into a food coma and watch TV.
I pretended that something was wrong with my body, and that is why I was gaining weight and getting fatter. It worked well for many years, or so I thought, and then I started to gain a lot of weight and it really showed. I couldn’t stop and in fact it was getting worse.
The ritual seemed like some kind of self abuse, as I ate until it hurt, nearly everyday. I was waking up in a fog, and eating so much in my car, that I was a distracted driver.
I had tried therapy before, and I was very ashamed of myself, and could not bear the thought of facing another slim therapist who did not understand me, and who thought it was just an issue of will power. I had will power, and this was not the problem. I was miserable.
I started looking around for help, and found Karen Davis, a therapist who also uses energy medicines that can help correct patterns of imbalance in the body. We hit it off right away, and I really felt seen and understood.
We worked together to find a constitutional remedy that suited all of my concerns. The remedy gave me support to do the work on the addiction and I was able to stop bingeing the very first week. This was the best experience I have ever had in therapy, and I believe for the first time in a very long time, that I can heal.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
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