The feeling-state theory and the feeling-state addiction protocol

Description

The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are caused by a fixation of a positive feeling event. Afterwards, whenever the person wants to feel that good-feeling, the link with that particular behavior is triggered. The Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) uses a modified form of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to break the fixation, resulting in a complete resolution of behavioral addictions and eliminates the cravings of substance addictions. The presentation will explicate the FST hypothesis, present research data, case histories, and describe the process of utilizing the FSAP.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Susan Brown
Robert Miller
Bennet Wolper

Original Work Citation

Brown, S., Miller, R., & Wolper, B. (2012, October). The feeling-state theory and the feeling-state addiction protocol. Presentation at the 17th EMDR International Association Conference, Arlington, VA

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Citation

“The feeling-state theory and the feeling-state addiction protocol,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 3, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21652.

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