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