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IT'S ABOUT HEALING DEVELOPMENTAL, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA & ATTACHMENT INJURIES.
DO YOU PURSUE UNAVAILABLE PEOPLE OR ACCEPT THE "CRUMBS" OF MINIMAL EMOTIONAL RELATING?


love addiction is much more than addictive-thinking - that's "old school."
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RECOGNIZING

Our understanding of love addiction has evolved significantly over the years, thanks to cutting-edge research on the neuroscience of attachment and bonding. Instead of framing our understanding through the lens of addictive-processes or addictive-thinking. The New Love Addiction places emphasis on understanding the physiology of insecure attachment and emotional, developmental trauma. Our new understanding is based on empirical data and solid research and not an untested hypothesis that pathologizes people as addicts.

UNDERSTANDING

Now we can explain the behaviors of love addiction as rooted in physiological processes and not addictive processes. We no longer need to reference the disease-based addiction model with its harsh assumptions about lack of will, defective character traits, or suffering from a (vaguely defined) personality disorder. The truth is that the many symptoms and behaviors of love addiction are in fact trauma symptoms caused by attachment distress. The symptoms express themselves similarly to the three main categories that define PTSD symptoms.

OVERCOMING

Relationship-based Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder creates hormonal imbalances that trigger the nervous system overload. Relationship trauma is provoked by attachment distress. Attachment distress results when love addicts feel separated or disconnected from their partner. These disconnects triggers the body's alarm system of fight-flight-or-freeze. Working with Love Addiction is the same as working with all traumas; therapies are body-based and designed to help the nervous system re-calibrate to a new equilibrium of calm.




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