Dependencies are a much more common occurrence than one might imagine and can manifest in a number of different ways. One can be dependent on a relationship, for example, or on an activity, such as work or a hobby; or on television, internet, video-games; or on gambling or dangerous sports; or on a substance such as alcohol, drugs, medication, or even on food, since addictions are an acute form of dependency.
Anything we feel compelled to do or that we feel we can’t live without is, in some way, a dependency. We are all naturally dependent on things such as air, water and food for our survival. On the psychological plane, when we depend on something which is not strictly connected to our basic needs, this signals an imbalance between the mind of the brain in the head and the mind of the Second Brain.
Dependencies are generally caused by emotional blocks in the Emotional Memory of the Second Brain. The dependency sets in as a form of emotional compensation.
The mind of the gut, scientifically known as “Second Brain“, is the mind which determines our psycho-emotional needs and drives, hence also our desires – for things, substances, situations, activities or persons. These desires are expressed as emotional drives when our emotional mind is in a state of balance, or as emotional compulsions when it is out of balance. Our state of emotional balance or imbalance depends on the degree of emotional overload in Emotional Memory of our Second Brain. This is why this particular method of treatment aims at re-processing the events of the past which are causing the overload.
To find out more about the way the mind of the Second Brain is involved in dependencies and addictions, you can read the Chapter on Dependencies (page 237) available online in the preview of the book “You, Me and Second Brain Psychology” by Armando Ingegnieri, founder of Second Brain Psychology.
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