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Waking The Wild Woman Podcast


May 17, 2022

This episode is a solosode episode on emotional addiction.  We tend to associate addiction with a dependence on a substance or behaviour and something external. But we can also be, and many people are addicted to their own emotions.  We have chemical reactions to certain emotions and our brain gives us a similar feeling of reward that a drug or additive behaviour might. We become so dependent on this emotion that it feels like an obsession or compulsion.

When we are addicted to these emotions we will subconsciously set up situations where we will experience these emotions, even though we say we don’t want to feel them and we want to change. Yes, we can get addicted to a life we don’t like!

 

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