Website Design AccurateDesignStudio.com - January 12, 2016!

CYBER ADDICTIONS / VIDEO AND INTERNET GAMING


VIDEO GAMING AND THE INTERNET ARE NOT THE PROBLEM

FOR MOST PEOPLE VIDEO AND INTERNET GAMING ARE A HARMLESS SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT - A WAY TO RELAX OR HAVE FUN WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A POSITIVE AND BALANCED RELATIONSHIP TO GAMING AND CYBER USE

THERE IS, HOWEVER, A GROWING PROBLEM FOR SOME PLAYERS WHO BECOME COMPULSIVE AND TURN AWAY FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS, RELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR GAMING, SURFING THE NET OR ONLINE CHATTING AND OTHER PROBLEM CYBER USE HAS BECOME SUBSTITUTES FOR REAL HUMAN INTERACTION


  • COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ADDICTIVE VIDEO OR INTERNET GAMING AND OTHER INTERNET BASED ACTIVITIES:

  • Cyber World Becomes A Substitute For Human Contact

     

    Age Appropriate Social Skills Become Developmentally Affected

     

    Age Appropriate Maturity Levels Become Developmentally Affected

     

    Relationships Experience Detachment And Distance

     

    The Gamer Becomes Detached, Distant And Preoccupied With Thoughts About Gaming Or Other Problem Cyber Behaviors

     

    All Night Gaming, Surfing Or Chatting Binges

     

    Lost Blocks Of Time (You Thought It Was 11pm And It’s Actually 5am!)

     

    Reality Becomes Secondary To A World Of Imagination And Fantasy

     

    School Or Employment Problems - Jeopardized Or Lost Careers

     

    Loss Of Goals And Direction In Life

     

    Lost Meaning And Purpose In Life

     

    Escaping The Lack Of Success In Many Areas Of Their Life While That Activity Is Largely Responsible For Their Lack Of Success

     

    Sedentary Life Style, Overweight Or Obesity Issues

     

    Avoiding Dealing With Deficits In Social Skills – Especially With On-Line Chatting

     

    Loss Of Interest In Favorite Activities

     

    Defensiveness, Annoyed Or Irritated When Asked About Time Spent

     

    On- Going And Worsening Symptoms Of Depression

     

    Personal Growth Is Regressed, Limited Or Otherwise Greatly Diminished

     

    Gaming And Obsessive Internet Use Are Used To Self Sooth And As A Main Source Of Comfort

     

    Uses The Cyber World To Avoid Problems And The Realities Of Life

     

    Impairs The Users Life Rather Than Enhances It

     

    Loss Of Age Appropriate Problem Solving Skills

     

    Loss Of Self Esteem And Ever Increasing Negative View Of Self

     

    The Cyber World Has Become A Refuge For Those Whose Lives Have Become Off Track

     

    Become Emotionally Avoidant

     

    Those Dealing With ADD And ADHD Are Particularly Susceptible To Gaming And Other Cyber Addictions

     

    Difficulty Starting Or Maintaining An Intimate Relationship

     

    Unable To Stop Gaming Or Other Cyber Obsessions

     

    Significant Relationship Problems

     

    Isolation, Shame, Embarrassment, Fear, Loneliness, Hopelessness

     

    UNAWARENESS THAT ANY OF THE PRECEEDING IS A PROBLEM

DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIER?
I CAN HELP

Often The Significant Emotional And Psychological Harm Is Difficult For The Person Experiencing Cyber Addictions To See And Understand And Family Members And Significant Others To See And Understand

ADDICTION IS A CHRONIC BRAIN DISORDER. THE BRAIN OF AN ADDICT HAS FEATURES THAT DISTINGUISH IT FROM THAT OF A NONADDICT. THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPULSE CONTROL, JUDGEMENT, FOCUS, AND FOLLOW THROUGH –THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS THE “BRAINS BRAKE”. THE STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS OF OUR PREFRONTAL CORTEX DETERMINES TO A LARGE EXTENT OUR ABILITY TO SAY “NO” TO RISKY AND OTHER BEHAVIORS. WHEN ADDICTION HAPPENS THE PERSON LOSES THE ABILITY TO SAY “NO” TO THAT SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR BECAUSE OTHER MUCH STRONGER CIRCUITS IN THE BRAIN WEAKEN OR BLOCK ENTIRELY THE ABILITY OF THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX TO APPLY THE BRAKES OF BETTER JUDGMENT


  1. FOR PARENTS:

    ·    Do you know with young people, excessive gaming, in school texting, excessive internet use, and obsessive social network use is common with poor performance in school?

     

    ·    Do you know many children and teens choose video gaming and other internet pursuits over physical activities, chores, homework, friends and other activities? 

     

    ·    Can you imagine your children or teens in 10 or 15 years living in your basement isolated, with early teen social skills and maturity levels with no real friends, never have had a lasting or any romantic relationship?


ED GRESICK CURRENTLY TREATS  ADOLESENTS AND ADULTS WITH THESE SPECIFIC ISSUES AND THEY TYPICALLY SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, LOW SELF ESTEEM, MEANINGFUL AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND LACK THE SOCIAL SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO ENGAGE IN A MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP AND ENGAGE IN LIFE 

ED GRESICK IS A HIGHLY SKILLED ADDICTION THERAPIST WHO USES A “BRAIN APPROACH” TO ADDICTION TREATMENT AND USES A COMPREHENSIVE BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, SPRITUAL APPROACH THAT ADDRESSES ALL YOUR NEEDS


MORE FOR PARENTS:

  • The adolescent prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until about the age of twenty-five.

  • Until that process is complete a young adult’s brain lacks the developmental circuits that carry the “stop” messages to the rest of the brain. This can preclude the young adult’s ability to fully comprehend the consequences of risky behaviors.

  • This is why adolescents are more likely to say “okay” when a friend offers them pot, beer, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy or endless gaming, endless on-line chatting, endless non-stop texting and other internet based obsessions.

  • Because their brains are still developing, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to addiction.

  • Addiction imprints developed in the adolescents brain significantly negatively impacts the full development of the adolescents brain. This greatly increases the likelihood of them acquiring “sequential” and additional addictions. 

  • The earlier in life addictions take hold, frequently, the harder the person is to treat.

  • Parents need to keep working at keeping their adolescents and young adults safe until they are twenty-five.


PEOPLE DO RECOVER FROM ADDICTIONS
WHEN ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS ARE STOPPED YOUR BRAIN CAN BE HEALED BY CREATING NEW PATHWAYS BETWEEN THE BRAINS REWARD SYSTEM AND THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX.

PEOPLE DO BREAK FREE FROM ADDICTIONS

A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF ED GRESICK’S PRACTICE INVOLVES HELPING INDIVIDUALS THOUGH THE MANY ISSUES INVOLVED IN TREATING VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING AND OTHER CYBER OUT OF CONTROL BEHAVIORS AND ADDICTIONS. ED GRESICK UNDERSTANDS ALL THE ISSUES INVOLVED AND KNOWS HOW TO EFFECTIVELY HELP

DO YOU WANT TO STOP VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING OR OTHER PROBLEM CYBER BEHAVIORS BUT DON’T KNOW HOW?

HAVE YOU TRIED TO STOP VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING OR OTHER PROBLEM CYBER BEHAVIORS BUT COULDN’T STOP?
HAVE YOU TRIED TO STOP VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING OR OTHER PROBLEM CYBER BEHAVIORS BUT COULDN’T?

LET ME HELP
I AM A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND EFFECTIVE ADDICITION THERAPIST

I USE THE MOST EFFECTIVE EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT AVAILABLE


BENEFITS OF TREATMENT INCLUDE:

Stopping Problems Associated With Video, Internet Gaming Or Other Cyber Behaviors 

Personal Healing  And Restoring Your Life

Relationship Healing and Restoration

Regain And Improve Self Esteem

Increased Self Confidence

Improved Quality Of Life

Improved Family Communications

Improved Relationships With Family, Friends, Co-Workers

More Time To Engage In Life And Pursue Personal And Career Goals

Increasing Healthy Activities

Regaining A Sense Of Meaning, Purpose And Direction In Life

Living Life Without The Imprisonment Of Addiction And Shame

A new Sense Of Freedom


ED GRESICK OFFERS  AN INFORMED, EXPERIENCED, AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH IN HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES SORT OUT AND DEAL WITH THE MANY ISSUES INVOLVED WITH HEALING THE DEVASTATION EXPERIENCED BY VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING OR OTHER PROBLEM CYBER BEHAVIORS  AND IN HELPING THEM MOVE TOWARDS A HEALTHIER AND MORE FULFILLING LIFE THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED AND THOUGHT POSSIBLE


MY APPROACH:

  • I BELIEVE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT ADDRESSES MULTIBLE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL – NOT JUST THE ADDICTION

  • I WORK WITH THOSE AFFECTED BY VIDEO, INTERNET GAMING OR OTHER PROBLEM CYBER BEHAVIORS  IN A WAY THAT ADDRESSES YOUR NEEDS

  • NO SINGLE TREATMENT IS APPROPRIATE FOR EVERYONE

  • ALL TREATMENT IS ASSESSED CONTINUALLY AND MODIFIED AS NECESSARY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

  • TREATMENT PLANS NEED TO MAKE SENSE, BE REALISTIC AND BE FEASIBLE

  • I WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH ALL CLIENTS


CALL ME TODAY AND I CAN EXPLAIN THE VARIOUS TREATMENT OPTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE

IF YOU ARE READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING YOUR LIFE BACK, THEN NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THE KIND OF HELP AND SUPPORT THAT WORKING WITH A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL ADDICTION THERAPIST CAN PROVIDE YOU

To get started now, call me at (408) 491-9991 to schedule an appointment.

I look forward to talking with you!