Battling Selfie Addiction - Get The Help You Need

Undeniably, 'selfie' has been the latest buzzword around the world. It's the seemingly uncontrollable act of taking pictures of oneself and posting it on social media sites. For most people, such act is only for fun purposes, and at times, an expression of a bit of narcissism. Other people may call it egoism or self-love. Seeing one's photo on the Internet which is also viewed by a million people from virtually anywhere can be very amusing, sometimes rewarding. It's but natural for people to flaunt their beauty and bodies once in a while for everyone to see. However, if the practice gets out of hand, it is alarming and dangerous for certain at-risk individuals. Like any negative repetitive behaviour, it can be classified as a form of addiction. Individuals who are addicted to taking selfies might be endangering their health. Selfie addiction here refers to taking more than a hundred social media photos in just one sitting. If a person affected with a certain psychological disorder, also happens to be addicted with selfie, that's when the problem starts. Nevertheless, according to professional psychologists, any type of addiction, including the new Facebook addiction, is treatable. It can be managed through an integrated health management plan that includes hypnotherapy SA. These days, it cannot be denied that addiction to popular forms of social media sites, has become popular among the younger generation and even adults who are hooked to the Internet. Recently, researchers have been able to develop a psychological scale based on a set of criteria that they themselves have established. This is in order to measure the risk for Facebook addiction. What the researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor discovered from their study is somewhat baffling. The 2013 study revealed that it was the middle-aged adult group, which scored higher for certain narcissistic traits, that posted more frequently on social media sites. Nonetheless, experts say that this trend can affect any age group and can become severe, with the modern technology we have today. Mirror News reported the intriguing case of a 19 year old Englishman who was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive behaviour. Then, he was said to have developed selfie addiction. How? He took 200 photos a day of himself. He became suicidal later. According to the therapist who treated him, his patent's case was a serious problem and not just a simple case of vanity issue. He described it as a mental health issue with an extremely high suicidal tendency, therefore it needs to be treated. It used to be that hypnotherapy was known to be beneficial in overcoming fears, phobias, smoking cessation, weight loss and even enhancing performance. Today, a growing number of people with addictive behaviors seek remedy through the alternative method, hypnotherapy in Adelaide. They definitely can't do that by themselves without a professional's help. Research shows that severe addictions to drug, alcohol, gambling, sex, and food can be conquered with such method, only under professional guidance. What's good in this is that no drugs are being used. You'll be surprised your sports performance is enhanced without resorting to expensive prescriptions. Further, such therapy allows for painless experiences without medication, for instance, in dental treatments as well as childbirth. In the said therapy, the practitioner taps deep into the patient's subconscious to discover the issues that caused the addictive behavior in the first place. Then, patients are taught how to change the way they think. Patients are directed into a Hypnotherapy Adelaide process that lets them create a life they will cherish - free from addiction. Therefore, they become transformed individuals in the long run, ending the bad habit and replacing it with positive ones.