We offer you the group based on analytic therapy. We use both mainstream methods as well as
innovative methods (Peak States Therapy, Constellation Therapy, psycho-energetic analysis,
Dependence on alcohol, medication and other chemical substances is usually connected with
underdeveloped independence from parents, in other words a disturbed process of separation.
A child, even if already has created own family, has not internalized own “good parents”.. The
adolescent often copies behaviour of one of the parents, which drinks or is addicted to sex,
substance or adrenaline/strong sensations.
During the group therapy we search for the moments in development of the client when he
imitates behaviour of an addicted parent or parents. Subsequently the therapist is able to heal
this particular moment using regression. Sometimes this moment is a part of clients
childhood, sometimes a part of client’s parent’s childhood. Addiction therapy group is also
concerned with “Project Goal”, i.e. 9 months before the conception, during the conception,
pregnancy and labour as well as during the first year of life.
Our group is open to anyone interested in regaining vital energy consumed by various
behaviour, which we wrote about previously (sex, compulsive work, power, alcohol,
medication, strong personalities, sweets, video games).
Addictions in our life often are non-trivial, such as Addiction to cleaning or Meditation and
Group therapy for the addicted and co-addicted
Substance addiction is when sugar, alcohol, drugs, medicine, pain killers serve us as a mood
booster or to medicate withdrawal from the said substance.
On the other hand, psychological addiction is a state when anger, retreat, submission, shame,
gambling, video games, compulsive work, compulsive cleaning or adopting view’s of others
regulates our mood or helps us get rid of the effects of tantrums, excessive shopping,
impulsive sex etc.
Dependence on others for years keeps us in the illusion that our life is just about to change. In
just a moment he/she will stop drinking and will start taking care of himself/herself and the
children. We tell ourselves that he/she will change when
- Our child will be born
- We will build our home
- Grandchildren will be born
- He / She will stop working in a toxic environment
- He / She will get a promotion
- A project at work will end
For years we may act inefficiently by yielding to or arguing with a spouse and hoping that it
will change the situation in the relationship. That we will be accepted or appreciated. The
truth hiding underneath such behaviour is painful. We often repeat the type of relationship our
parents had. One of them might have left the family home to run away from difficult reality,
to help their mother, to avoid violence or poverty etc., but not in order to love the partner.
After years the relationship is lacking intimacy in form of acceptance or satisfaction. Life is
Examples of an addicted lifestyle
Success with addiction
A married couple with a 2 year old son. Without any help they managed to get a mortgage,
they seem very positive.
Nobody sees that she nervously awaits the child to be asleep because then she can afford to
drink a few glasses of wine. Nobody sees his fear when she does not stop drinking and does
not allow to take their son to his parents so they may take care of him.
Depending on the shared illusions
A couple in their thirties. They think they will have a child soon, as soon as the salary and the
house will get bigger. Somewhere at the bottom of my soul I can see that they will not ever be
ready. A child would mean that both mothers of the wife and the husband would lose contact
with their respective child, they would feel depressed and worthless. While the wife and
husband could not bear to risk loosing the nursing by the spouse.
Addiction to care
A marriage where the woman is too “weak”, has suicidal thoughts. The
husband takes up the role of her guardian and supports her through her mood swings. The
woman gradually becomes dependent not only on her mood swings, but also on her husband,
on his words, thoughts and acceptance.
The woman has an illusion of protection. In reality she is more and more dependent. When it
turns out that the help was not selfless, the woman suffers a shock, begins psychiatric
treatment and discovers her pattern of depending on manipulative men.
The woman realizes how much she boosted her husband’s mood by being angry at herself and
exaggerating her vices.
Substance and psychological addiction can teach us that:
1. Admit the thought that I cannot do something
2. Ask others for help
3. That I am responsible for my life because it belongs to me
The work of the addiction therapy group meeting include 7 meetings
19 February; 12 March; 2 April ; 23 April; 14 May; 4 June; 25 June 2022
Conditions of participation:
Participation in all meetings.
Prepayment for participation in the meetings of the group in the amount of 250 zł (paid in person or by bank transfer 7 days before the date of commencement of the group.
Adherence to the principles of therapeutic contract.
If the participant cancels their participation later than 48h before the date of start of the group meetings the payments paid so far won't be reimbursed.
Consulting a psychiatrist or other specialist if necessary.
Taking responsibility for your treatment.
550 zł for the first meeting
600 zł for each meeting after that
in cash or via bank transfer:
Teresa Ossowska Ośrodek Psychoterapii
98 1240 6133 1111 0000 4806 8022