Addictions - Online Gaming Logotherapy

Addictions - Online Gaming

Online gaming addiction affects people of all ages, including children. As with other addictions, online gaming addicts use computer or video games as an escape from the problems in their lives. Games offer players complete control, and this intoxicating world causes their brains to release endorphins that cause a high similar to what drug addicts experience.

There is a specific danger attached to children with online gaming addiction, as they are often so attached to virtual reality that they have lost their ability to communicate naturally and comfortably with real people. In cases where children become addicted at a very young age, they may never have developed that ability at all.

It is often hard for people to quit something when it's always in front of you and when everyone else is doing it. Online gaming addiction involves players thinking about and wanting to play games all the time, and getting angry when they can't. They may be unable to talk about anything that doesn't involve gaming and as a result, it will impact on relationships. Adults with online gaming addiction may spend a lot of money on buying games and peripherals and enter tournaments and more. It may affect their work and family lives as well.

The therapists below are some of the few who acknowledge this "new" phenomenon, and they use a range of treatment approaches to help people with online gaming addiction. They will challenge beliefs that steer harmful behaviors and help patients to develop coping skills. Behavioral changes are implemented using a step-by-step method while dealing with underlying issues, such as social anxiety, depression and other issues.

Since online gaming addiction often goes hand-in-hand with other conditions, such as pornography addiction or online gambling, it is important to find a therapist who can help with that too.

If you need a counsellor or psychologist to help you address the effects of online gaming addiction, you can search the directory below to find a professional with the approach best suited to your situation.

Logotherapy

Logotherapy stems from the Greek word for logo, which means 'meaning'. The therapy is based on the theory that any wisdom on healing can be found in our spiritual or noetic dimension. We all possess the cure for any negative emotions, relationships and issues inside of our inner spirits. The approach was developed by Viktor Frankl whose theories were heavily influenced by his personal experiences of suffering and loss in Nazi concentration camps.


The therapist will apply Logotherapy by helping the client recognize that he or she is a unique spirit. This uniqueness is what we express through our beliefs, behaviours and lives.

Logotherapy helps people to move beyond their own negative beliefs and to pursue our desires in order to achieve satisfaction in life and fulfill our purposes. By changing our perceptions, we can see things differently and learn to accept what we can't control.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Logotherapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Lei Chen

M.A., RCC
         I have both educational and clinical counselling background. My skill set and overseas working experience have enabled me to work well with people, diverse in... Read more