The article looks at recent contributions to the treatment of pathological dependencies based on Mindfulness and EMDR therapeutic approaches. After some reflections on gambling and dependencies, read through the paradigm of affective disregard, it is illustrated how Mindfulness can help improve this problematic dimension, recognized as central in addiction disorders. In particular, Brewer’s work on addiction and Marlat’s MBPR protocol is illustrated, which integrates the cognitive model of prevention for relapses with Mindfulness training. In the second part of the article, EMDR’s contributions to the treatment of addictions are discussed, starting with the approach proposed by Knipe and exploring the latest Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) developed by Robert Miller, proposed as a powerful and innovative tool able to integrate EMDR standard intervention on traumas.
Keywords: Dependencies; Emotional Disruption; Mindfulness; EMDR; Awareness.