Re-psycle - Pysichological restructuring

Re-Psycle Psychological Restructuring.

Home of the InterACT Self-Help Therapy Programme

This website is dedicated to the memory of my mentor Jim Maclaine, whose work in the field of addictions saved the lives of thousands of Australians.

Re-Psycle (Psychological Restructuring) specialises in treating people trapped in an addictive cycle.  Whether you, a friend or a family member has difficulty with addictive behaviours (termed process addiction) or is chemically dependent (substance addiction), we are here to help.

Process Addiction

Common Process Addictions can include:

sex addiction - prostitute in a doorway gambling addiction - online and casino gambling gaming addiction - playing a playstation, wii, xbox or pc
shopping addiction - too many shopping bags self harm - girl cutting herself romance addiction - pretty couple

Process addiction is the name used to categorise types of addiction that involve activities, rather than the classic drug and alcohol or Substance addiction.

Sometimes things happen to people that trigger feelings that are difficult to tolerate and a person discovers an activity which numbs, takes away or changes that feeling. 

Over time, the activity becomes imbued with an almost mystical quality and becomes an important aspect of a person’s life.  A relationship between the activity and feeling good / feeling nothing is created in the person’s mind, at a chemical level.

This only becomes problematic when the activity begins to undermine the person’s quality of life. An example might be when the person finds that they are unable to feel very good without the activity, or when the activity ceases to work as well as it used to.

Substance Addiction

Common Substance Addictions can include:

drug addiction - man smoking drugs alcohol addiction - woman holding glass of spirits and a cigarette food addiction - woman covered in food

A person is said to have a substance addiction, when the use of a substance – be it alcohol, drugs or a pattern of using food -continues in spite of consequences that are contrary to that person’s own values, interests and commonsense.

Major components of Addiction

  • Denial
    This is where the person, who has built a ‘relationship’ between the activity and feeling good / not feeling bad, becomes unable to see how their quality of life is beginning to suffer.
  • Tolerance
    When the activity ceases to provide the same effect as it used to.  What usually happens is the person engages in the activity more often to compensate, or they add a little something to the activity to make it more powerful -'rev it up’.

Contact Us

For all enquiries or feedback please contact Melinda either by phone or email provided below. All information and enquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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mob: 0415 187 555