How to overcome video game addiction
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How to overcome video game addiction

Learn to play the game of life instead!
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710 students enrolled
Created by Matt Peplinski
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Articles
  • 28 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll learn numerous urge management techniques which will help you manage your urges to play video games
  • You will learn what your life to be about. You'll identify your values. Which will help you make your life more about that and less about playing video games all day
  • You will learn how to practice mindfulness. You'll learn how to use mindfulness to manage your emotions and urges.
  • You will learn how to take away the power from negative thoughts which make you play video games
  • You will learn everything you need to know to quit compulsively playing video games.
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Requirements
  • You have to be addicted to video games for this course to help you overcome your video game addiction.
  • You need to be willing to work to quit your addiction.
Description

Hello. I was addicted to video games for most of my life. I've played them for 8 hours per day and I regret the time I've wasted on them. It was compulsive and I couldn't control myself

I struggled a long time to quit playing games and in this course I want to teach you everything you need to know to quit video game addiction forever

This program is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (ACT). ACT is essentially an upgraded version of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which focuses on identifying what you want your life to be about (Identifying your values) and on teaching you mindfulness skills.

Mindfulness skills  teach you how to experience urges and negative emotions without being controlled by them. The only way to really train these skills is to practice meditation. That's why this course has a lot of those.

I will also teach you numerous urge management techniques  from several different disciplines.

I'm confident that this course will help you overcome your video game addiction and live a happy productive life. The cool thing about mindfulness skills is that they not only help you with managing your addictive urges. They will also help you with your depression and stress and with self-discipline. 


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for everyone who's addicted to video games. If you regularly play video games for more than 6 hours per day. Chances are you're addicted to them.
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Curriculum For This Course
64 Lectures
07:10:57
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Introduction & How to overcome your video game addiction quickstart
7 Lectures 13:34


In this lesson you'll learn about the science behind this course. This course is based on acceptance and commitment therapy and other techniques. 

Preview 03:14

In this lesson you'll learn about triggers and how you can learn to identify them. You'll learn how to start a journal that will help you identify what things make you play video games all day. 

Preview 00:50

In this worksheet you'll be given questions that will help you identify just how your video game addiction hurt you. 

Worksheet one
00:54

This journal template will help you write a recovery journal. 

Journal template
00:03

In this lesson you'll learn how to block video games from your computer. Which will immediately alleviate your video game addiction. 

How to block video games from your computer
02:02
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How to use mindfulness to overcome video game addiction
21 Lectures 02:08:48

In this lesson you'll learn what is mindfulness and how you can use it to overcome your video game addiction. 

Preview 02:33

This exercise will introduce you to mindfulness.

Mindfulness exercise: Watching your thoughts
03:38

In this lesson you'll learn exactly how mindfulness can help you quit playing video games all day. 

Preview 01:19

Mindfulness is breathing is one of the most basic mindfulness exercises. It will progressively train your mindfulness muscles which will increase your impulse control. Allowing you to overcome your video game addiction. 

Mindfulness meditation: Observing your breath
03:51

In this video you'll learn your mind keeps you addicted and how to overcome it. 

How your mind traps you in your addiction
01:35

In this lesson you'll learn how to train your mindfulness muscles while eating. 

Mindfulness exercise: mindfulness of eating
03:38

In this lesson you'll learn how to let go of your addictive past. 

How to let go of your addictive past
04:03

In this lesson you'll learn how you have to accept reality to overcome your addiction. 

On acceptance and how it will help you quit playing video games
08:07

This meditation will give you insight into your emotions. 

Mindfulness exercise: Pendulum meditation
09:54

You need to train your mindfulness skills in order to overcome your video game addiction. In this lesson you'll learn how to create a daily mindfulness practice. 

On creating a mindfulness practice
04:14

Mindfulness will allow you to experience your urges to play video games without acting on them. . That's why in this lesson you'll learn how to train your mindfulness muscles with by observing your body. It will give you another tool for training your mindfulness muscles, which you need to do if you want to overcome your video game addiction.

Mindfulness exercise: Body awareness
15:03

This is a written companion guide to the creating your mindfulness practice lesson. 

How to create a daily mindfulness practice
03:10

We often use video games to escape from our negative emotions. Regularly practicing this mindfulness exercise will teach you how to make friends with your negative emotions instead of escaping from them. 

Mindfulness exercise: Mindfulness of emotions
18:22

Managing negative emotions is very important for a a recovering addict. That's why in this lesson you'll learn how to use the mindful question method to better manage your emotions. 

Use the mindful question method to manage emotions that make you play games
03:14

This is the written companion to learning the mindful question method. 

How to use the mindful question method
05:40

Experiential avoidance, which is escaping from negative emotions is the main motivator for behavioral addictions such as video game addictions. That's why I'll give you another exercise that will train your emotional management skills. 

Mindfulness exercise: Emotional labeling
08:26

This exercise will directly train you in willingness and in accepting your life as it is. 

Mindfulness exercise: Yes meditation
06:40

This exercise will allow you to reflect on the negative things in your life that strengthen your video game addiction. 

Please write your suffering inventory
13:07

Many video game addicts find that their concentration has been destroyed by games. That's why we've included this meditation exercise. So you can train your mindfulness skills even when you have problems concentrating. 

Mindfulness exercise: Cathartic meditation method video
02:09

This will elaborate further on how to meditate even after your concentration  has been destroyed by video games. 

Cathartic meditation method instruction
01:32

In this worksheet you'll reflect about using mindfulness to overcome your video game addiction. 

Worksheet 2
08:32
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How to take away power from the thoughts that make you addicted
13 Lectures 01:32:13

In this lesson you'll learn how the story you tell yourself strengthens your video game addiction and how to overcome it. 

Preview 01:20

This meditation exercise will teach you how to let go of your addictive thoughts. 

Mindfulness exercise:Conveyor belt
07:15

In this section you'll learn about cognitive defusion and how this skill will help you quit your video game addiction. 

How you can use cognitive defusion to quit your addiction
08:30

This exercise will help you realize that you're not your addictive thoughts. 

Mindfulness exercise: Hands as thoughts
08:44

In this exercise you'll learn how to take away the power from your addictive thoughts. 

Mindfulness exercise: Television screen
05:12

This is yet another technique that will help you take away the power from your addictive thoughts. 

Mindfulness exercise: Silly voices technique
02:58

In this lesson you'll learn how you're not your addiction. 

You are not your addiction
05:32

In this lesson you'll learn about FEAR and how it relates to your video game addiction. 


Preview 03:11

This is yet another meditation exercise that will help you overcome your video game addiction. 

Mindfulness exercise: Boat in the water
09:34

In this lesson you'll learn how you're not your addictive thoughts. 

Unchanging self meditation
09:07

In this worksheet you'll learn how to overcome pathological thought patterns that keep you addicted to video games. 

How to overcome video game addiction worksheet 3
10:11

In this lesson you'll learn  the essence of self destructive thinking that makes you addicted.


Learn about the essence of self-destructive thinking that makes you play games
02:03

In this lesson you'll learn advanced cognitive behavioral strategies that will help you heal the thoughts that  keep you addicted to games. 

Learn how to tackle problematic thought patterns
18:36
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Learn How To Use Acupressure Desensitization To Curb Your Urges
6 Lectures 53:11

In this lesson you'll learn acupressure desensitization. A simple technique that will help you lower the intensity of your urges to play video games. 

Learn acupressure desensitization
11:55

In this lesson you'll learn advanced strategies that will help you use acupressure desensitization to lower your urges to play video games. 

Learn acupressure desensitization: Advanced
03:14

How to use acupressure desensitization to manage your urges to play video games
03:16

In this written guide you'll learn everything you need to know about acupressure desensitization to use it to overcome your video game addiction 

Acupressure desensitization for video game addiction
22:07

In this lesson you'll learn even more strategies of using acupressure desensitization to lower your addictive urges. 

Acupressure desensitization exercise
08:54

In this worksheet you'll learn how to take the power away from your triggers using acupressure desensitization. 

Worksheet 4
03:44
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Learn what you want your life to be about to move from addiction to purpose
8 Lectures 01:38:49

To overcome your video game addiction you will need a sense of purpose. Something that you want your life to be about. This section will help you with identifying it. 

Learn what you want your life to be about
08:10

In this lesson you'll learn about values and how they relate to quitting playing video games. 

Values and how they relate to video game addiction:Written guide
34:02

In this lesson you'll learn how identifying your values will help you overcome your video game addiction. 

Preview 01:05

In this lesson you'll learn about commitment and how it relates to overcoming video game addiction. 

Preview 01:09

This meditation will help you become clear on your values. 

Mindfulness exercise: Newscaster meditation
16:40

This mindfulness exercise will make the concept of values clearer to you. 

Mindfulness exercise: Boat in the water
09:33

In this lesson you'll learn how to structure your life to kick video games out of it. 

.-MASTER YOUR TIME AND STRUCTURE YOUR LIFE TO KICK VIDEO GAMES OUT OF IT
05:50

In this worksheet we'll work on identifying and prioritizing your values. 

Worksheet 5
22:18
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Advanced urge management techniques
3 Lectures 13:01

In this lesson you'll learn a powerful urge management technique called "urge surfing". It will allow you to feel your urges to play video games without acting on them. 

Urge surfing
05:30

This is a written explanation of the urge surfing technique. 

Urge surfing written guide
04:14

In this lesson you'll learn TAP a very simple technique which combines urge surfing with acupressure desensitization to help you manage your urges to play video games. 

Tap out your urges to play video games with this simple technique.
03:16
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Forgive yourself for the time you've wasted on video games through self-compassi
4 Lectures 21:24

In this lesson you'll be given 4 self compassion meditations. We have learned that a lot of video game addicts experience a lot of guilt over the years they spend playing video games all day. These meditations will teach you how to forgive yourself for the time you've wasted on games. 

Self compassion meditation series.
18:33

References
02:33

Credits
00:15

Congratulations. You've finished the course. In this lesson you'll learn where to go from here. 

Where to go from here.
00:03
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A hypnosis tape that will help you overcome your video game addiction
2 Lectures 18:10
Instructions to the hypnosis tape
00:29

This hypnosis recording will help you beat your video game addiction
17:41
About the Instructor
Matt Peplinski
4.2 Average rating
29 Reviews
1,500 Students
2 Courses
Self-Help Author and Coach

I struggled with mental health issues every since I was 5 years old. Back then I did nothing but watch  the only cartoon channel that was available back then. The english version of cartoon network. During my entire childhood I did almost nothing but play videogames, watch television, browser the internet or watch porn all day. I almost never did anything productive, which only made my depression stronger.

Things got even worse when I was 13 years old; I experienced my first major panic attacks. It got so bad that at one point an ambulance had to take me home every week.

All that changed when I turned 16 and became obsessed with every form of self-help therapy imaginable. That didn't stop my downfall; I suffered a major psychotic episode in 2009 and became catatonic for over a year.

The road to recovery from then on was excruciating. I was unable to receive proper professional help, forcing me to rely on self-help courses that failed to meet all of my needs, but at least allowed me recover sufficiently to go to college to study psychology.

It was only when I thoroughly researched self-help techniques that I came to understand their scientific basis, allowing me to help myself completely.

I managed to not only alleviate my panic disorder and other mental problems, I also managed to recover from my crippling  addictions to: video games, television, porn and the internet. 

I've since dedicated my life to help other people who suffered from similar issues as I did by providing accessible and evidence based self-help courses on Udemy.