Dec 14
Compulsive Shopping - Is There a Way to Stop?
While the Holidays invite shopping for most of us, they are but one more trigger for the 18 million compulsive shoppers whose buying is far more about hidden pain than holiday joy. In this show, nationally known expert Dr. April Lane Benson, author of "I Shop, Therefore, I Am" and "To Buy or Not To Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop", provides a real understanding of compulsive buying and practical ways to stop.

Dr. Benson discusses with host, Suzanne Phillips the pain, fear, low self-esteem, boredom, and even fear of death, which many try to shop away. In the back and forth, they focus on the triggers of compulsive shopping from the “ atmospherics” of the mall to the ease of the online “click” and connect compulsive shopping to financial, relationship, employment and emotional consequences.

Drawing upon examples and addressing specific ways to build in a “safe pause” this season between the impulse to buy and stepping away, Dr. Benson gives the listeners a valuable gift for addressing compulsive buying all year round!

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