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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

Urge Surfing

Updated: Sep 16


Urge surfing

Urge Surfing is a technique for managing your unwanted behaviors. Rather than giving in to an urge, you will ride it out, like a surfer riding a wave. After a short time, the urge will pass on its own. This technique can be used to stop or reduce drug and alcohol use, emotional reactions such as “blowing up” when angry, gambling, and other unwanted behaviors.

Intensity of Urge

how to practice urge surfing

Managing trigger ; Delay and Distraction

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