The causes of inner conflict
From a biological standpoint, addiction disrupts our need to maintain “homeostasis,” a neurologically balanced system throughout our brain and body. Through the process of addiction, our brain is constantly overstimulated. Once we’re in this cycle, we’ve created a “new normal” (which is called allostasis.) As you can imagine, navigating between the “old normal” (homeostasis) and the “new normal” (allostasis) produces great inner conflict, both physically and psychologically.
Over time, you’ve heard me describe the powerful benefits of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (BWRT) in treating anxiety disorders ranging from childhood trauma, depression and phobias (such as agoraphobia). Here, the addictive mind overstimulates the “fight or flight” mechanism of the reptilian brain. Consider the example of someone who’s begun to use cocaine on a regular basis. As their health and behavior decline over time, their core identity begins to change radically.
Addressing fundamental issues
BWRT addresses this fundamental issue around the client’s change in their identity, resulting in their addictive behavior. Naturally, during the first few sessions, many issues are explored with the client concerning their behavior and beliefs before the occurrence of the addiction. Often people have suffered from multiple traumatic incidents. If so, these issues will be addressed later, at the proper time.
As the client yearns to embrace their desire to be healthy, more confident, and comfortable in their skin, BWRT is utilized to integrate their final transition into a more optimistic life.
Before my introduction to BWRT, I met with a client suffering from serious drug addiction on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, he also attended group meetings. Two years later, I ran into him at a shopping mall. He was radiant. He looked and behaved like a completely different person. All of this was a result of support he had received in several areas.
As we all know, Alcoholics Anonymous, founded almost 85 years ago, has had great success for many years. Today, new therapies such as BWRT address addiction with a fresh, contemporary perspective, providing the individual a chance to facilitate a speedy recovery, and rediscover themselves as a whole person.
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