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Using NLP Techniques for Addiction - Do They Work with Clients?

Using NLP Techniques for Addiction – Do They Work with Clients?

October 20th, 2017

It depends. Factors that contribute to NLP’s success in a treatment setting include client commitment, the client/counselor relationship, underlying issues, and effective interventions. A broad look at efficacy here!

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

September 26th, 2017

A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.

Managing Negative Emotions in Addiction Treatment Using NLP

Managing Negative Emotions in Addiction Treatment Using NLP

September 8th, 2017

In this article, I discuss ways a counselor can use NLP strategies to help manage feelings of guilt, grief, and regret rising from past addiction issues. I briefly review the Stages of Change and NLP Models and then apply NLP strategies with a hypothetical client.

Victimhood & Addiction: How to Identify Victim Mentality

Victimhood & Addiction: How to Identify Victim Mentality

August 29th, 2017

Is your thinking creating a victim mindset? Learn how to recognize the 3 main beliefs of “victim mentality” here.

NLP Addiction Technique: Addiction Through the Lens of NLP Presuppositions

NLP Addiction Technique: Addiction Through the Lens of NLP Presuppositions

August 11th, 2017

In this article, we discuss the NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Presuppositions as they apply to a client experiencing addiction issues.

Addiction Therapists: When & Why Work with an Addiction Interventionist?

Addiction Therapists: When & Why Work with an Addiction Interventionist?

July 17th, 2017

Behavioral healthcare professionals: An article that explains WHEN and WHY working with a certified interventionist can help your client(s).

Dissociation and Association in the Treatment of Addiction

Dissociation and Association in the Treatment of Addiction

May 26th, 2017

Two popular Neurolinguistic Programming strategies used in the treatment of addiction include Association and Dissociation. Each strategy is effective by itself. Yet, when used in conjunction with other strategies, these key modalities can create a more complex intervention.

2 A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

April 9th, 2017

A call to clinicians to re-think how we work with individual family member’s struggles and needs during treatment. Why not drop preconceived expectations to see the person in front of us? Would that help us work with them more effectively? An exploration here.

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

March 31st, 2017

How can clinicians begin to look at addiction FROM A CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE? A brief review of 4 strategies – Outcome Specification, Logical Levels, Positive Intent, and Meta Model Questions – that can help the counselor understand the problem from the client’s perspective and identify the most effective treatment approach. More here.

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

February 23rd, 2017

Beginning this month, Dr. Walton offers a series of articles based on specific NLP strategies as they apply to counseling with clients experiencing addiction issues. The first strategy Dr. Walton discusses is building rapport. More here.

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