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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.

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.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

7 Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for addiction

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for addiction

February 10th, 2017

A review of current addiction treatment practices using Traditional Chinese Medicine. A fascinating, thorough exploration of how centuries-old practices can be used to enhance addiction recovery here!

How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

December 26th, 2016

A discussion of ways in which a therapist or counselor can support a client who wishes to remain drug-free after completing a treatment program. More from Neurolinguistic Programming expert, Dr. Janice Walton, here.

Addiction counseling: An Adlerian based approach to understanding drug addicts

Addiction counseling: An Adlerian based approach to understanding drug addicts

November 12th, 2016

How can addiction counselors use Adlerian psychotherapy to get to the core of the root causes that lead substance use disorders in the first place? Dyanne Pienkowski MA, MFT and David Harley LCSW explain more about the Adlerian psychotherapy model here.

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

October 29th, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton discusses the role families play in the maintenance and treatment of addiction. Yes, our family systems can PERPETUATE addiction! More information here.

Dissolving anxiety with Open Focus™ when diagnosed with addiction

Dissolving anxiety with Open Focus™ when diagnosed with addiction

October 20th, 2016

You may be familiar with anti-anxiety medications and alternative methods for treating anxiety, BUT do you know about the Open Focus™ technique to treat anxiety? Open Focus™ dissolves anxiety and stress by shifting your focus of attention. Learn more here.

Prejudice and addiction in treatment settings: How can clinicians face personal bias?

Prejudice and addiction in treatment settings: How can clinicians face personal bias?

September 21st, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton discusses strategies that counselors can use to identify and address personal prejudices and biases, specifically in relation to addiction.

2 Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

September 19th, 2016

Dealing with negative stinkin’ thinking in addiction recovery? Is it possible to restructure the perception you’ve built about yourself? Learn more on the causes of low self-esteem and techniques on how to get it back in this BOOK REVIEW!

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