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The core belief of this theory is that people do not react to their environment as it is, but rather they build their perception from their experiences as they relate to the world around them. Each person develops his or her own map of his or her world, and by doing such, no one ever possesses a map that fully represents the true environment. Because each person experiences different life events, and subsequently different reactions to those events, no two people will ever be guided on the same journey. This technique allows a person to view the steps that have led them to where they are and to examine the negative and positive influences, behaviors, and choices that brought them there. NLP also examines areas of success and uses these as a springboard for developing other successful emotions and determines the most efficient way to use these experiences and emotions in every day situations. This technique of “modeling” allows for rapid transformation.
Certified and licensed addiction counselors possess a body of knowledge, skills, training and work experience in the treatment of addictions that distinguishes the addiction counseling profession from other health care professions. Counselor certification consists of levels I, II and III. Counselor licensure offers a fourth level of credentialing for addiction professionals, requires a master’s degree, and is comparable to licensure of other mental health professionals. No counselor shall provide clinical services beyond his/her level of competence.
A) It [hypnosis] is a state of consciousness –not unconsciousness or sleep– a state of consciousness or awareness in which there is a marked receptiveness to ideas and understandings and an increased willingness to respond either positively or negatively to those ideas. (Milton Erickson)
B) A temporary condition of altered attention in the subject which may be induced by another person and in which a variety of phenomena may appear spontaneously or in response to verbal or other stimuli. These phenomena include alterations in consciousness and memory, increased susceptibility to suggestion, and the production in the subject of responses and ideas unfamiliar to him in his usual state of mind. Further, phenomena such as anesthesia, paralysis and rigidity of muscles, and vasomotor changes can be produced and removed in the hypnotic state. [BMA, 'Medical use of Hypnotism', 1955]
This form of therapy provides help to those suffering with addictions, fears, anxieties, and post-traumatic stress disorder by removing obstacles that prohibit the flow of energy. Thought Field Therapy removes all negative emotions that are related to a specific mental image or thought. TFT uses the most recent technological advances to restore the body’s own energy flow back to a fluid and constant state through the use of stimulation. Meridian treatment points are affected through acupuncture in order to repair and rebuild the disrupted energy path. Disruptions in the energy system can lead to negative feelings, physical illnesses, and cravings. By providing an open channel in through which energy can flow, a person is able to realize inner healing that begins to manifest itself through a reduction in outward symptoms.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy uses a practical approach in which the therapist helps the client understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings, and thoughts and the effect these have on behavior patterns and actions. The client learns that his or her perception will directly affect his or her reaction to certain conditions and circumstance and that this thought process is at the root of behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was Developed by Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck, Maxie C. Maultsby, Michael Mahoney, Donald Meichenbaum, David Burns, Michael Mahoney, Marsha Linehan, Arthur Freeman