Miami, Florida (PRWEB) March 27, 2007
Relapse is a constant problem for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug dependency. The majority of addicts, approximately 70 to 90%, who go into treatment will relapse within the first year after they complete a traditional recovery oriented program. The relapse rate of those going through a detox program alone is even higher. While treatment programming is definitely necessary, additional resources are needed to continue to support a person in their recovery.
G & G Holistic has recently implemented a new and innovative approach to reducing the relapse rates of addicts. In addition to combining holistic and traditional addiction treatment techniques, G & G Holistic is now providing training and counseling to all of its clients in the effective and efficient use of NLP's "well formed outcome" strategy for setting goals. This new component of Holistic's program assists clients in learning how to choose what they want, that is, what is in alignment with their health and well-being, and also in powerfully creating a strategy to achieve that which they have chosen.
The implementation of the NLP technology at G & G Holistic is headed by Dr. Harry Henshaw, a licensed psychotherapist. Dr. Henshaw has been extensively trained the powerful technology Neuro Linguistic Programming and has utilized NLP techniques for years in his private practice. Dr. Henshaw believes that people do not achieve the goals they set because of a lack of ability but primarily because the goals are not well formed. According to Dr. Henshaw, assisting an addict to achieve what he wants in life, as well as in his recovery, is about a three stage process: effective planning, implementation and accountability.
According to Dr. Henshaw, many of the individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are not working towards goals that are in alignment with being authentically happy and also suffer from emotional disorders like depression which is known as a dual diagnosis. Many addicts are not working towards what they truly want in life but rather are generating a lot of effort and energy in avoiding what they do not want. Once addicted to drugs and alcohol they simply continue in the vicious cycle of recovery and relapse. The primary focus becomes one of merely learning how to avoid relapsing.
If addicts continue to focus on what they do not want, drugs and alcohol, they will continue to create them in their life. What we focus our attention on, according to Dr. Henshaw, will manifest itself in our lives. Training in the "well formed outcome" strategy of NLP allows the alcoholic and addict to create a life that they do want, as opposed to what they do not want, thereby effectively and efficiently planning a healthy and productive life, one that is also completely drug and alcohol free.
The applied use of the goals setting strategy of "well formed outcome" from NLP is so effective in helping to reduce drug and alcohol dependency and improve recovery rates because it increases the possibility of an addict experiencing authentic happiness. Achieving a particular recovery oriented goal - or any self-stated goal - creates self-fulfillment and self worth. G & G Holistic's modern application of NLP demonstrates that an individual with a positive sense of self is less likely to return to drug and alcohol use.