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Neuro-Linguistic Programming teaches you a skill set that helps you to think differently and simplify communication within yourself. Think of NLP as a kind of inner communication that helps you discover the sights and sounds that lead you to feel stressed, anxious or tense. The way you respond to those inner communications sometimes leads you to substance use, although you may not even realize it. NLP helps you change a negative mindset that is interfering with life the way you want to live it.
NLP uses timeline therapy, which helps you mentally visualize the timeline of events that led to traumatic experiences. A counselor will first build a strong rapport with you to determine the best ways your behavior patterns can be reprogrammed unconsciously to prevent negative reactions to emotions that have evolved from past trauma. Different techniques are taught to help you change your behaviors and responses to stimuli, such as pairing a great memory with a trigger, like tapping your leg when you want to feel happy.
Addiction recovery is a very individual experience. NLP teaches you self-help techniques that will provide you with the emotional resilience necessary to rebuild your life, have the inner motivation to achieve your goals and enjoy a sustained recovery. Instead of focusing on what isn’t desired (substances), you can learn to target your goals toward sobriety through programming and brain-language communication. Your behavior and ways of thinking can be changed step-by-step to help you address the root causes of your addiction.