Emotional Release Sound Therapy
2129 S. Oneida St. Bldg. C #113 Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 327-1389
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Addiction
So many times people look down on individuals trapped in addictive behavior as they point their finger in disgust and contempt. The truth is all of us have addictive behaviors it’s just that some are considered acceptable like drinking 12 cups of coffee a day, running five to ten miles a day, working 60 hours a week or more. Addictions cover up the fears that are lying beneath our conscious awareness and are a way of coping with the unknown issue that is ultra traumatic to the individual.
Because they deal with fear, the fight or flight center calls up a behavior that is attached to the fear which means a compulsive behavior is in control of our lives and we are powerless to do anything about it, even if death is the outcome. This is much like the person who smokes, has emphysema, is on oxygen, and gasping for a breath, lights up another one because their fear of the underlying issue is greater than their fear of suffering and death. When the underlying trauma is identified and removed the individual has an excellent chance of overcoming their addiction. Much like depression, anxiety, and hopelessness you have a ball of snakes (slimy interacting issues) to deal with. The overzealous unconscious mind has a way of adding one issue on top of another creating a complex set of, now, interrelated issues that make healing more difficult. And as if to complicate things more, there are outlying issues like the control your friends have on you that have to be addressed as well. On top of that the ‘fight or flight center’ locks out everything but the behavior it wants to run.
We have had two individuals who quit smoking after clearing three issues around smoking in one day. They were ready to quit. Ready means being willing to continue sessions until the primary issue is resolved. You must be ready to quit, not quit because someone wants you to. ERST has an advantage over other therapies in that we deal with thoughts rather than events and the stories around them. We do not want our clients to be re-traumatized with each session. As soon as the thought is brought up we isolate it and have the client detach so the upset is set aside or limited. The clearing itself is relaxing; in fact many of our clients fall asleep while our process does all the work. We believe the scope of a thought can pull in more information than merely talking about the issue, leading to faster recovery.
We are not egotistic at ERST. The client should look at all avenues for recovery and use multiple approaches to maximize their recovery. We are for our clients. We do not judge, rather we support and offer ways to balance lives. We are also always looking for ways to be more effective and are designing protocols that can give confidence to the client in their choices for healing.
Emotional Release Sound Therapy
Invest in Yourself
site design & hosting by Green Bay Websites
Addiction
So many times people look down on individuals trapped in addictive behavior as they point their finger in disgust and contempt. The truth is all of us have addictive behaviors it’s just that some are considered acceptable like drinking 12 cups of coffee a day, running five to ten miles a day, working 60 hours a week or more. Addictions cover up the fears that are lying beneath our conscious awareness and are a way of coping with the unknown issue that is ultra traumatic to the individual.
Because they deal with fear, the fight or flight center calls up a behavior that is attached to the fear which means a compulsive behavior is in control of our lives and we are powerless to do anything about it, even if death is the outcome. This is much like the person who smokes, has emphysema, is on oxygen, and gasping for a breath, lights up another one because their fear of the underlying issue is greater than their fear of suffering and death. When the underlying trauma is identified and removed the individual has an excellent chance of overcoming their addiction. Much like depression, anxiety, and hopelessness you have a ball of snakes (slimy interacting issues) to deal with. The overzealous unconscious mind has a way of adding one issue on top of another creating a complex set of, now, interrelated issues that make healing more difficult. And as if to complicate things more, there are outlying issues like the control your friends have on you that have to be addressed as well. On top of that the ‘fight or flight center’ locks out everything but the behavior it wants to run.
We have had two individuals who quit smoking after clearing three issues around smoking in one day. They were ready to quit. Ready means being willing to continue sessions until the primary issue is resolved. You must be ready to quit, not quit because someone wants you to. ERST has an advantage over other therapies in that we deal with thoughts rather than events and the stories around them. We do not want our clients to be re- traumatized with each session. As soon as the thought is brought up we isolate it and have the client detach so the upset is set aside or limited. The clearing itself is relaxing; in fact many of our clients fall asleep while our process does all the work. We believe the scope of a thought can pull in more information than merely talking about the issue, leading to faster recovery.