The following is a short overview of what you can expect day to day from our training.
We focus on helping you modify your mind at the subconscious level to make becoming addiction free a natural experience.
There are two things that illustrate what we do to retrain your brain:
- The first is acceptance of the idea that your brain, like a computer, is stuck running an old program. It worked at one time, but now it is not compatible. Maybe at one time you could handle the addiction, but now it’s out of control. You need a new program, one that can handle your new life addiction free. Until now, no one had the ability to show you how that change is possible.
- The second thing is we need to reprogram your RAS.
What is the RAS? The functions of the reticular activating system are many and varied. Among other functions it contributes to the control of sleep, walking, sex, eating, and elimination. Perhaps the most important function of the RAS is its control of our consciousness; it is believed to control sleep, wakefulness, and the ability to consciously focus attention on something. In addition, the RAS acts as a filter, dampening down the effect of repeated stimuli such as loud noises, helping to prevent the senses from being overloaded. Imagine that you’re wanting a new car, but you have not decided the type of automobile you want so you’re shopping around. Then you decide to get a Jeep, suddenly you notice them everywhere. The day before you did not pay attention to them, but now you can’t miss them.
Think of all the noise – hundreds of types of cars but you sort out the one you want, easily and quickly. How much of this clutter is brought to your attention? Not a lot. As an addict or alcoholic I bet you can find a drink, a dope house, or a bar anywhere. You can even find the types of people who like to party like you do. You start a new job and it seems like these types are instantly drawn to you. NO it is your RAS at work.
Your reticular activating system is like a filter between your conscious mind and subconscious mind. It takes instructions from your conscious mind and passes them on to your subconscious. There are some interesting points about your RAS that make it an essential tool for achieving goals. We need to make it look for reasons to recover, to find healthy people, and to support your change.