The Emergence "P" Curve and Addictions

Using the Emergence "P" Curve to Design Scene Requests

P Curves and addictions sequence

What this Event Diagram Represents

In the event diagram above, you see represented the typical "using drugs" or drinking experience for an addict or alcoholic. This experience is represented by the red colored "P" Curve running across the diagram.

What is important to focus on here is the large green area which partially obscures much of the red line. This area represents the parts of these life experiences in which people do not consciously witness their own lives, and by "not consciously witness," I mean the parts of these life events which these people do not internally picture.

Obviously, then, most of the red line is below these peoples' levels of consciousness, and herein lies the point: Any intervention whic does not address the parts of these peoples' life experiences which fall below the gold areas, the part which falls into the green areas will heal nothing, and again, by "will heal nothing," I mean will reclaim none of the person's ability to internally picture.

Said once more, the area of the red line above the green area represents the part of these events in which the person is not wounded. This means, any interventions made here will heal nothing. Further, the part of the red line which falls into the green "dead" zone is what is wounded or BLocked, and any interventions intended to heal must be directed there.

Possible Interventions

Now if you look closely at the five numbered circles located in the green area, each offers a possible way into an addicted person's drug or alcohol experiences. More important, these points are all located below the person's normal ability to access. This means addicts and alcoholics will have little to no access to the parts of these life experiences which fall here, meaning, they will have little to no memory of these parts of their drug and or alcohol experiences.

Visually Dialoging, and especially using "P" Curves, to explore these five points can sometimes help people to reclaim access to the parts of these experiences which normally remain buried in the fog of addiction. More so, each question is designed to help these people to reclaim the parts of these experiences which will help them to remain abstinent. How? These buried aspects of these experiences are the one's in which normal people suffer. Addicts and alcoholics, however, experience little to none of this suffering because these painful parts of these experiences remain buried in the shock of unconsciousness.

Thus, any methods involving exploratory picturing will be especially helpful when the desired effect is to help the person to regain access to these "painful when exposed" parts of these peoples' drug and or alcohol experiences.

What happens once people reclaim access to these parts of the red lines? They now have very powerful inner wisdom which in effect, is unforgettable. More important, it remains painful, so much so that once reclaimed, even drinking and or drugging will not eliminate the person's access. More over, once this painful access has been reclaimed, it remains a powerful internal motivator to remain abstinent.

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