Course #190: Whole-Hearted Healing™ for Addictions
Specialized Professional Training
Revision 1.1, November 30, 2008
This four or five day professional training is for therapists or addiction counselors who want to use techniques that eliminate alcohol, cocaine, crack cocaine, and opiate addiction cravings in the majority of their clients. This is a radically new way of working with addictions, and uses state-of-the-art breakthroughs in understanding and eliminating the various causes of addictions. For detailed descriptions of the process and client testimonials to it, see our Clinical Project for Addiction webpage.
This approach is very efficient: it takes about 4 to 6 hours to eliminate the symptoms of addiction craving in over 80% of the clients.
Who is this training designed for?
This class is designed for therapy professionals who are already working in, or plan on working in, the field of addictions. There is support and mentoring after the class, to help the therapist use the techniques effectively and efficiently. In addition, there is advanced therapist backup from our clinics for therapists who are having problems meeting their healing goals.
Currently, this class is only available to Institute Certified therapists (or, with instructor permission, therapists who are working on their certification). It is preferable for you to have taken the WHH training far enough in advance to have practiced and become proficient in the trauma healing techniques taught there.
Therapists who have become certified by the Institute have already signed a licensing agreement for the use of our techniques. This exists for several reasons: we want to maintain high levels of excellence in our graduates; the material in this class is proprietary; and for safety reasons. This agreement has several important provisions;
1) You agree to charge clients ("pay for results") only if you have results from your interventions (if possible in your employment circumstances).
2) You agree to keep updated as the techniques improve.
3) You agree not to teach the material you learn. This is because of safety issues with the very powerful processes being used, and because of intellectual property rights issues.
4) To maintain our ethical standards, you agree to hand out brochures explaining the nature of your work to clients.
5) You agree to a code of ethical conduct, found on this website (www.peakstates.com/ethics.html).
The table of contents from the course manual outlines the class material.
Therapist Guideline for 'Pay for Results' for Addictions
The Institute sets a certain minimum standard for the 'pay for results' agreement that the therapist and client make together, as defined below. This is a minimum - the therapist and client can also make additional agreements and do more healing around other client addiction issues.
"Treated cravings are eliminated by the end of the first session and the result will last for a minimum of 30 days. ‘Pay for results’ is dependant upon the client returning for follow-up appointments at 2 weeks and thirty days after the initial treatment, as well as the client following and documenting all treatment plan stipulations. The following conditions also apply to the ‘pay for results’ agreement:
1. Only applies to the treated cravings- lapses and relapses not covered.
2. Only applies to cash clients (if used in an institute setting, the therapist does not call it an ISPS technique, since its use violates our 'pay for results' standards. Instead, the therapist goes 'low profile' with the work. However, it is far preferable to keep this stuff out of those settings because of this problem.)
3. Only applies to the individual session that the technique was applied.
4. Only applies to the specific craving treated.
5. Therapists licensed in our techniques agree to the 'pay for results' condition around cravinds regardless of the techniques used. Obviously, this means that they use WHH techniques or they are not likely to be successful.
6. The client must attend follow-up sessions, after the initial treatment, at two weeks and thirty days intervals for ‘pay for result’ to be in effect.
7. Clients who miss or cancel scheduled follow-up appointments, or drop out of treatment for any reason during the treatment period, forfeit any benefit provided by the ‘pay for results’ agreement.
8. Any third party contracts supersede ‘pay for results’- (examples of but not limited to: private practices that have established contacts with third parties, insurance companies, state funding). We do not recommend these situations because of the moral problems involved. If settings like this are used, the ISPS branding is not stated, nor can other branding be put in place as a substitute.
9. ‘Pay for results’ applies to all clients, regardless of the circumstances. However, on a practical basis, results will be poor if the payee is a family member or other entity that may be financially responsible for the clients’ account. At this point, the therapist must decide if they want to take on those clients, given the probability of failure increases. This can be compensated for to some degree by higher prices if the therapist chooses to proceed.
10. The client must thoroughly document all treatment plan stipulations and aftercare recommendations for ‘pay for results’ to apply. There is a research form for every client."
1.1 November 30, 2008. Added the section on therapist guideline for 'pay for results', and restricted the course to Institute certified or almost certified therapists.
1.0 January 16, 2007. Outline of the addictions training.