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1 Assisting Others In Breaking The Cycle Paul Mavrogeorge M. A. LMFT Mavrogeorge Consulting With input from Alan H. Siggelkow, MSW

2 Repentance Model 1. Listen Give the courage to confess 2. Speak Specific Law 3. Listen to contrition 4. Speak the Gospel 5. Speak Absolution *6. Fruits of Repentance* Speak the Law as a Guide Motivate with the Gospel Deal with changes and tools to help overcome addiction problems A process of Sanctification

3 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Key Points Addiction Paradigm Common Beliefs Treatment Stages Intervention : Breaking the Cycle Application of the model…cases?

4 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Addiction Paradigm Addiction is a unhealthy attachment to objects, behaviors, or people The purpose of this attachment is to bring temporary comfort or security during a period of deprivation Individuals will attach to unhealthy object in order to avoid the pain of emotional deprivation

5 Common Beliefs How we think and the shame that binds us!

6 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Belief System Self-imageI am a flawed and unworthy person. Relationships: If people knew me, they wouldnt love me. Needs: They will never be met if I have to count on others. Hurts, habits, and hang-ups: ______ is my most important need.

7 INTERVENTIONS BREAKING THE CYCLE Original Material by Paul Mavrogeorge Adapted by Alan Siggelkow

8 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

9 Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

10 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Ongoing Susceptibilities Childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) Emotionally rigid or detached family Development of shame based thinking through childhood Negative core beliefs about oneself and relationships Unhealthy attachment

11 Ongoing Susceptibilities Core beliefs I am unworthy If you really knew me, you would not love me No one will care for my needs but me These are areas that will be addressed in therapy

12 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

13 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Unhealthy Functioning H.A.L.T violated (Hungry-Angry-Lonely- Tired) Depression/Anxiety increase Ongoing Susceptibilities are touched Intense anxiety leads to the desire for relief Reason and sanity begin to decrease All or nothing thinking styles STINKING THINKING

14 Unhealthy Functioning Help them identify behavior patterns that are unhealthy Identify the behaviors that contribute to their pattern Identify their key warning signs Thoughts Feelings Physical responses Behaviors

15 Unhealthy Functioning What are the lifestyle choices that contribute to their unhealthy functioning Identify the key choices that must happen to move out of unhealthy functioning

16 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

17 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Triggers People Places Things Stimulus The pull to act out

18 Triggers What are the specific things that activate their desire to engage in their destructive behavior Indicators Thoughts Feelings Actions Physical Reactions

19 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

20 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Acting Out Begins with ongoing thinking of acting out Behavior spirals out of control (Engage in acting out behaviors) May involve: Behaviors that are unhelpful and must be stopped to avoid acting out Behaviors that individual said they would not do again Behaviors that could cause one to lose a job or primary relationship Behaviors that risk physical safety

21 Acting Out Assist individual in identifying when thinking starts Key questions When did the thoughts first enter your mind Identify their key warning signs Thoughts Feelings Physical responses Behaviors

22 Acting Out Understanding the intensity is critical Green Light Thoughts are normal Yellow Light Thoughts have started Drifting into dangerous territory Now is the time to reach out Red Light Obsessive thinking Locked onto obtaining relief May require external intervention

23 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out

24 All written material Paul Mavrogeorge M.A. Outcomes Positive Short term gain Pay-off for the use Must be identified Negative Long term impact Counting the cost Spiritually Earthly

25 Outcomes Identification of the payoff is critical The short term gain is what can drive them In many cases the payoffs meets a deeper need Identify their key responses Thoughts Feelings Physical responses Behaviors

26 Acting Out Cycle Unhealthy Functioning Triggers Ongoing Susceptibilities Outcomes Acting Out Start Fruits of Repentance Gospel Law Fruits of Repentance Probably need to refer to a Mental Health Professional


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