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Zagazig University Faculty of Arts Psychology Department

The Extent Of Effectiveness Of NeuroLinguistic Programming In The Relapse Prevention Among A Sample Of Substances Abusers
Submitted For Fulfilment of the Requirement for M.A. in Psychology

Prepared By

Doaa Salah El-din Mohammed Shams Elhariry

Supervised by

Prof. Dr.

Abd Allah El-Sayed Askar

Chairman of Department of Psychology Faculty of Arts Zagazig University


Aim of the Study: The present study investigate the extent of effectiveness of neurolinguistic programming in the relapse prevention through reaching to the structure of the subjective experiences to substances abusers, that related to their conscious and unconscious processes, and reframing these experiences to maintain abstinence as a desired outcome, or the relapse prevention as long time as possible. Sample of the Study: Six cases of substances abusers with mean age 24.17 years old. Tools of the Study: 1- File of psychological examination for addicted patients. 2- Questionnaire of the relapse situations 100. 3- The strategies of reframing through the model of neuro-linguistic programming that involved four stages of application: 1- The first stage: meta model, pacing and identify the primary representational systems. 2- The second stage: sub- submodalities, six-step reframe and anchoring. 3- The third stage: Desired outcome: behavioral change. 4- The fourth stage: Reassessment for further work in the first and second stages: feed back therapist through six months after follow-up.

The result of the study The result of the study indicate these points: 1- The structure of subjective experiences to these cases involves perspectives and positive original intents, that are identified by the primary internal representational systems and their maps of reality, that differ from the actual reality in one or more than the processes of human modeling: generalization, or distortion, or deletion. 2- Neuro-linguistic programming helps these cases to reframe their subjective experiences about substances abuse by sub modalities which belong to these experiences, and integration of internal conflict parts that generates the behavior who want to be sober, and who want to be addict by separating the positive original intention from actually manifested behavior of substances abuse, and assist them in retrieving their internal sources and skills to create a number of behavioral choices and alternatives to respond to the positive original intent without going to substances abuse, in addition to anchoring desired outcome response through use of a sensory mode visual, auditory, or kinesthetic that related to representational systems instead of triggers which connected to substances abuse to call it when needed.

3- Relapse due to the lack of internal sources and skills of these cases to create a number of behavioral choices and alternatives to response to the positive original intent of substances abuse without going to it, where the defect in ecological state of those cases, they arent committed to do these alternatives with extreme addiction, and its history in the absence of family role to this ecological state lead to retroactive modern frames front of old frames, which still effective in unconscious, then relapse occurs, hence

the effectiveness of neuro-linguistic programming in the relapse prevention identified by examining the subsequent ecological state substances abusers and reframing another time.