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Introduction – Letter from the Author


This workbook is the companion guide to the main textbook titled, “What’s Your Addiction Temperature? Taking Addiction Temperature: A Road Map to Healing from Pain of Addiction Using TEL Therapy”. In this book are the full color Ladders of the Four Phases we use in TEL Therapy. I want to encourage your creativity in expressing the colors in whichever method you feel: crayon, paint, color stickers, markers, colored pencils, etc. Remember to not cover up the writing work that is done in each space with an overload of paint, heavy crayon, pen or stickers. Always make sure you can clearly read what the issues are and the writing in each Ladder’s space. For this book and for the main textbook, I used laminated plastic, see through color paper which I bought at a local a normal piece

graphics supply store and glued these clear laminated colored plastic papers onto of paper like this one.

With practice, you will get faster as a professional in spotting hidden objections, work that needs to be done, work that needs to be changed, issues that need to immediately be addressed in your addictions counseling sessions. If you are doing this exercise alone in private, I will encourage you to find someone that you trust – like a sponsor, addictions therapist or professional or a close friend in a sober or recovery program in whom you can confide the results of taking your Addiction Temperature. This should be a sober person with whom you choose to share these results. I do not recommend confiding in a family member due to the sensitive nature of this therapy work. Remember that the addict cannot be his or her own therapist, so it is important that if you are doing this exercise alone that you can share these results with someone you trust. Work together on the Working Change Ladders. Also for confidentiality purposes, we will refer to each client by their example number. This is to protect these clients’ identities that participated in these TEL Therapy exercises. Remember to respect confidentiality in your addictions practice as a professional.

Table of Contents




Dedication Acknowledgments Legal Disclaimer Introduction: Letter from the Author Chapter 1 Chapter 2 The Four Parts and the Emotion of Addiction Research Science, Effects and What They Are Table of Cause Versus Effect Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Example # 1 from the Main Textbook Example # 2 from the Main Textbook Worksheets of TEL Therapy About the Author

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Chapter 1:


The Four Parts and the Emotion of Addiction

(Note: This chapter is copied exactly as it is from the Main book because the four parts of addiction are important to understand. We are working only with the emotional part of addiction in both the Main textbook and here in this workbook as explained in further detail in this chapter.)

1. 2. 3. 4.

hen we talk about addiction, there are four important, separate but all equally


connected aspects of addiction. These four aspects when working in equilibrium together during sobriety and recovery from addiction help the individual heal in a wholistic,

integrated fashion in all four areas of one’s life. When one or more areas is not working properly and dysfunctional, it affects the other aspects as well, contributing to dysfunction and potential relapse. The Four Aspects which all contribute to the wholistic healing of addiction are: Body Mind Emotion Spirit

The body aspect deals with the physical craving and the physical side of addiction. This includes any medical issues, medical research, the physical chemistry, biology and genetic components of addiction. The physical detoxification, medical issues and physical cravings are all part of the body aspect. We will not be talking about this body aspect of addiction in this book. Although obviously addiction is physical, the body aspect is an area for scientists of medicine, biology, chemistry and genetics to debate.

Chapter 3: Example # 1 from the Main Text LADDER OF DISTRESS – Example # 1







3 Orange – “Crisis Areas” – Issues in these spaces on the Addiction Temperature Reading - in order of their appearance from the Top of the Addiction Temperature going downward are:

a. b. c.

Money Mother Career

VIP Note: Remember that orange is showing a significant amount of pain that is intolerable for your client right now. So no delay! Right now, you need to immediately work with this addict to help him or her lower the temperature reading. Address the pain immediately – a relapse is possible if the pain is not managed in a better way for the addict. Work closely with Phase 4 – the Working Change Ladders.


1 Yellow – “Caution Area”:



1 Green – “Check In and Stabilize Area”: Baby


The Working Change Ladders # 1 and # 2, The List of Priorities And The Creative Inventory List

See Workbook for Detailed Instructions on how these processes work or see the Main Textbook.

Chapter 4


Worksheets of TEL Therapy

You will find all Ladders, including the Addiction Temperature on the following pages. If you have the urge to draw your own Ladders, do so, but make sure you have enough space to write in and be able to clearly see the work you are doing. Also do not alter the significance of the step work we do in TEL Therapy. Otherwise you have my blessing to get as creative as you like in your own self-expressions when doing this work as long as you stick to the key principles upon which TEL Therapy and reading the Addiction Temperature was founded. You can use paint, color

stickers, crayons, color pencils, markers, color paper, etc. Get creative – just stick to the fundamentals and have “fun”! You have my permission to copy and use these worksheet pages of TEL Therapy in your private or individual work or business for treatment of addiction of any kind, for saving a life from addiction as a sponsor, friend, co-worker, associate, family member or therapist, therapy sessions (group or individual) with clients, in any school, educational institution or place of teaching or learning, for any educational purpose, for study (individual or in group), in any library for public or private research, or for your own personal use as long as you keep the copyright at the bottom of each page unaltered. Commercial use of any other kind or purpose – such as mass distribution or for media use -- for these worksheets requires written permission from the author. See copyright page for information. You also have my permission to “Re-Size” these blank Ladders to a normal 8.5” x 11” size paper or any other size of paper when photocopying, also as long as you keep the copyright at the bottom of each page unaltered. Also note there is the main textbook titled, “What’s Your Addiction Temperature? A Road Map for Healing from Pain of Addiction” which accompanies this workbook and goes into further detail about TEL Therapy.

About the Author

“Finding your twin heart which leads to your vision in life is like having a compass and without your twin heart you are lost. When the Twin Heart is Present, It Bears Fruit.” -- Nicole


y the time Nicole was 13 years old, she played seven instruments – piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, accordion, drums and xylophone. Nicole performed in the Children’s Orchestra at Cal State Los Angeles as the first, second violinist and clarinetist as well as in Malibu’s Annual Keep Christ in

Christmas events as a child with her family and their guitars. Nicole played various musical instruments throughout her childhood in numerous different venues and winning various awards for her music, including performing at Disneyland as a child musician on the violin. Nicole also performed piano on the Leeza Show’s Days of Our Lives Christmas special as a young adult. Alcohol plays both a recurring theme in Nicole’s life and in her family’s life. Little over a month after our national 9/11 tragedy in 2001, her family experienced their own personal 9/11. At the young age of 21 and in a new marriage to her brother, Nicole’s Sister-in-Law, a beautiful girl named Tina was tragically killed by a drunk driver, devastating her family and her sister-in-law’s family as well. In addition to this tragedy from a drunk driver which still has profound implications for her family, Nicole continues to witness first-hand as a child the damage alcohol causes when a close family member suffers from addiction left untreated. Due to the genetic disposition of alcoholism within her family, Nicole remains one of the few surviving members today who refrains from drinking alcohol within her family. On her 21st birthday, October 24 1990, Nicole stopped drinking alcohol after nearly dying of alcohol poisoning with a .24 BAC (blood alcohol count) level and almost crashing her car the day before. This was her 13

second near death experience, having nearly died of an accidental alcohol overdose from an anaphylactic seizure (allergic reaction leading to a heart attack) at the young age of eighteen. Today in 2011, Nicole maintains her sobriety and recovery from alcoholism for over twenty years. Nicole’s early experiences with music contributed to her sensitive, sharp phone skills and uncanny business acumen in working with people from all walks of life, especially on the telephone. Nicole’s Grandmother, a daughter of a Lord in the House of Commons, was a highly sought after psychic in London’s high society at the turn of the century. Nicole’s Grandmother studied the psychic arts and learned from the local gypsies how to do tea leaf readings which were quite popular at the time. Nicole inherited her Grandmother’s psychic gifts. Due to her own early experiences and uncanny psychic gifts, Nicole cultivated neighbors while growing up in Malibu, California in the 1970’s and 80’s on which to practice her psychic talents. In the late eighties and early 1990’s, Nicole became one of the earliest pioneers to operate one of the First 24 Hour Live 900 Psychic Lines, Twin Vision (America) at the young age of 21. Yes, Nicole answered her own psychic telephone line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for many years straight! Nicole’s Original Vision and Inspiration for Twin Vision America’s Psychic Hotline came from an old family treasure, and belief that “When you find your twin heart, it bears fruit”. Discovering your twin heart in life and thus, your vision is what made Nicole’s psychic readings very unique for each client and why Nicole was so in demand for her unusual style of psychic readings, having her cards physically ‘born’ in her hands. Nicole never took the easy way out of doing psychic readings by using Tarot cards… And Nicole always maintained that by creating her own cards they were truly organic gifts that kept her clientele base growing and they connected Nicole to an authentic psychic energy in helping people during the recession of the early 1990’s. Getting sober at the young age of 21 at the same time as this new adventure with Twin Vision America, Nicole experienced incredible growth, opportunity and life changing experiences which would later strongly influence her decision to keep her sobriety and work on her recovery from alcoholism. Fresh out of school with a degree in Computer Operations and Management in 1990, with the help of a business partner, Nicole was instrumental as a background consultant with the development of telephone training for Herbalife International’s Cellular Wealth Builders’ University. The Twelve Step telephone training program which Nicole modeled from her sobriety program at that time, helped the re-birth and re-launch of Herbalife International in the United 14

States, Australia and Canada with the revolutionary telephone training concept she helped her business partner build. This time period was also the “early years” and a crucial time for Nicole in her sobriety and recovery program in addition to her business responsibilities. Because of Nicole’s life changing experiences with the Live 900 Psychic Line and being instrumental in the background development of the telephone training program, historic at the time for her then business partner, she decided to maintain her sobriety and recovery while going back to school to study Psychology. After quickly earning her place on the Dean’s List and her Honors in Humanities at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, Nicole transferred to the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated this prestigious research university with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After earning her BA in Psychology and passing California’s CBEST Exam, Nicole returned to Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California after discovering a new department called Addiction Studies in her tenth year of sobriety which started at the school after Nicole left. Under the leadership of world-renown James Crossen, R.N., M.F.T. and Ph.D., Nicole is now more than half way through the Addiction Studies program as an Honor’s Student in addition to maintaining her place on the Dean’s List at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. Dr. Crossen’s cutting-edge research and program on the study of trauma (especially relating to PTSD) and addiction influenced Nicole’s decision to return to complete her studies in addiction at this school. Recently Nicole was invited to become a Lifetime Member of the prestigious International Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa at Pierce College. And Nicole was recently named as a member of the school’s President’s List. During the early years of the 2000’s, Nicole was invited to perform the role of Denise Brown for the IDEA Japanese Television Network’s story of Nicole Brown Simpson’s and Ron Goldman’s murders to be broadcast in Japan. Denise Brown is the sister and Founder of the Nicole Brown Simpson Foundation, an organization dedicated to speaking out against domestic violence. Nicole found it prophetic on several levels that she played the role of an advocate against domestic violence through her performance of Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, Denise Brown for a television audience. The irony of this story would not be lost on Nicole on multiple levels. A few years later during her own personal crisis of domestic violence, the reminder of her acting role as Denise Brown, advocate against domestic violence gave Nicole strength to find her own voice and leave that situation behind as a single mother with a newborn baby.


During her anti-war years at the start of the Iraq war in 2003, Nicole managed to start and maintain a peace vigil, then a newsletter for the peace and progressive community which found its way all around the world – to an audience of thousands by standing out and vigiling every week against the Iraq war for 2 ½ years on the street corner from 2003 – 2005. From 2006 through the end of 2007, Nicole also had her own weekly radio show on 89.5 FM KTEC on the OIT Campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon devoted to peace and progressive issues. As a tireless advocate for life and humanitarian causes, Nicole participated during crucial moments in our nation’s history as an outspoken advocate for the human condition. Currently Nicole is working on writing several different books. For a current and complete list of books by Nicole, please go to her publisher’s website: http://stores.lulu.com/alspublications Some of Nicole’s other recent books are: “What’s Your Addiction Temperature? A Road Map to Healing from Pain of Addiction Using TEL Therapy” (that is the Workbook that accompanies this Main Text), “Roommate Revolution: Save Money by Winning at Finding the Perfect Roommate”, “Psychic Secrets! What Is Your Psychic Gift and How to Use It Properly”. and “Grow Your Phone Room or Go Bust: Make Money on the Telephone and Avoid the Phone Room from Hell – an Insider’s Essential Guide”, Nicole teaches others from her accumulated experiences as a guest speaker, teacher, author, psychic, phone room manager and most dear to her heart, continues her advocacy work in speaking out for social justice issues. Nicole plans to continue her tireless work in teaching others to find their own voice, advocating for the voiceless and helping others find their own unique voice and twin heart in life. Join us in your journey to finding your twin heart – See Nicole’s daughter, Angelina’s Daily Blog at: http://www.TwinVisionAmerica.com Nicole makes occasional Guest Appearances on this Daily Blog to share insightful tips on how you can find your own twin heart. Remember that together no matter what our differences, we can help save lives! Thank You so much for caring to help make this world a better place! L’Chaim! To Life!



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