Suzanne Jessee is the creator of Neurogenesis Meditative Therapy (NMT), a new clinical system that incorporates current knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as mindfulness practices. Scientific advances that demonstrate how thoughts and meditations can affect the regeneration of neuronal pathways have directly informed Jessee’s invention of this new therapeutic style.
I believe a common denominator underlying addiction is either the loss of or lack of ever establishing good physiological self-regulation. This impairment sets the stage for addiction vulnerability, makes treatment difficult and once abstinence is established, leaves the addict vulnerable to relapse.
The heart of the 12-step model of
recovery involves turning the heart from selfishness and self-centeredness
toward a higher power and service toward others. Part of that process involves
a fearless and moral inventory during which the painful images of the past are
cleared away, allowing for the heart to be filled with light and love. Heart-to-heart
sharing of stories results in healing and changed lives. Like the caterpillar
that becomes a butterfly, this deep healing of the heart results in authentic
transformation. Healing begins in the heart. How can anyone recover from
addiction or any other issue without healing the heart?