Our overarching philosophy is that all aspects of the human being are interconnected, which creates over the lifetime a complex array of automatic habits and patterns that are unique to each individual. These automatic patterns can reinforce and may even create pain conditions and other ill-health conditions related to the generation of stress in response to environmental circumstances.
We believe that many ill-health conditions are maintained and worsen over time due to the persistence of these automatic habits and patterns that have people producing the same unwanted results over and over. When automatic patterns play a strong role in the maintenance of an ill-health condition, there may be little relief or resolution without breaking these patterns.
Participants learn to recognize how automatic patterns they have developed across their lifespan are driving whatever stress or pain they may be experiencing, as well as unwanted results in other areas of life (suboptimal performance, relationships, communication). Automatic life-long patterns can contribute to sustaining:
- Chronic pain (e.g. back, neck, hip, shoulder, knee, headache, arthritis, etc.)
- Automatic, repetitive, and often prolonged stress reactions in response to life circumstances (we experience stress when we are triggered to react in ways we don’t want)
- Symptoms of stress-related conditions (e.g. sleep disturbance, headache, anxiety, depression, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, among many others)
- Undesired eating habits
- Undesired smoking and use of other tobacco products
- Excessive use of alcohol
- Unworkability in important relationships
Until these patterns are recognized and interrupted, the same unwanted results are produced, and there seems to be no way out. Stress and pain persist and other areas of life continue not working as well as desired.
CWR uses the proprietary method, “automatic pattern interruption”, which allows people to gain new awareness of the many facets of their unique patterns of thinking, speaking, listening, viewing the world and their future, moving (including repetitive motions), and stress reactions among many others. While people’s automatic stress reactions are a major component of their automatic patterns that can lead to the onset and maintenance of pain, stress, and stress related conditions; CWR deals comprehensively with all components of automatic patterns, which increases the power and effectiveness of our group programs. Without new awareness of automatic patterns, there is little chance of interrupting them; they continue to drive people to produce unwanted results in the area of health and other areas of life.
New awareness for what is needed to change must be accompanied by the ability to make behavioral changes improve health and performance. At CWR, the approaches used in our programs support people in achieving accelerated behavioral change during the course of our programs and beyond. Our approaches utilize accelerated learning strategies so that people can learn quickly and retain more of what is presented. This supports the rapid achievement of new results.
Following new awareness of automatic patterns, we use “automatic pattern interruption” to teach people how to rapidly interrupt patterns that are not supporting them in accomplishing the results that they desire for their health and other areas of life. We then guide them to make changes that are appropriate for accomplishing what they want. People often realize, as they master making rapid behavioral changes, that they can apply the approaches they learn to many areas of life, even beyond relieving pain, stress, or the symptoms of stress-related conditions.
Some of the approaches used in our group programs include:
- Future Visioning: to shift the focus from past results to achieving rapid health improvement moving forward.
- Guided Relaxation: to recognize and interrupt automatic patterns that contribute to pain and stress and unwanted results in other areas of life.
- Effective Muscle Release©: to identify and release overly contracted muscles to relieve pain and stiffness and increase mobility and postural alignment.
- Effective Communication Skills: to eliminate miscommunication stress, since a large proportion of stress can be triggered in communication.
- Health Activities at home/work: to empower participants to accomplish sustained improvement in health and performance.
- Long-term Support Tools: to maintain and enhance long-term health improvement far beyond the end of programs (a key component driving sustained cost savings).