Says Who For The Addictive Personality
Says Who for the Addictive Personality was created by Ora Nadrich and myself, Johnnie Calloway. Ora’s, Says Who 7 question method of changing the way we think to change our lives and my personal experience with addiction and healing from addiction through the Twelve Steps and A Course in Miracles, make a perfect blend to assist the addictive personality in healing on a deeper level.
Together, we have designed the questions to be more directed to the addict. In any Twelve Step recovery program steps, four and ten are about a personal inventory. Typically, this is about an inventory of our actions. A Course in Miracles speaks frequently about cause and effect. With Ora’s approach which is so closely aligned with the teachings of A Course in Miracles, we view the cause as the thought and the effect as the action/behavior. We can literally change the behavior just by acting different but if we do not change the thought that drives the behavior, we will find it is a different behavior leading to the same outcome.
Using the Says Who method, we assist the addict in identifying the thinking that promotes the need to use. Of course, we understand that there is also the physical craving phenomenon that has to be dealt with. Our attempt here is to work with the Twelve Step programs and help the addicts to eradicate the thinking that leads to relapse. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO FIX WHAT IS NOT BROKEN. This approach is meant to be a supplement to the Twelve Steps, not a replacement. Personally, I believe the joining of this process along with working the rest of the steps, is miraculous.