A user’s guide to the feeling state addiction protocol


The Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP), created by Robert Miller, PhD is used to break the link between a self-limiting / self-destructive behavior (co-dependence, addiction, hoarding, eating disorders, physical health problems, etc.) and a positive, embedded Feeling State containing Survival Assured Feelings. These behaviors do not fit our ‘trauma based, negative feelings, dysfunctional memories’ Standard Protocol approach. They can often be more easily and rapidly resolved with the FSAP protocol. This workshop, after a quick review of the differences between the Standard Protocol and the FSAP protocol, focuses on the dynamics of the FSAP and the steps to finding the embedded feeling state and breaking the link between the behavior and the embedded Positive feeling state. A review of the processes for eliciting feeling states is included. Case histories using the protocol with codependency, physical problems (seizures) and an eating disorder are discussed as demonstrations as time allows.





Original Work Citation

(2018, April). A user’s guide to the feeling state addiction protocol.    Presentation at the 14th Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Network Spring Conference, Amherst MA



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