The “play the script until the end” technique is also fundamental to the practice of CBT: Imagine a fear that you have. Perhaps you are worried that you will fail a test. Your therapist might encourage you to play the script until the end, or to project how failing the test would change your life.
You may believe that failing the test will mean that you fail the complete course, which will mean failing to acquire your diploma, which will mean a failure to get a good job, and a life of plodding away at a poor-paying job that you hate. But, in reality, failing the test probably means paying a tutor to help you understand the work, and asking your teacher for some help.
These two examples are but two of the cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for drug addiction that have been proven to help some people change their beliefs and behaviors in life-affirming, positive ways.
If you’d like to learn more, why not speak with a professional therapist at a cognitive behavior therapy treatment center like Beachway Therapy?