SRT Transformed Powerless Former Addict (Subconscious Release Technique)

Updated: Sep 12

Man jumping across water

SRT Global (Subconscious Release Technique) has many benefits, helping to help transform mindsets. SRT is a tool that can dive deep into the subconscious, finding the root to feeling powerless. In the case of Michael from Manitoba, he chose to tell his story so that others may benefit. Here it is.

I came back home at 32 years old because I had nowhere else to go.

My last place of residence was a tent in the back yard of a friend. Before that, it was a room in a boarding house; all I owned at this point was a cell phone and a car.

The ground had fallen away from under my feet.

Slowly and consistently I painted myself into a corner. I handled a life problem by getting some drugs so I could forget the problem. Essentially, I ran away.

I did not have a reliable outlet for the anger and rage inside of me. So I stuffed it down with drugs.

I did crack cocaine for about four and a half years.

My first free day from Crack Cocaine was December 14, 2007. Prior to that, my drug of choice was alcohol, which I did to excess. Since then, I dabbled in other things, but my go to was lighting up a joint (marijuana). That helped me feel “normal” so that I could cope. At least it took the edge off my inner pain.

I avoided therapy.

I thought that doing therapy meant that you were not normal and I already felt super judged. So I thought, why should I subject myself to more judgement and labelling?

At this point, I felt utterly powerless. Actually, come to think of it, I felt powerless since I can remember. I suppose the anger and rage came from feeling powerless. I was festering in emotional pain and confusion. It seemed that I could not live up to the standards my family, girlfriend, and employer had of me.

I had nowhere to go, but up.

But, I had no idea how to get there.

So I arrived back home, essentially broke with no resources.

I had nowhere else to go.

Mom had a suggestion.

She shared why not try working with Doris? Mom said “She helped me with my shoulder and with working through my grief, maybe she can help you also?”

I had no idea what my mom was involved with, but I was ready to try anything.

At this point, I had run out of options.

Even so, I was apprehensive about jumping into something new. I had no idea what to expect.

You know, it is hard to change when we are comfortable. I had no reason to change until now, because I was comfortable with my choices. But, things were no longer comfortable. Something had to change.

In the first session, we got right down to the core.

Although I had no idea what we were doing, I just followed the instructions. Doris began our work together using SRT Global (Subconscious Release Technique) and to the current time, the only tool we used was this SRT.

I came to realize that as a consequence of something that happened in Grade 2, I thought that people did not like me. I had always made friends easily until then. But, after what happened there, I shut down. I went from being an explorer to a recluse. That event in Grade 2 was the catalyst for the paradigm shift in me. Later on, that developed into me not being able to trust people.

“What if these people do not like me?” That became my default. I did not feel accepted by this group of kids, in Grade 2, whom I idealized. My need for acceptance was dashed. So now my go to thinking was “What if they do not like me?” “Should I bother?” “Is it worth it?” “Am I worth it?”

By the end of the first session, my mood shifted.

My thought was “I feel like today is going to be a really productive day.” And so it was.

Each session after that brought new insights and I consistently gained back the ground I had lost.

Man picking up rocks wearing a back pack

I had previously felt weighted down with things I could not control. Since beginning this work, I have felt less encumbered by baggage.