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Comparing Interventions

SR vs CBT

Why we do what we do:

The data tells us that it works, consistently, repeatedly, and easily.

Here is our research, and our sources.

Subconscious Restructuring

More than 30 years of research has gone into the development of this practice which is intended to help individuals learn HOW to interrupt the processes that unintentionally lead to dissatisfaction with life.  

SR creates opportunities for individuals to make better informed choices about every step in life.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help individuals  manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

  1. SR™ is a program process NOT psychotherapy

  2. Personal history is not needed nor desired. The personal history of a client can actually impede measurable progress.

  3. Measurable outcomes based on the primary emotional drivers of human behavior are produced at every session.

  4. Burris Institute has defined normal which establishes a clear objective for the client.

  5. Gut health is measured in the first session and as needed thereafter. 

  1. The Primary Focus of Subconscious Restructuring™ is to put the client in charge of processes that control their thought, emotion, and behavior via restructuring of the subconscious. This is done by teaching the client how thought, emotion, and behavior work and then how to interrupt, restructure and reprogram any thought and emotion which may be driving behavior that does not work.   

  2. A secondary focus of Subconscious Restructuring™ is gut health. If the numbers do not come down on the Emotional Fitness Checklist, it can indicate an issue with gut health. 

What is Measured

  1. The Primary Focus of Subconscious Restructuring™ is to put the client in charge of processes that control their thought, emotion, and behavior via restructuring of the subconscious. This is done by teaching the client how thought, emotion, and behavior work and then how to interrupt, restructure and reprogram any thought and emotion which may be driving behavior that does not work.   

  2. A secondary focus of Subconscious Restructuring™ is gut health. If the numbers do not come down on the Emotional Fitness Checklist, it can indicate an issue with gut health. 

WHY it is Measured

  1. Depression: Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44.(3) Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed class of medications in the United States with over 27 million affected over the age of six.(4)

  2. Anxiety: Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder.(5) Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with depressive disorders or substance abuse.(5) Most people with one anxiety disorder also have another anxiety disorder. Nearly three-quarters of those with an anxiety disorder will have their first episode by age 21.(6)

  3. Negative Self Talk: Depressed groups endorse significantly more negative self-talk and evidenced a significantly less frequent occurrence of positive self-talk.(7) The first component the subconscious uses to bring about an emotional state and behavior is internal dialogue and this is the first process to be interrupted, restructured, and reprogrammed with the SR® process.

  4. Anger: Anger and hostility are linked to coronary heart disease in both healthy and CHD populations.(8)

  5. Sleep: A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or weight gain.(9) Sleep deprivation adversely affects the brain and cognitive function.(10) Eating Behavior: Physiological changes as a result of disordered eating can affect psychology(11) and in turn, the psychology which brings about disordered eating affects physiology.(12)

  6. Suicidal Ideation: Suicidal ideation has been linked to hopelessness(13) and anxiety(14) both of which are measured in the Emotional Checklist and numbers which are monitored. Question 12 is a straightforward indicator of suicidal ideation and many times closely correlates with question 1 (anxiety) and question 5 (hopelessness). The risk of suicide attempts among the PTSD population is six times greater than in the general population.(15)

What is Measured

  1. CBT primarily uses observational subjective evaluation to assess a client's progress. Recently there has been more pressure put on the behavioral health community to show what they are doing is working. This has prompted the use of an outcome questioner which may indicate CBT is working. There is still no standard because it is difficult to establish one without first clearly answering several key questions.

How Outcomes Are Generated

  1. SR™protocol requires all outcome data is generated by the client from our three instrument Emotional Fitness™ Checklist. 

Risks

  1. Risks when using SR™are kept to an absolute minimum by using a process that requires data collection that addresses the most significant emotional drivers of the client's behavior. This enables the FEF practitioner to monitor the emotional state of the client at every session without personal history, labels, or stigma.

  2. With 26 years of data collection, the efficacy of SR™ has not been matched by any other modality.

Treatment Timeline

  1. It can take as little as four hours to reduce depression symptoms with SR™. This is evidenced by consistent outcomes since the introduction of FEF into psychiatric care in 1990.

  2. With over 30 years of research, development, and refinement behind SR™, we are able to make a reasonable estimate of the timeline for all demographics. There are several variables that are included as part of this equation.

  1. CBT is a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy

  2. Rooted in psychoanalysis personal history is a mandatory part of CBT

  3. There are no measurable outcomes in CBT based on the primary emotional drivers of human behavior.

  4. No Definition for normal.

  5. Gut health is not measured or considered. 

  1. Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs. By correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the person’s perception of events and emotional state improves. This could be considered similar to Subconscious Restructuring™ except we do not need nor want personal history to determine faulty thoughts. Instead, we address the subconscious mechanism that brings about thoughts that do not work and then interrupt, restructure and reprogram this process before it begins. 

  2. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and how thinking patterns begin in childhood. Behavioral therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behavior, and our thoughts. 

  3. Gut health is not considered. 

What is Measured

  1. CBT primarily uses observational subjective evaluation to assess a client's progress. Recently there has been more pressure put on the behavioral health community to show what they are doing is working. This has prompted the use of an outcome questioner which may indicate CBT is working. There is still no standard because it is difficult to establish one without first clearly answering several key questions.

WHY it is Measured

  1. CBT continues to use observational subjective evaluation as its primary instrument of measurement. This form of measurement can be useful but without measuring the emotional state of the client leaves the door of speculation wide open as far as who or what is to blame if the therapy did not work. This makes every session in CBT an exercise in experimental observational subjective evaluation.

How Outcomes Are Generated

  1. The CBT practitioner generates notes and asks the client how they feel.

Risks

  1. No matter how good the intentions, using any psychoanalytic modality which is based on personal history and does not effectively address or measure the emotional drivers of behavior represents a significant risk. The biggest risk of not effectively addressing or measuring the emotional drivers of behavior may force the practitioner to resort to dangerous pharmaceuticals but there is a long list of other risks associated with analyzing personal history.

Treatment Timeline

  1. Because CBT is based on the analysis of personal history an estimated timeline of treatment is virtually impossible.

  2. Medication is often used in conjunction with CBT and it can take up to six years to find the right combination of medication and CBT to suppress depression symptoms. 

Approach

Focus

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