February 11


Addiction is a part of human nature. Whether it's a substance, an emotion like approval, greed or spiritual peace. Addictions are substitutes. When something is missing, something important is missing, we use a substitute to replace it, and then, we become addicted to the substitute and unaware of what is missing.

To heal and addiction, one does not focus on the substitute as the problem. That is only the effect of something missing. What one must deal with in coaching is what is missing.

Looking at the model of LIVE. LOVE. LIFE. and the six elements that make it up, one can begin to become emotionally aware of what is missing. I call them the six rabbit holes.

For example: if you are not totally inspired, we can go down that rabbit hole and ask "why not." On the way down there will be the use of a substitute but we bypass that as an impediment to being totally inspired. Let's say "we ask why not totally inspired?" and we get the answer "alcohol" - but we bypass that answer, to find what is the feeling that drives the need for alcohol. Anger or sadness or frustration. Then, only then can we explore the "what is missing."

Another example is "Working Smart." Someone says they are stressed or unmotivated at work. What is the addiction they suffer? It might be "religion" or "spirituality" seeking heavenly righteousness. But we bypass that addiction and ask what is the feeling that drives you to seek a religion or spiritual practice to be right.

There are two sides to everything. Including addiction. If handled right, addictions can lead you to profound self-awareness, profound growth.

If you find yourself unable to let go of food, alcohol, drugs, a person, a failure, a fantasy or an emotion (hate, anger etc) it may be a wise time to get some coaching on it. The results can be amazing.

Never stop exploring.


Christopher Walker

Chris Walker, CEO of Innerwealth Consulting. Chris is a highly intuitive and inspired individual. Australian born, Chris holds an M.B.A  from the Australian Graduate School of management along with a BE in Environmental Science. Chris has spent significant periods of study in India, Nepal, and Tibet studying Yoga and meditation. His change consultancy blends both East and West to bring a more sustainable and potent response to the technological demands of our times. As a successful entrepreneur Chris implemented transformational management technologies in his own business and has since consulted to over 3,000 individual leaders in personal and professional change management. The focus of Chris change technology is a unique emphasis on deeper human values linked to business performance.

The result of Chris Consulting in culture change is happier individuals, more compassionate working environments and more inspired leadership. a modern answer to a modern day problem Corporate enlightenment is truly inspirational. Chris is based in Sydney, Australia.

Chris Walker

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