What happens in an intervention?
It is life-changing for everyone – neither the afflicted Intervention Subject (“IS”) is ever the same after the intervention.
Generally, all the interventions in which I have participated, share several common characteristics:
Ø Everyone is nervous about what’s going to happen.
Ø The afflicted Intervention Subject is usually on his or her best behavior because he or she is embarrassed and afraid.
Ø A good intervention starts out tense, but the mood generally goes to relief, optimism, and hope.
Ø The family and friends feel empowered and so does the IS because they have taken responsibility for themselves by taking action.
Ø Things that everyone knew or believed are being disclosed and spoken bout publicly for the first time which demonstrates that secrets keep us sick and releasing them releases their power.
Ø Life as it was before, with quiet worry and desperation, is never the same. Life becomes a new adventure with excitement, joy, and peace.