Survival programs are programs that the body runs as part of its fight/flight response. Many of them, however, are redundant, left over from a past situation that no longer applies. They are compensations and/or adaptations for a situation that no longer exists. There is a pay-off/secondary gain that needs to be met. As such, they not only represent an energy drain on the body but also can undermine personal growth and development.
In dealing with Survival Programs we aim to find what the program is, and what the pay-off/secondary gain is. We then work with the client to provide alternative means of achieving this pay-off/secondary gain, as without this the desired changes probably won’t last because the unconscious will still want to run the old program ‘for your survival’.