What is your success rate?
We have a very high success rate (90%) among the clients who complete our 28-day program and seek follow up mentorship and support.
How long is the program?
The Nelson Method is a 28-day program. Specifically, 28 consecutive days, including weekends.
Is there any flexibility in this schedule?
In some rare cases we can allow for flexibility in the 28-day schedule. When there are work or family situations that necessitate a break in the schedule, we may be able to accommodate those needs so long as the client’s healing process isn’t compromised.
What kind of follow up is provided after the 28 days?
If a client expresses interest in receiving help beyond the initial 28 days, and we feel they would benefit from further mentoring and support, we will invite a client to take part in our ongoing mentorship program at no additional cost. The invitation is contingent on the client’s teachable attitude and willingness to continue to grow in their recovery. Being part of The Nelson Method community is a wonderful way for clients to grow stronger in their new way of living and to get ongoing spiritual guidance and support.
Can I still work while I’m in the program?
Ideally, clients will take time off from work so that they can concentrate fully on their healing journey through The Nelson Method. Some take a medical leave or leave of absence. For those who are not able to get a full 28 days off from work, we will customize the daily sessions around their work schedule so that the are able to get help without missing work. This is something we evaluate on a case by case basis, so that we can be sure that each client has the best possible chance for healing while going through The Nelson Method.
How will my life be different after The Nelson Method?
Freedom from cravings, mental clarity, self-esteem, self-respect, spiritual connection, a sense of wellbeing, improved health, honed intuition, increased earning capacity, strengthened relationships, freedom from self-sabotage; these are some of the benefits our clients have described receiving on account of working with Roy Nelson and The Nelson Method. As Roy always tells clients, “there is no limit to the good you can receive on account of aligning yourself with spirit and living this new way of life.”
Where do I stay?
People who come from out of town stay locally in furnished accommodations that we can assist you in obtaining. Clients who live in the LA area typically stay at their homes and drive to see us daily. Learn more about where to stay during treatment with Roy.
Where is your facility located?
We are located in Brentwood, California, which is a beautiful area of Los Angeles just miles from the Pacific Ocean.
How many hours each day am I working with Roy?
You will typically meet with Roy for two sessions: once in the afternoon for 2-3 hours, and then in the evening after dinner for 2-3 hours. Learn more about how many hours you’ll be working with Roy each day.
What if I have cravings in between sessions?
Clients typically report experiencing a lifting of their cravings within the first few sessions with Roy, and they generally don’t have cravings to use after that. If cravings do happen arise, clients learn to use that as a barometer and take steps to address the emotions that underlie the cravings. We are also available 24/7 to meet with our clients so that we can help them through rough patches, when needed.
How is The Nelson Method different from conventional treatment centers?
Most treatment programs are geared toward addressing and changing the addictive behaviors and associated lifestyle. This can be helpful, but it usually isn’t enough to keep an addict abstinent over the long run. Addictions are symptoms of deeper problems that must be addressed and healed in order for long-term sobriety. Most treatment centers fill the clients’ days with many activities that aren’t directly related to this necessary healing. Massages, yoga, pedicures, horseback riding, art projects, etc., are all nice things, but they won’t heal the root causes of a person’s addictions. For this reason, many people return to their addictions shortly after leaving treatment. Nothing has fundamentally changed for them. At Roy Nelson Healing, time is spent primarily on healing through The Nelson Method. As a result, we have a 90% success rate among our clients who complete our program. Learn more about The Nelson Method.
How does The Nelson Method differ from 12 step programs?
One typical difference is that our clients typically report that their cravings are removed within the first few sessions with Roy Nelson. While this could also happen in the 12-step setting, it isn’t the norm. When our clients’ compulsion to use is effortlessly lifted and they no longer struggle with the addiction they can then focus on The Nelson Method work and overcome the real issues that drove the addiction.
Furthermore, because each 12 Step programs focuses on stopping one particular addiction it is typical for people to stop one and then transfer to another addiction. Because The Nelson Method looks beyond the symptom of addiction and addresses the underlying causes, there is no longer a drive for any addictive habits and no need to substitute addictions.
One of the most important differences is that Roy provides customized care—one client at a time—giving them the time and attention they need to overcome the deeper causes of their addictions. There are some in 12 step programs who fall through the cracks because they need this kind of individualized care in order to overcome their addictions. The 12 step model isn’t designed to provide this.
Read an excerpt of from “Love Notes From Hell,” that highlights Roy’s personal transformation to touch the hearts of those struggling with negative habits and addictions.
Is there support for my family?
Loving those who struggle with addictions and eating disorders is painful and heart breaking; you watch as your loved one destroys everything good around him or her and your efforts to help are usually rejected or unsuccessful.
We always encourage family members to meet with us prior to the client starting their 28 process. It helps us to learn about the family and the role they will play in the client’s healing journey. It is also important that we support the family by addressing their concerns and being available to meet with family members as the need arises during the 28-day process.