Intent: How-to Break the Pornography Habit by Experiencing It
Rate: 3 x’s per day; Up to 3 minutes per session
Experience the destructive emotions of porn addiction that make you feel cold and lonely.
What if you could break the habit, the severe “intense” cravings called pornography addiction?
If you could, you most certainly would give it a go.
You are ready for freedom, aren’t you?
In general, a habit can be removed in 21 days. For 21 days do Exercise #1 and take 7 days off.
Imagery Exercise #1.a.; Do Exercise 3 times per day at 3 minutes per session
Shut your eyes. Now, exhale three times. In your mind’s eye, you are a child. Sense and feel how someone or thing left you cold often for long periods of time. Exhale once. Sense and feel how someone or thing left you hungry for long periods of time. Exhale once. Sense and feel how someone or thing left you alone for long periods of time. Open your eyes (Epstein, 1989, p. 52).
Exercise #1.b.; Do Stopping Exercises for 7 Days
If you find yourself craving to view porn during the 7 days off, you simply do some STOPPING exercises. If cravings come, STOP any habitual activity; for example, before turning on the light switch, STOP and wait a moment; turning on computer, STOP and wait a moment; STOP and think; STOP and take another route to work; STOP and eat something different for breakfast; STOP and shift your mind and feelings onto something else (1989, p.52).
If you feel porn cravings still lingering on, you can do another 21 Days On and 7 Days Off. Each time that you do exercises, the intensity of the cravings pornography lessen. If you still experience a pull to view porn, you may do Exercise #1.a. until cravings do not have power over you.
Exercise #2 will come In the next post.
Epstein, G. (1989). Healing visualizations; Creating health through imagery. p. 52. New York; NY: Bantam Books.