21 Days On; 7 Days Off: At Last, Imagery Exercise #2

A little known fact about the “Phenomenal Power” of Imagery:  Sigmund Freud wrote 25 volumes of his published writings.  Not one psychoanalytic treatment was successful. However, in his writings, Freud recorded how he successfully used imagery to treat a client with a physical tic and did so in only one session (Epstein, 1989, p. 6).

Experiencing Exercises

Imagery Exercise #2.a.; Do Exercise 3 Times per Day for 21 Days at 3 Minutes per Session

Shut your eyes. Exhale once. Sense, feel, and see yourself as a little child severely discouraged by lack of other basic needs.  Open your eyes (1989, p. 52).  You Then Experience How  Sexual Addiction Robs You of Your Basic Needs!

Do the simple exercise 3 times per day for 21 days and Experience the difference.

Exercise #2.b.; Do Stopping Exercises for 7 Days: Do As Needed

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 (p.52).

Follow Up:

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 #2.a. until cravings do not have power over you. Review Exercise #1 before reading the next post.

Exercise #3 will come in the next post.

Reference

Epstein, G. (1989). Healing visualizations; creating health through imagery. p.p. 6 & 52. New York; NY: Bantam Books.

Published by: curepornaddiction

In the year 1971 I became a store manager at age 19. I discovered I had a gift for mentoring. I gave one on one coaching, instruction and teaching with ease. And, I loved it. However, I had a problem that held me back from achieving my full potential. I was addicted to porn. When I was going through my puberty years in life, I found pornography (adult magazines) in my Dad's closet. I was hooked. I had my ups and downs throughout my life: Ups, when I was off of porn and using my gift: and, Downs, when I was using porn. Porn captured my attention, holding me back. I found the secrets to breaking free from porn. Like anyone else, I have to work at keeping my emotions positive, every day, to stay free. Limiting emotions--fear, doubt, hate, lust, sloth, pride, any emotion that kills joy. Joy is the ultimate weapon against porn. You have it; porn loses its hold on you. I dedicate this blog to those who are looking for ways to end pornography in their life. To Your Peace, Power and Plenty, Dale P.S. The picture above is not me. The photo represents all families free from pornography.

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