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One of the most important skills that any addict can develop is awareness of their addictive cycle.The following is a modified diagram from "Treating Pornography Addiction" (Sponsored link) a book by Dr. Kevin B. Skinner . (Click on the image below to see a higher resolution copy)Notice that after a person goes past the initial four stages, the body begins to undergo a chemical reaction; from this point on it becomes very difficult to deactivate the "launch sequence". Therefore it is very important Read more [...]
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Many people view porn addiction in terms of black and white. You either have it or you don't.This approach, however, is not very practical. It forces most of the people to react by denying any form of porn addiction, until they are presented with undeniable facts, such as getting into legal trouble, or getting caught by their spouse or children.In his book "Treating Pornography Addiction" Dr. Kevin B. Skinner suggests viewing addiction not in terms of black and white, but rather in terms of stages.Stage Read more [...]
Don't try to think your way into a new kind of acting, act your way into a new kind of thinking.For most of my life I used to look at the things that I did as a consequence of who I was. For example if I got a bad grade in school, I would think, that this was a result of me being a stupid person.Now I realize it is not who I am that determines what I do; but in opposite, it is what I do, the choices that I make on a daily basis, that determines who I am. If I choose to eat healthy, if I choose to Read more [...]