When people start out with the intention of no longer using porn or masturbating
they often discover, much to their own dismay, that porn is extremely
difficult to give up. It’s not enough to simply make a promise to stop
using porn, throw out a porn stash, or disconnect the Internet service in
order to succeed at quitting. In spite of a genuine intention to stop, the
desire to continue accessing porn can remain strong. Here I have compiled a series of methods used by therapists assisting those affected by Porn or Masturbation.
Inculcation is the process where you repeatedly place an idea into your brain of a theory similar to brainwashing. This is crucial porn brainwashes us into thinking that we need it to sustain and that we must masturbate however, if we repeadtly try to ‘Brainwash’ that we don’t need porn or masturbation we can be free from it’s clutches. For example
- Porn only creates a void
- I am free from porn
- I do not need porn or masturbation in my life
This brainwashes your brain into thinking that you don’t need porn or masturbation in your life.
BOUNCE BACK METHOD
This method is used to stop the influence of any triggers overcoming it, because even recovered porn addicts can still relapse as due to the triggers which can remind themselves of their past actions, such as even a beautiful lady can be a trigger,
So here it how it works when for example your minds notices ‘Oh there’s a picture of a sexy girl, quickly go ‘BOUNCE’ and look at something else or practice self awareness. This overtime will allow you to have more control over your thoughts.
ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT
Okay this may seem a little, simple but is not so hear me out. Support is necessary in order to combat this addiction. One of the best ways would be to have a personal counsellor, relationship counsellor or even a pastor or a religious person. Another way would be to have a conversation with us at Mr Mind-blowing, through our Instagram page, talk to us about your urges or how you are feeling.
RELAPSE PREVENTION TECHNIQUE
Relapse can be detrimental to our recovery journey as this can be hard to maintain the streak or you may be on the verge of relapse and can be detrimental so the best way is to take out this prevention method which is the relapse model.
Step 1: Say to yourself that ‘I have an urge and I am in the danger zone’
Step 2: Calmly walk away and leave the area.
Step 3: Talk to someone or do something like meditation
MEDITATION AND AWARENESS
You have probably heard about meditation in which allows the user to have control over the minds, however awareness significantly decreases the spark or the thoughts of relapse of porn, as you remain present in the moment. There are many self awareness exercises which is suitable for Nofap.
- Be aware of your surroundings and the sounds, sights and what you feel.
- Breathe in and out and notice it.
- Subconsciously imagine that there is a lake or an environment around you
Anyways that’s it guys, be strong, TEXT US IF YOU NEED ANY HELP WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, until next time.