Posted by: Arden Compton | May 14, 2009

Wow! I don’t want pornography any more!

This post assumes you have some knowledge of EFT.  I encourage you to see the tabs at the top of the page to introduce to EFT, that way the post will make more sense.

I know I have written other posts on how EFT is a tool that empowers the addict to be able to neutralize triggers to addictive cravings, but I wanted to share another success story of a client I recently visited with.  It had been a week since we last met, and since our last meeting there was only one day where he felt any craving for pornography.  He said the craving came  3 days after our last visit, at 10:30 at night, when he was alone in his apartment, he opened his laptop to put in a DVD he had rented.  He said when he opened the laptop, he felt a significant pull to go to pornography – on a scale of 0 – 10 he said the pull was about a 6.  But he stopped and used the EFT process, focusing on sitting in front of his computer as a trigger.  Immediatly the pull came down to about a 3.  This helped him stay in control, he put in the DVD he had rented and watched it.  He said once the movie started the pull was gone.  

This is one of the things I love about helping people with EFT, they have a tool that empowers them to stay in control when they hit those triggers in real life that don’t come up when I am visiting with them.  He didn’t have to keep wrestling with this pull for hours or days… weeks or months.  Many times an addict will be triggered, and the craving never goes away  until they give in.  It is like swimming upstream.  Whether you are swimming upstream in a slow or fast river, it is just a matter of time before you can’t keep pushing and the river sweeps you down stream again.  With EFT, the addict now has a tool that will take him out of the stream, he doesn’t even have to be in the river!  Once he is out, he is free from the pull of the current, no matter how strong it had been.  The men I work with love it when this happens, I can see the relief in their face.  That look of, “Wow, I don’t have keep wrestling with this.  I don’t want pornography any more!”  Most of the time the addicts I work with get to this point within a month or two.  Some have more complex issues tied to the problem and take longer, but most are free of it in a month or two.

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