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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:10 am 
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Your changes appear to work. Do they work for you/for your situation? This is a self-directed workshop so making changes so it works for you is a good option. For the last scenario, all that would need to be done is remove the word "sexual" from the term "sexual rituals" (so you are left with "overt rituals") would suffice. While the behaviours of porn addiction may differ from those of love addiction, or sex addiction, there are also overlapping behaviours as well. We don't propose to distinguish each addiction from the other, as it is the belief that addiction, regardless of the "drug" of choice, serves a similar end purpose. Person's with addiction come to use the behaviours of their addiction as a way to manage life. Even two people with the same categorical addiction may use their behaviours quite differently. These patterns of behaviour have often evolved over the course of their life, being adjusted to increase stimulation as necessary (i.e. should they habituate to one behaviour such that it no longer provides stimulation, they add in another element, or switch behaviour, to get the desired effect). Much of this is evidenced based on aggregated observations, but there is empirical evidence to corroborate these observations as well. The point is, just because a lesson doesn't "fit" (word for word) substitutions can be made because the point isn't "were they masturbating" or "were they flirting" but "were they deriving stimulation via an escape behaviour in order to compensate for some perceived negative life situation". I hope that helps!

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. (Viktor E. Frankl)

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