If you have recognized the presence of pornography addiction in your life, you may be relieved to know that many forms of addiction have shown positive signs of treatment through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This method of therapy examines and addresses the associations of your addiction, including relationships and triggers. The goal of CBT is that, when presented with temptation, you can substitute regressive behavior with an active positive choice to avoid relapsing.
During sessions, our therapist will discuss with you any previous behavior patterns or triggers so that you can identify them and be prepared to make healthy, healing choices when faced with the temptation to return to bad habits.
Between sessions, you may be tasked with some out-of-office work, such as journaling your thoughts, choices, and any patterns of behavior that need to be replaced with healthier alternatives.
As you learn to identify and become familiar with the triggers and temptations that threaten relapse, you can also develop an arsenal of positive alternatives to help you predict risky situations and bypass any opportunities for temptation. CBT can help you develop a new way of thinking that gravitates toward positive choices and long-term changes.
If you would like to learn more about the role of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating pornography addiction, please feel free to call Desert Solace at 435-817-1351 and schedule a consultation with our team. We are dedicated to helping you quit pornography for good in St. George, Utah.