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Meditation on Porn Addiction Recovery

Discussion in 'Meditation Chatter Box' started by MeditationBuff816, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. MeditationBuff816

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    My friend's bf is undergoing an online porn addiction recovery program called GreatnessAhead and I'm thinking if meditation might help him through the process.

    Is it ok for me to suggest this to my friend? She told me that the frequency of her bf watching porn was lessened, so it seems that there's actually an improvement, but are there actually success stories of porn addiction recovery thru meditation? Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. grulag

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    As someone who has gone through this, I found through self-awareness that it came to being unconscious, as in "lost in my thoughts", that led to my addiction. My mind was trying to fill the space between me and life, because the underlining fear of life and it was obstructing my reality. I read "The power of now" by Eckhart Tolle and "Letting go: The pathway of Surrender" by David Hawkins which talked about surrendering and becoming conscious. That lead me to meditation and eventually to lifeflow. I will tell you, that this brings up many emotions from the past which can become painful and confusing. I would recommend a good release technique to help with this and they are listed in the forums. I also recommend this website which will give insight to how online porn addiction affects the brain: Your Brain On Porn | Evolution has not prepared your brain for today's Internet porn

    Through Lifeflow and releasing, I am recovering well and my suffering has lessened.



    Hope this helps.
     
  3. GilesC

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    I think that type of "addiction" (if it really is an addiction?) is something that has been created in recent years due to the availability and ease of access to such material on the internet. People do like to create labels for things eh! ;)

    As it's a relatively recent thing, I doubt you'll find much information about whether meditation has helped it specifically. However, I'm sure you'll be able to find information about how meditation has helped with all kinds of addictions as well as other congitive and behavioural issues, so there's no reason that I can think of as to why it wouldn't help.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  4. Bryan555

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    Grulag....I too have read Tolle's "The Power of Now" recently...and very slowly. Ironically, it requires a lot of thinking, to "stop thinking". Ha ha. Must say that meditation is very strongly connected to Tolle's ideas, and exremely helpful in implementing them.

    One other suggestion, in case you hadn't run across this. I have used some really excellent self-hypnosis tapes, which help to allow your thoughts to just "float away". These tapes get deep into the unconscious mind, and have quite a powerful effect on day-to-day life. There is a wide variety of them. The best, in my opinion, are by a guy named Paul McKenna.

    Not sure if this is called "self" hypnosis. McKenna leads you into a trance, and plants a lot of cool ideas in your unconscious. Seems to work for me.

    All the best...hope this helps.
     
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    Oh thank you so much for your replies!

    My friend said that his bf has only slipped twice since July. I know it's a big accomplishment for them since finding out that he has been addicted to porn since high school. Meditation changed my life and I'm sure that if he can incorporate this to get in touch with the deepest level of his mind, to his GreatnessAhead therapy, which she said controls his urges even in front of the computer, then his recovery will be quick. I don't want to sound obtrusive to her so I'm sending a link of this thread to her thru Facebook chat.I know your comments will help them one way or another. Again thanks so much for your helpful comments!
     
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    I'm so glad that I found this forum! My brother is addicted to porn and we don't know what to do now. Maybe meditation will help him but I'm not sure how we can encourage him to do that... any ideas? Now we just install parental control software called PCWebControl but we want to do something for his... spirit.
     
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    So whats the problem? Its his journey through life, why trying to change him? Did he ask for help? Its not like he´s taking drugs or anything that could seriously harm him.

    He has to find out by himself what he wants in his life and what not. By judging him and trying to control him, he will only do those forbidden things even more out of inner resistance. Id say the best thing you can do is trying to talk to him about his addiction, how he feels about it and if he likes to change something (and if not, accept that as well). Make him aware that it is an addiction. And make yourself aware that it wont harm him or others seriously. Its the judgement that harms.
     

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