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Self-help program

ReDirection

ReDirection is an anonymous rehabilitative self-help program which aims to help you adopt a lifestyle without child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The program will teach you how to take control of your emotions, thoughts and behavior in order to ‘ReDirect’ you away from using CSAM.

By opening the ReDirection self-help program, you have already made a very brave decision to get help with your behavior. This shows that you are motivated to make a change. 

The ReDirection self-help program is based on cognitive behavioral theory. Programs based on cognitive ​ behavioral theory are proven to be effective at achieving long-lasting behavioral change.

Is this self-help program for me?

The self-help program is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, and using it is free of charge.

The self-help program and its exercises can be done completely anonymously. You don't have to enter your information anywhere. No personal information will be collected, and users cannot be identified or tracked in any way.

You can use the self-help program

  • whether or not you have a diagnosis
  • independently or in support of other treatment
  • slowly in small chunks or select only the ones that work best for you
  • returning again and again to content that interests you

Our goal is that information and help is available to everyone quickly, accessible and with a low threshold.

What is a self-help program?

  • it is based on treatments that have been shown to be effective in treatment
  • it consists of different sections
  • it includes information and exercises to help you manage your everyday life and symptoms

Scheduling your time

We recommend that you start by thinking about how and when you want to complete this program. The program will take at least a few days or weeks to complete, depending on how quickly you work through it. It is best to work on it in small sections, and not rush through the exercises.

Try to schedule 10 minutes every day when you will work through the exercises. If this does not seem feasible in your life, you can try to do 30 minutes on one day every week. Think about your current situation and what is realistic when determining how much to work on the program each week. The more specific you make your plan (i.e. choosing an exact date and time), the more it will help you stay on track with the program. Once you have decided your schedule, write it down in your diary and set an alarm to remind yourself to work on the exercises.

Completing the exercises

In addition to the information, the program includes a lot of exercises. Try to complete each exercise, but if you find any of the exercises too difficult, move on to the next one and return to it later when you feel up to it. It is not so important to complete each exercise fully, what is important is that you start.

For many exercises you will be asked to write down your answers on paper. We recommend this method as it is proven to help with learning and will help you to process your thoughts and feelings. If you don’t feel comfortable writing down your answers on paper, you can also write them down digitally on your computer on phone.

This is also a tool for professionals

This can be used as a whole or in parts to support groups or individual meetings.

Sections in the program

We recommend that you go through the sections in the right order. However, you are free to start the program from whichever section you would like.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The first section looks at your use, views and concerns about your behavior concerning CSAM.

The aim of this section is to explore your own motives for seeking rehabilitation, and to set meaningful goals for your future.

1-6 UNDERSTANDING AND EXERCISING

Sections 1-6 examines why people use CSAM and how different internal and external factors can lead you to use CSAM. These factors make up a path that leads you to use CSAM.

The aim of this section is for you to understand the factors, motivations, reasons, situations, and triggers that lead you to use CSAM. 

AFTER THE PROGRAM

The last section helps you to set goals and concrete steps for your rehabilitative journey away from using CSAM. This section will help you make concrete changes to your behavior and ensure that these changes are long-lasting and sustainable.