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6. REDIRECTION OF MY LIFE

This section of the ReDirection Self-Help Program will help you to make long term sustainable change for the future.

In this section you will learn how to move past relapse and how to ensure that you maintain your progress towards a life without CSAM. To help your ReDirection of your life, you can consider further ways to support your wellbeing, including therapy, psychotherapy, medication, and other means such as peer support groups. It can be difficult to seek help to support you stopping your harmful behavior, as you might have feelings of shame, fear or guilt. There are fully anonymous resources that you can use without fear of punishment or ostracization, with specialists who are there to help you further.

It is difficult to change habits and behavior. Habits are like paths, strengthening the more you repeat them. When you are traveling on a familiar path, you do not need to think about where you are going and why you are choosing that path. It takes you where you want to go. It may seem safe because you have traveled it so many times before. However, some paths lead us to trouble, and cause harm to ourselves and others. The path to using CSAM is one of these dangerous paths.

However, change is possible

With the help of this program, you have started to make a new path, which leads you to new, better places. This section will help you stay on track on your new path. It can be difficult at times, but it is important to continue on your new path to keep strengthening it. Be patient and remember that change does not happen overnight. If you are motivated to change your life for the better and live a good life without CSAM, you need to practice and constantly work on yourself.

Remember

Small steps lead to a big change.

When you begin to change your behavior for the better, it is natural to encounter setbacks, but it is important that you learn how to overcome these setbacks.

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