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This exercise focuses on your thoughts and concerns about your use of CSAM, and your hopes and goals for what you want to achieve through the ReDirection self-help program.

1.1 My concerns about using

1. My pathway to CSAM

Various underlying factors and motivations form a path towards your use of CSAM, by triggering thoughts and emotions that lead you to harmful behavior. In the exercises, you will be asked to reflect on your own life and values, as well as other perspectives on the use of CSAM.

Task 1: My concerns about using CSAM

Reflect on the following questions and write down your answers:

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How concerned are you about your use of CSAM? Score 0–100 (0 = not at all, 100 = very concerned).

2

What concerns you most, e.g. your thoughts, behavior, consequences of searching and using CSAM? What would be the worst thing that could happen and why?

3

Have you considered making a change? Why are you considering trying to change today?

4

Why is now the right time for a change?

5

What will happen in the future if you do not stop using CSAM?

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How will this affect you, your relationships, your work/school, leisure activities and hopes that you have for the future?

7

If the use of CSAM has been a secret, how has is affected you, or the things in your life that are important to you?

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What makes you continue searching for and using CSAM?

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What makes you think that you need to change your behavior and life in some way?

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What would it take for you to stop using CSAM?

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What would you like to achieve with this change? How would it affect you, your friends, family life, your work, sex life/sexuality etc.?

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If you have previously managed to stop using CSAM, what felt different compared to when you are using CSAM?

1. My pathway to CSAM

Various underlying factors and motivations form a path towards your use of CSAM, by triggering thoughts and emotions that lead you to harmful behavior. In the exercises, you will be asked to reflect on your own life and values, as well as other perspectives on the use of CSAM.

Take a moment to reflect on this exercise before you move on to the next one:

How did answering these questions make you feel?

Were you surprised by any of your answers?

1. My pathway to CSAM

Various underlying factors and motivations form a path towards your use of CSAM, by triggering thoughts and emotions that lead you to harmful behavior. In the exercises, you will be asked to reflect on your own life and values, as well as other perspectives on the use of CSAM.

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

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