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Four-Step Program

Introduction Page

Routines and Habits

Routines are repeated patterns of behaviour that we develop and adopt to support our everyday life. Routines can become automatic over time and we may then identify them as habits.
Bad Habits are repeated patterns of behaviour that are driven by our subconscious mind as an attempt to self-medicate our times of discomfort. Chronic habits are often self-defeating or self-damaging in the long-term yet the temptations and cravings generated by our subconscious mind remain in place, making our bad habits difficult to change.

Four-Step Program, to Master Your Unwanted Chronic Habits:

These are the basic four steps that comprise the Four-Step Program.
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:Acknowledge yourself for what you have achieved, or for what you have learned, no matter what you have achieved, and for your willingness to set a new target.
Of course, there is much more potential, depth, and complexity in each of these steps than is apparent at first glance. This website presents the vital 'how-to' and also covers pitfalls and solutions to help you on your way.
Changing a deep habit inevitably takes time, so expect to repeat these steps, possibly many times. The aim is to master your habit at a subconscious/muscle-memory level guided by your own choices over time.
With the Four-Step Program you don't have to make a huge initial commitment. You may choose to start with a relatively easy target.
The Four-Step Program consists of guided meditations, to start you off, and a primary temptation-control method for you to use on a daily basis to achieve your objective over time. There are also supporting texts and meditations to deepen your ability to understand what challenges you may come across and how you can overcome these.

A Self-Care Introduction to Habit-Mastery

I suggest that there is an alternative to the somewhat fatalistic view of habits/addiction/dependency which tends to focus on our repeating behaviours as an inevitable hard-wired fault that we are the victims of. I claim that there is much that we can do that will allow us to take back the management of our own habits and behaviour. I'm not claiming that fighting chemical or psychological dependency is always easy, and nor is it instant, but I do believe that we can achieve a lot when we understand a little more about how to go about change.
We all know that we CAN change our habits even when we don't have direct control over our body and its reactions to chemicals, allergens, and irritants. So, why not focus on what we can change rather than what we can't?
Pick the habit that you want to change.
Click here for the Four-Step Program for drinking:
Four-Step Drinking
Click here for the Four-Step Program for smoking:
Four-Step Smoking
Click here for the Four-Step Program for drugs:
Four-Step Drugs
Click here for the Four-Step Program for gambling:
Four-Step Gambling
Click here for the Four-Step Program for dieting:
Four-Step Dieting
Click here for the Four-Step Program for cravings (sugar, chocolate, snacks, etc.):
Four-Step Cravings
Click here for the Four-Step Program for changing strong habits:
Four-Step Habits