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Have you ever had some sort of addiction that you always wanted to deal with? Read on.
My friend said she had a problem, she was addicted to potato chips. She could not stop eating them, and it was affecting her health. Not only that, she knew it was a problem and had been unable to do anything about it, which made her doubt her ability to ever fix herself.
I tried some techniques I learned from Tony Robbins a long while back. I asked my friend about what she liked about chips, and which were her favorites. I was trying to determine the parameters that could affect her desire for chips, and understand what was going on.
I worked out what would make her desire for chips increase, and then focused on what might make the desire decrease. I had to find something that would make chips totally revolting. The solution that came to me was her cats. This lady loves cats you see. So I asked if she could imagine her chips covered in cat vomit. I know this sounds gross, but that is the intention. You have to make it vivid and distasteful in order to cure the addiction.
So from then on I kept bombarding her with mental images of chips covered in cat vomit. I made up stories of how the chip manufacturers actually use cat vomit because it tastes like sour cream and onion flavor (which was formerly her favorite flavor). I said how in the factories they have many cats in cages, throwing up, so that they collect the vomit for the flavor coating.
I learned you have to keep at it from different directions until it sticks (no pun intended). I kept making up gross stories involving cat vomit and chips, each more silly and vividly gross than the last.
The result is now my friend is no longer a slave to an addiction to potato chips, and has not ate any since.
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