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Gillian
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Aimee,

Yes, the way to work through the desire is the same as the way to get through the more intense cravings.

They are all experiences of the same thing: desire, whim, preference, hunger, appetite, impulse, compulsion, craving. All different intensities and sensations of the same thing.

A few points that may help:
The more intense the feeling, the more your limbic system is activated, the more your PFC is inactive.
The more you practise “working through” when it’s an easier desire, the more you’ll be able to do it when it’s tougher/more intense.
This is where you “Take A Stand”, if you are willing to do that.
You’ve got an mp3 to download and put on your phone where I talk you through the desire – or record your own version if you prefer.