When to Use This Tool
How To Use This Tool
By keeping a record of urges it is possible to see:
That urges are time-limited
That urges often arrive at particular times and in particular situations — in other words, they have a recognisable or predictable trigger.
This record can help us to understand urges and be less driven by them. It can also help in avoiding potential triggers. Sometimes, just by taking notice of a behaviour, it begins to change.
Once you have a better understanding of your experience of urges and cravings, you’ll need different coping strategies in place. Some suggestions for coping with urges are listed below, but group participants will also be able to share ideas with you about what has worked for them.