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Congratulations on taking the first step towards understanding yourself better and seeking insights into your coping mechanisms and potential addictive behaviours. By engaging with this questionnaire, you've shown a willingness to explore areas of your life that may impact your well-being.

This special report has been meticulously crafted to provide you with personalized insights and recommendations based on your responses to the questionnaire. It aims to offer you a deeper understanding of your coping mechanisms and potential addictive behaviours, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health and happiness.

Based on your questionnaire responses, you've been categorized into a specific profile that reflects your predominant coping mechanism or area of focus. This categorization serves as a starting point for our analysis and discussion in this report.

In this report, you will gain valuable insights into your primary coping mechanism or area of focus, along with recommendations tailored to your individual needs. You'll discover how your coping strategies may be influencing your life and well-being, and you'll receive guidance on how to cultivate healthier habits and behaviours moving forward.

How to read your report

When you completed the questionnaire, your responses were carefully analysed to determine your primary coping mechanism or area of focus. This analysis involved considering the frequency and intensity of your behaviours across different domains.

Understanding your primary coping mechanism is essential for gaining insight into how you typically respond to life's challenges and stressors. It provides a lens through which you can examine your behaviours and thought patterns, allowing for targeted interventions and strategies for personal growth.

Your primary coping mechanism is the area that received the highest scores in the questionnaire. Think of it as the aspect of your life that you most frequently turn to when seeking relief from stress or difficulties. It's a key component of your coping repertoire and may play a significant role in shaping your overall well-being.

Scoring similarly across multiple areas indicates that you may employ a variety of coping mechanisms in different situations. This versatility suggests a level of adaptability and resilience in your approach to managing life's challenges. Embracing this diversity can provide you with a rich toolkit for navigating the complexities of daily life and promoting holistic well-being.

Understanding these 10 categories is crucial as they represent common areas where habits, cravings, or addictions may develop:

  • Exercise & Fitness: Participating in physical activities to maintain health and well-being.

  • Financial Pursuits: Pursuing wealth, financial stability, or material possessions.

  • Food, Drinks or Other Substances: Consumption of food, beverages, or other substances to fulfil physical or emotional needs.

  • Gambling: Wagering money or valuables on uncertain outcomes for excitement or profit.

  • Gaming (digital or board): Engaging in electronic or tabletop games for entertainment and escapism.

  • Romance & Relationships: Seeking companionship, intimacy, or emotional connection with others.

  • Sexual Activities (solo or partnered): Engaging in sexual behaviours alone or with a partner.

  • Shopping & Spending Money: Purchasing goods or services for personal gratification or necessity.

  • Social Media & Internet (including news, study, videos, films & series): Involvement in online platforms for various purposes such as networking, information gathering, and entertainment.

  • Workaholism: Dedication to work or career pursuits at the expense of other aspects of life.

Each category reflects fundamental aspects of human life and behaviour, and delving into them can offer profound insights into our coping mechanisms and overall well-being.

How was this survey born?

I am Dr. Oberdan, a psychologist with a passion for understanding human behaviour and helping individuals lead fulfilling lives. Over the last two decades, I've dedicated myself to studying and working with thousands of clients in psychotherapy and at my wellness retreats.


Through this extensive experience, I've gained valuable insights into the complexities of the human mind and the diverse ways in which people cope with life's challenges.


Throughout my years of practice, I've observed that individuals often struggle to navigate the ups and downs of life, sometimes resorting to coping mechanisms that may not serve their long-term well-being.


Whether it's excessive work, unhealthy relationships, or addictive behaviours, many people find themselves trapped in patterns that hinder their personal growth and happiness.


This realisation prompted me to delve deeper into understanding the underlying factors contributing to these patterns of behaviour. I recognized that these coping mechanisms, while providing temporary relief, can ultimately lead to greater distress and impairment in various areas of life. Left unchecked, they can significantly impact one's mental, emotional, and physical health, as well as their relationships and overall quality of life.

Motivated by a desire to empower individuals to break free from these limiting patterns, I developed a comprehensive protocol aimed at facilitating self-discovery and personal transformation. This protocol combines evidence-based therapeutic techniques with holistic approaches to address the root causes of maladaptive coping mechanisms and foster positive change.

Through this protocol, my clients have experienced profound breakthroughs by delving into the areas where they feel stuck or trapped. By shining a light on their coping mechanisms and exploring healthier alternatives, they've been able to gain greater self-awareness, develop new coping skills, and create more fulfilling lives.


This survey is just one component of the broader framework I've developed to support individuals on their journey towards personal growth and well-being.


Know Your Power

Getting this result may create excitement and curiosity as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Discovering your primary coping mechanism or craving area can be a transformative moment, offering valuable insights into how you navigate life's challenges and opportunities.

Addictions are pervasive in society, ranging from substance abuse to behavioural addictions like gambling and excessive internet use. These patterns often stem from a desire to escape discomfort or fill a void, but they can ultimately lead to negative consequences and diminish one's overall well-being.

For example, one client discovered their primary craving area to be chocolate. While this may seem trivial compared to more serious addictions, it highlights how even seemingly harmless behaviours can become ingrained coping mechanisms that impact daily life.


Realising how your craving area influences your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours can be empowering. It sheds light on patterns that may have been operating beneath the surface, allowing you to make conscious choices and take proactive steps towards positive change.

This result serves as a starting point for your journey towards greater self-awareness and well-being. It's an invitation to explore deeper layers of yourself, uncovering strengths, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for growth along the way.

Armed with this knowledge, you have the power to make informed decisions about how you engage with your craving area. You can develop healthier coping strategies, set boundaries, and seek support when needed, ultimately reclaiming control over your life.


Think of this report as your personal roadmap for navigating the terrain of your inner world. It offers guidance, insights, and strategies tailored to your unique needs, helping you chart a course towards greater fulfilment, resilience, and authenticity. As you embark on this journey, remember that you are not alone—support and resources are available to assist you every step of the way.

Understanding Your Results

After analysing your responses, it's clear that you may have varying levels of engagement and potential concerns across different areas of your life. Your answers provide valuable insights into your behaviours, attitudes, and potential areas of focus for personal growth. Below, you'll find a breakdown of your main craving area, along with additional insights tailored to each specific area.

Following this summary, we'll delve deeper into the top three categories, providing an insightful overview, followed by an in-depth exploration of their highest scoring category.

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Your main habit explained

Starting a new chapter, we're sharing a story made from your survey answers. This special story aims to help you see your main category more clearly. We want to help you understand your situation better by exploring what you've told us.

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In addition to your main craving area, it's important to recognize that within each category, there may be specific subtypes or subareas that influence your behaviours and experiences. These subareas can provide deeper insights into your preferences, habits, and potential areas for growth. Below, you'll find explanations of two subtypes for each craving area, along with examples to help you understand how they may manifest in your life. Remember that these subareas are not mutually exclusive and may overlap or interact with each other.

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Beware of the shadows

Understanding the shadows lurking beneath various aspects of our lives is not only essential but imperative for holistic well-being. These shadows, often overlooked or disregarded, possess the potential to wreak havoc on our physical, emotional, and social spheres if left unattended. From overtraining in exercise to compulsive behaviours in sexual activities, each shadow harbours detrimental consequences, ranging from fatigue and burnout to strained relationships and emotional turmoil. Yet, by embracing awareness and seeking appropriate interventions, particularly with trained professionals like us, individuals can navigate these shadows towards paths of resilience, balance, and thriving.

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Notes on healing

Healing these shadows can be physical, intellectual, emotional, or social among other dimensions of wellness. Following the steps at the end of this report can guide you in beginning your journey towards healing your shadows. I can support you in uncovering your shadows and healing them, providing guidance, resources, and encouragement along the way.

While you may have identified a specific area of craving to focus on, it's essential to recognise that you may not necessarily have shadows within that area. Instead, your shadows might manifest in other aspects of your life. Healing these shadows is often the significant catalyst for personal transformation and growth. When you address and transform your shadows, you unlock the potential to reconnect with your true essence and innate power.

Healing is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, where you have the opportunity to release limiting beliefs, overcome past traumas, and cultivate greater self-awareness and acceptance. Just as the peach tree requires pruning and care to bear sweet fruit, so too do we require nurturing and attention to flourish and thrive. By embracing the process of healing, you can tap into your inner wisdom, resilience, and authenticity, allowing you to live a life aligned with your deepest values and aspirations.

Remember the story of the peach tree: When the gardener tended to the tree's roots and removed the weeds, the tree flourished and bore abundant fruit. Similarly, when you tend to your inner garden, nurturing your soul and releasing the weeds of doubt, fear, and self-limitation, you create space for growth, transformation, and fulfilment. Embrace the journey of healing as a sacred opportunity to rediscover the essence of who you are and to live your life with purpose, passion, and joy.

Feeding your primary area of focus is not just about indulging in cravings; it's about nourishing a fundamental aspect of your well-being. When you prioritise and nurture this area, you create a foundation for personal growth, fulfilment, and overall satisfaction in life. Each craving area serves a unique purpose, and when approached mindfully, can enrich your life in meaningful ways.

In nurturing your primary area of focus, it's important to recognise the positive aspects and explore healthy ways to engage with it. Here are some suggestions tailored to your habit area.

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Exploring interactions

Understanding how each craving area intersects with other aspects of your life can provide valuable insights into the interconnected nature of human experience. By examining the compatibility between different cravings and areas of life, you can gain a deeper understanding of how they influence each other and ultimately shape your overall well-being. Here are some potential considerations to explore: Remember that finding balance and harmony among different areas of life is an ongoing process, and seeking support from trusted friends, family members, or professionals can provide guidance and encouragement along the way.

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Your homework

Embarking on your journey towards nurturing your well-being involves intentional actions and mindful practices. Below are tailored suggestions for each area of focus. Select 3-5 items to incorporate into your routine, starting small and setting regular time aside for self-care. Remember to remain vigilant of any shadows that may hinder your progress and journal your experiences along the way. Approach your homework with a spirit of curiosity and experimentation, and above all, have fun!













By incorporating these suggestions into your daily life, you can take proactive steps towards nurturing your well-being and fostering a sense of balance and fulfilment in each area of focus. Remember to approach your homework with curiosity, patience, and self-compassion, and don't hesitate to reach out for support or guidance along the way. Above all, have fun exploring and discovering new ways to enrich your life and enhance your overall well-being!



Now that you have gained insights into your cravings, shadows, and strategies for self-care, it's essential to keep taking action to nurture your well-being. Make it a daily practice to integrate the suggestions and strategies outlined in this report into your life, gradually incorporating them into your routine and observing the positive impact they have on your overall well-being.

Use this report as a roadmap for your journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. Refer back to it whenever you need guidance or inspiration, and continue to explore new ways to enhance your well-being in each area of focus.

Consider diving deeper into your self-exploration journey by exploring our OM-W Path survey, a comprehensive assessment tool designed to provide further insights into your strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth across various aspects of life.

Expand your knowledge and understanding of well-being by exploring our OM-W eBooks, which offer valuable resources, tips, and techniques for cultivating resilience, happiness, and fulfilment in your life.

For a transformative experience that combines self-discovery, personal growth, and rejuvenation, consider joining the OM-Wellness Process, our personal growth retreat or Relate With Love, our relationships retreat.


Immerse yourself in a supportive and nurturing environment where you can explore your potential, connect with like-minded individuals, and embark on a journey of self-transformation.


Remember, the journey towards well-being is ongoing and unique to each individual. Keep exploring, keep growing, and keep prioritizing your well-being every step of the way. Your journey towards a more fulfilling and balanced life begins now.



Developing into a healthy, balanced adult entails nurturing all four fundamental bodies of existence: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.


Whilst societal norms often prioritise physical and intellectual prowess, neglecting the emotional and spiritual dimensions can lead to an incomplete sense of fulfilment and well-being. By focusing solely on physical and intellectual achievements, individuals may find success in certain areas of their lives but may struggle with stress, anxiety, and a lack of deeper meaning.


Our retreats offer a holistic approach to personal and relational growth, emphasising the cultivation of all four bodies through mindfulness practices, experiential learning, and spiritual exploration.


The OM-Welness Process and Relate With Love programmes provide participants with tools to enhance physical vitality, sharpen intellectual acuity, cultivate emotional intelligence, and deepen spiritual connection.


If you want to address the self-limiting beliefs that are currently impacting your personal growth or your relationships, read more about the power and impact of our retreats that you can also experience and transform your life as others have done. Embark on this journey with us and discover the profound changes that await.


Congratulations on taking the courageous step of exploring your inner landscape and uncovering the patterns that shape your relationship with cravings. It's a journey that demands courage, honesty, and self-compassion. As you delve into understanding your cravings, it's natural to encounter a range of emotions, from curiosity and excitement to fear and uncertainty.

Many individuals experience conflicting emotions as they navigate their cravings:

  • You might find yourself yearning to openly discuss your challenges, yet the fear of being judged impedes your progress.

  • You could be optimistic about delving into healthier coping strategies, but a sense of shame surrounding your cravings remains hidden.

  • There may be a longing to liberate yourself from addictive habits, yet the apprehension of facing disappointment or failure casts a shadow over your aspirations.


Recognising and accepting these emotions is an essential part of the journey towards healing and empowerment. Your next step is crucial — it's the bridge that leads from awareness to ownership and ultimately, to a life lived authentically.

Our programmes offers comprehensive modules designed to guide you through this transformative process:

  • Dive deep into the roots of your cravings and uncover their underlying triggers.

  • Witness demonstrations that empower you to master techniques for sustainable change.

  • Learn how to cultivate long-term fulfilment and satisfaction, both in relationships and within yourself.

  • Transform your biggest obstacles into opportunities for growth and resilience.

  • Discover the power that comes from embracing all that's possible when you reclaim control over your life.


Remember, you're not alone on this journey. We're here to support you every step of the way, offering guidance, encouragement, and a safe space for exploration. Together, let's unlock the potential within you and pave the way for a life free from the grip of addiction.

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