We're pleased to offer a new 3-day intensive workshop for healing from sexual addiction. The workshop will be held Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning on February 24th - 26th. If you're just starting your path to recovery (less than 6 months) or you've struggled with relapses, this workshop is for you. Working in a [...]
For many people who struggle with sexual addiction, identifying the triggers - this people, places, things, smells, sounds, emotions, etc. - that bring about urges to use is a critical step to establishing sobriety. The people we work with who struggle with sexual addiction often are unable to identify specific triggers. They'll say things like, [...]
The 12 step community gets it right. The step work and sponsorship ARE the program. I know of many people who attend 12 step recovery meetings but never dig into the step work. There are probably as many reasons as there are people who attend but don't enter into sponsorship. I'd like to suggest a [...]
In this multi-part series for the partners of sex addicts we've taken a look at the traumas that often accompany the discovery of your partner's sex addiction and during the early stages of recovery. In this post we'll outline some suggestions for keeping yourself safe during these days of early recovery. First a few words [...]
In this 3rd part of the series for the partners of sex addicts, we'll address some of the forms of trauma that many of our clients who are partners of sex addicts experience. Realize that not all of these forms of trauma apply to everyone. Our clients usually report more than one form of trauma [...]
In the first part of this series we talked briefly about the blame some partners feel about their sexually addicted partner's behaviors. In this post we'll dig a little deeper. Many partners of sex addicts not only feel some blame or responsibility for their partner's behavior, they also think they can make changes in themselves [...]
I'll be writing in this series about the issues many of our clients who are partners of sex addicts face as they work towards healing from the addiction. I'll offer some ideas and suggestions for healthy boundaries, some things to do to take care of yourself, and, hopefully, some new insights that help you realize [...]
Sex addiction can be understood in many ways. In this post we look at sex addiction through attachment theory and understanding some of the motivations for acting out behaviors.
A new group therapy program is starting for sex addiction on 1/28/14. Group therapy is an integral part of a healthy and lasting recovery.