In many cases we can connect the reasons why we seek therapy to an intimacy disorder. Intimacy disorders can be loosely defined as anything in a person’s psyche that creates barriers to developing, experiencing or sustaining satisfying relationships. By psyche I am referring to an individual’s beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and personality. And relationships can include [...]
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 [...]
One way to understanding how a person operates while in the cycle of sex addiction is to look through the lens of Transactional Analysis, which is a theory of psychology that considers the ego states that we operate from when we interact with ourselves, others, and the world. Those ego states include Parent, Adult, and [...]
Much of American culture values being individualistic, which can discourage having a reliance or dependence on others. You have probably heard someone say “I had to do it myself”, when describing how he or she accomplished something. On further examination, most stories like this would likely reveal at least one support person who helped in [...]
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.
A three phase approach to treating sex addiction may be simple, but it's not easy. Addiction is a way of life. Recovery is a way of life. Which will you choose?
Group therapy is a critical part of any addiction recovery. For sex addiction it is especially important due to the shame and embarrassment that comes along with anything sexual in our society.
Here are 6 tips for staying in recovery from sex addiction. If you want to keep relapse at bay, realize that recovery is a way of life - and incorporating these tips will help you stay in recovery.
Shame is a critical part of sexual addiction and pornography addiction. It keeps people from seeking treatment and overcoming their addiction. But, shame is also paradoxical. Understanding this paradox might help you move to the next step of recovery.
Does pornography addiction hurt the addict and his or her friends and family? Some say it's really not a big deal. Others say it is. I weigh in with what I've heard from porn addicts.