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 [...]
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, [...]
When approaching recovery from sex addiction, why is it important to work with a professional who specializes in this area? One of the reasons is the knowledge that compulsive sexual behaviors are often less a product of sexual arousal, and more of an attempt to cope with unattended shame or trauma. With that understanding, those [...]
My Partner Has a Sexual/Pornography Addiction What Does This Mean For Me? One of the most difficult things to deal with is watching someone you love suffer and struggle with painful life experiences. Whether it is your partner, your child, your parent or your best friend. Being a support for someone who is struggling is [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
Addiction is a way of life. Recovery is a way of life. Which way are you choosing?