As a sexual addiction counselor, my experience has revealed three sexual addiction identifiers that a client is addicted to sex: tolerance, abstinence, and withdrawal. In the addiction field, these are commonly regarded as being traits that potential addicts show signs of being addicted to a substance, a behavior, or even a mental experience (such as fantasy relationships). (more…)
Mindfulness Meditation Practice
The following mindfulness meditation practice offers a means to cultivate awareness of space (inner and outer) of stillness and silence. Often sex addicts in recovery need to learn how to deal with stress and anxiety after surrendering their addiction. Try these practices with a sense of curiosity and playfulness. You don’t have to make anything special happen or become anyone or anything other than who you already are! (more…)
Sexual Addiction Recovery
Sexual Addiction Counseling
To begin Sexual Addiction Recovery, the sex addict must reverse the isolation and alienation that is foundational to the addiction. Addicts must be a part of a caring community of recovering sex addicts that fully accept and understand the shame and struggles of the addiction. With the support of the community, the addict can begin a life without the addiction and find a path to healing and recovery from a life of powerlessness.
The help of the recovering group will provide the addict an integration of new beliefs and new healthier thinking. The addict will learn how to replace the mood-altering insanity with a lifestyle that begins with loving himself and receiving love from others. (more…)
Diagnosing Sexual Addiction
Diagnosing Sexual Addiction
Some people become addicted to sex. What is the function of the brain in sexual addiction? How does sexual addiction questionnaire help in diagnosing sexual addiction? What ways are there to cope with this addiction & to regain & insure a healthier sexual life? Our sexual addiction counselors can help you if you identify with the following description of sex addiction. (more…)
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an interesting and complex approach to psychotherapy that incorporates much of the wisdom of other therapies. Although most people have come to associate it with eye movement, the fact is that EMDR is an accelerated form of information processing that includes an eight phase approach and numerous procedural elements that contribute to its success. EMDR is used within a comprehensive treatment plan to promote your recovery from your difficulty/ies. (more…)
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