Mindfulness Recovery

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Mindfulness Recovery

Mindfulness is becoming a normal part of recovery, especially in sexual addiction recovery treatment centers. Many who are not familiar with mindfulness may ask the question, “What exactly is mindfulness?” One definition is the ability to be aware of your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and actions in the present moment without judging or criticizing yourself or your experience. (more…)

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Defining Sexual Addiction

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Defining sexual addiction

Sexual addiction, also referred to as sexual compulsion and sexual dependency can be defined as any sexual activity that feels “out of control”. The sex addict feels compelled to seek out and engage in sexual behavior, in spite of the problems it may cause in their personal, social and work lives. It may encompass any single or multiple type of sexual behavior. In the assessment and defining sexual addiction, its important to start by discussing the sexual behaviors that are out of control. (more…)

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Starting Sexual Addiction Recovery

starting sexual addiction recovery round rock texasBeginning Sexual Addiction Recovery

Most sex addicts are unwilling to admit that they are a sex addict and refuse to begin sexual addiction recovery. Just like anyone, they too like to think that they are different from other sex addicts. It is not surprising that most men that struggle with sexual addiction have histories of countless vain attempts to prove that they can stop and/or control their sexual behaviors on their own. (more…)

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Sex Addiction Spiritual Emptiness

Sex Addiction Emptiness Christian Counseling Round Rock TexasSexual Addiction Spiritual Emptiness

A man struggles with pornography addiction because his soul is empty and is what I call sexual addiction spiritual emptiness. Being alone scares him. Feeling empty is worse. Watching porn is a way of numbing and escaping that feeling of loneliness. It isn’t the loneliness that he fears but rather the pain of being empty. The man has a eternal hole in his sole that only God can fill and that is why porn never works to fill the emptiness. (more…)

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Sexual Addiction Program: Getting Enough Sleep

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Sexual Addiction Program: Getting Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do in your sexual addiction program. The average adult needs approximately 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Children and some adults need slightly more. If you’re getting enough sleep, it can negatively affect your ability to stay sober and you probably are feeling sluggish, tired most of the day and your thinking is slower and with less clarity. It’s no wonder that a lack of sleep is often the cause of many auto accidents and reduced ability to make quick decisions. Lack of sleep can lead to feeling depressed and anxious.  Both moods are often warning signs for a sex addict. (more…)

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Writing Amends Letter

Writing Amends Letter Sex Addiction Counseling Round Rock TexasWriting Amends Letter

First step in writing Amends Letter or “I apologize” letter is to write it out with the mindset that this “rough draft” is not to be sent or read to your partner—it is a draft from which to be accountable with your higher power and/or your therapist.  In this letter, be as detailed as you can about your behaviors that have been hurtful to others and yourself. This is a major aspect of relationship counseling for couples experiencing relationship betrayal and infidelity. (more…)

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