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

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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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Step One Of Sexual Addiction Recovery

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Step One: Admitting Powerlessness & Unmanageability

Step One of the twelve step program states, “We admitted that we were powerless over lust, that our lives had become unmanageable.” Many of the men that schedule their first counseling appointment with me have not yet fully embraced the first step of recovery or surrender. (more…)

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Admitting Sex Addiction

Admitting Sex Addiction Counseling Round Rock TexasThe First Step: Admitting Sex Addiction

The second core belief of a sex addict is “If you knew me, I mean really knew me, you’d reject me.” This core belief keeps men and women that struggle with sexual addiction from admitting sex addiction to others and asking for help. Experience has demonstrated that sharing the addiction with another trusted person is crucial and a form of surrender. (more…)

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Powerful Habits

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Every day, every human being, performs routine behaviors that our brains have wired as Powerful Habits. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we accomplish automatically. These are activities that we do without giving much effort or thought such as brushing our teeth, using a spoon or fork to eat, getting dressed in the morning, and driving the same route to work every day. Habits free up the brain’s resources to carry out more complex tasks such as problems solving or focusing on what to cook for (more…)

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