Men’s Sexual Addiction Focus Therapy Group
Group Therapy is seen as essential for effective and successful treatment for all addictive disorders. Developing supportive relationships is vital for the addict to build sustaining recovery and break through the emotional paralysis of the destructive power of addictive cycle.
Understand the Disease of Sexual Addiction
Break through the Many Aspects of Denial
Explore your Life Journey
Understand the Impact on Yourself, Your Partner, and Family
Travel the Road to Forgiveness and Rebuild Integrity
Consider the Impact of Multi-Addiction for Sustaining Recovery
Deepen your Awareness through the 12 Steps of Recovery
Break out of the Pain of Isolation and Loneliness of the Disease
Trust Building through Resolving Grief with Resultant Shame Reduction
Recognize and Deal with Triggers caused by the Stress of Everyday Life
Maintain a Group Consciousness of Sexual Sobriety
Build Accountability and Personal Integrity
Experience Peace and Spiritual Growth in Recovery
Group members will discuss their life and relational concerns, seeking sexual sobriety and healthy relationships
Psycho-educational material regarding the Addictive Process
Deepen Understanding and Implement 12 Steps of Recovery
Skills focused on the 30 Task Model for Recovery by Dr. Patrick Carnes
NEXT FOCUS GROUP Fall, 2017
WHAT IS SEXUAL ADDICTION?
Sexual addiction is any sexually-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one's work environment. For more information or to complete brief anonymous Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) please visit www.recoveryzone.com.
Sexual addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity. By any name, it is a compulsive behavior that completely dominates the addict's life. Sexual addicts make sex a priority more important than family, friends, and work. Sex becomes the organizing principle of addict's lives. They are willing to sacrifice what they cherish most in order to preserve and continue their unhealthy behavior.
Is my sexual behavior normal?
Problematic sexual behavior does not necessarily mean that you are a sex addict. There are many other conditions and problems which can cause sexual behavior to get out of control. You might wonder if you have a sexual addiction when you actually have normal behavior. It may take some soul searching and professional help to decide if sex addiction is really the problem.
Definitions and behaviors of sexual addiction
Sexual addiction comes in many different forms. There is no single type of behavior or even amount of behavior that will indicate you are a sexual addict. The problem is much more complex than can be explained in a few words and if you have been living the life of a sex addict, you know how difficult it is to describe what you are experiencing.
Three basic things to consider when you define sexual addiction are:
Do I have a sense that I have lost control over whether or not I engage in my specific out-of-control sexual behavior?
Am I experiencing significant consequences because of my specific out-of-control sexual behavior?
Do I feel like I am constantly thinking about my specific out-of-control sexual behavior, even when I don't want to?
It is these three "hallmarks" that help to define the boundaries of sexual addiction and compulsivity. The range of behaviors can include masturbation and pornography through sexual exploitation of others. If the three questions are answered "yes," then you may want to seek further help to begin to sort out the complexities of your sexual behavior and find out for certain if sexual addiction is the best descriptor of your problem.
SCREENING FOR SEXUAL ADDICTION:
Take the SAST assessment tool at this link: recoveryzone.com/am-I-sex-addict/sex-addiction-test