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    This 3 hour workshop delivered via zoom is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The workshop provides all the information and tools required to help you identify if you do have an addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and space provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Recognise your own individual cycle of addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Consider a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 same-sex attendees with Q&A in smaller groups. The workshop runs from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on a Friday and is facilitated by Paula Hall. Please note, bookings are non-refundable.
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    Every Tuesday evening from 17th November for 7 weeks and one full day on Saturday 5th December - 10 am to 5 pm This recovery course takes the key elements of the London Intensive and combines them with the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from years of delivering group work recovery online. The course is an online virtual recovery group which is delivered via the Zoom video conferencing platform. It provides practical information and resources for stopping unwanted behaviours and developing long term relapse prevention strategies. The programme is both educational and practical and utilises both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psycho-educational strategies. The programme also provides a supportive online group environment to help overcome feelings of embarrassment and isolation and to facilitate a long-term accountability network. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: Define positive sexuality and establish sexual boundaries Recognise and manage triggers Identify underlying contributing issues Establish relapse prevention strategies to secure and maintain recovery Identify and overcome potential future blocks to recovery Develop long term strategies for re-establishing a positive sexual lifestyle Create a vision for the future and a personalised relapse prevention plan The course consists of 7 x 2 hour sessions plus one full day on either a Saturday or Sunday. It is delivered as both a weekly and an intensive two weekly format with homework assignments to complete between sessions. Attendance at each session is required and the course is strictly limited to a maximum of 6 men. Session 7 is our follow-up evaluation session which is provided approximately 4 weeks after session 7. All attendees are required to attend the Kick Start Recovery Workshop before attendance and undertake a brief initial assessment to confirm the programme is appropriate for their individual needs and circumstances and also to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure the group is a safe space for all. The cost for the course is £825 which can be paid in instalments if required. Programme Session 1: Welcome and introductions Session 2: Personalising the Cycle of Addiction Session 3: Identifying deeper unresolved issues Full day: Sharing insights Session 4: Vision and values Session 5: Relapse prevention Session 6: Developing a recovery plan Session 7: Evaluating the journey NB: This programme is not suitable for people with offending behaviours .
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    Every Monday evening from 26th October for 7 weeks and one full day on Saturday 14th November - 10 am to 5 pm This recovery course takes the key elements of the London Intensive and combines them with the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from years of delivering group work recovery online. The course is an online virtual recovery group which is delivered via the Zoom video conferencing platform. It provides practical information and resources for stopping unwanted behaviours and developing long term relapse prevention strategies. The programme is both educational and practical and utilises both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psycho-educational strategies. The programme also provides a supportive online group environment to help overcome feelings of embarrassment and isolation and to facilitate a long-term accountability network. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: Define positive sexuality and establish sexual boundaries Recognise and manage triggers Identify underlying contributing issues Establish relapse prevention strategies to secure and maintain recovery Identify and overcome potential future blocks to recovery Develop long term strategies for re-establishing a positive sexual lifestyle Create a vision for the future and a personalised relapse prevention plan The course consists of 7 x 2 hour sessions plus one full day on either a Saturday or Sunday. It is delivered as both a weekly and an intensive two weekly format with homework assignments to complete between sessions. Attendance at each session is required and the course is strictly limited to a maximum of 6 men. Session 7 is our follow-up evaluation session which is provided approximately 4 weeks after session 7. All attendees are required to attend the Kick Start Recovery Workshop before attendance and undertake a brief initial assessment to confirm the programme is appropriate for their individual needs and circumstances and also to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure the group is a safe space for all. The cost for the course is £825 which can be paid in instalments if required. Programme Session 1: Welcome and introductions Session 2: Personalising the Cycle of Addiction Session 3: Identifying deeper unresolved issues Full day: Sharing insights Session 4: Vision and values Session 5: Relapse prevention Session 6: Developing a recovery plan Session 7: Evaluating the journey NB: This programme is not suitable for people with offending behaviours .
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    Sex and porn addiction can devastate partners and many people struggle to know how to support their partners whilst continuing on their own recovery journey. This 4 hour workshop focuses on understanding partner’s needs, improving communication and developing the essential requirements for rebuilding trust. The workshop has been specifically designed for people with addiction who are already in recovery and want additional insight and resources to rebuild their relationship. The workshop will help attendees to:- Understand the emotional impact on partners Understand how disclosure affects partner’s response Demonstrate empathy for partners feelings Manage their own internal emotional responses to partners Demonstrate empathy and compassion Improve accountability Develop better communication skills Resolve and reduce conflict Understand the essentials for rebuilding trust The workshop has been tailored for delivery online via Zoom and is delivered over 2, 2-hour sessions (Saturday 17th October 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and Monday 19th October 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm). It is delivered by an Associate who is a trained Relationship Counsellor as well as specialising in sex and porn addiction and working with partners. Places are limited to 6 attendees, so if you would like to join, please reserve your place now. NB – confidentiality is of paramount importance to the practice and hence attendees will only be required to give their first names during the workshop and no other personal details will be shared. Bookings are non-refundable.
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    This 3 hour workshop delivered via zoom is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The workshop provides all the information and tools required to help you identify if you do have an addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and space provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Recognise your own individual cycle of addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Consider a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 same-sex attendees with Q&A in smaller groups. The workshop runs from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on a Friday and is facilitated by Paula Hall. Please note, bookings are non-refundable.
  6. Navigating the Transition to Positive Sexual & Relationship Experiences This single full day stand-alone workshop is suitable for anyone identifying as female who is struggling with repetitive sexual behaviours that negatively impact their lives. The day is focussed on and provides information and tools to explore impulsive and compulsive sexual behaviours and how they may be impacting one’s relationships. The terms women use to explain this issue (e.g. compulsive sexual behaviour; or sex addiction, porn addiction, love addiction, romance addiction or fantasy addiction) as well as the social messages that often keep us from seeking support, will be explored. Sexual behaviours will be examined from a biological as well as psychological perspective, including a brief look at the impact of attachment styles and trauma. Reflection and resources will be provided to personalise and start the journey to a more positive and fulfilling sexual experience. By the end of the day attendees will be able to: - Identify the terms that best describe their experience Understand compulsion and addiction from biological, psychological and social perspective Recognise their own individual cycle of damaging sexual behaviours and relationships Identify possible root causes of these behaviours Appreciate what transition and recovery mean and how it might be achieved Establish a personalised path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous, only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 10 attendees.
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    This 3 hour workshop delivered via zoom is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The workshop provides all the information and tools required to help you identify if you do have an addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and space provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Recognise your own individual cycle of addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Consider a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 same-sex attendees with Q&A in smaller groups. The workshop runs from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on a Friday and is facilitated by Paula Hall. Please note, bookings are non-refundable.
  8. We have been working hard in developing some new online support recovery programmes in light of Cov-19 and having to close down our workshops and courses for the time being. Here is a summary of the two courses: Online Recovery Programme This recovery course takes the key elements of the London Intensive and combines them with the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from years of delivering our 8 week online course for porn addiction. The course consists of 5 sessions that are between 2 and 2.5 hours long and homework assignments to complete between sessions. To find out more and to book: go to: https://www.thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/online-intensive Helping your Partner - 2 hour workshop For people with addiction who are struggling to support their partners needs and rebuild trust, we are offering 2, 2-hour workshops. The first focusses on understanding partners reactions and rebuilding trust and the second on improving communication and reducing conflict. To find out more and to book: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/starting-soon
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    Sex and porn addiction can devastate partners and many people struggle to know how to support their partners whilst continuing on their own recovery journey. This day focuses on understanding partner’s needs, improving communication and developing the essential requirements for rebuilding trust. The day has been specifically designed for people with addiction who are already in recovery and want additional insight and resources to rebuild their relationship. The workshop will help attendees to:- Understand the emotional impact on partners Understand how disclosure affects partner’s response Demonstrate empathy for partners feelings Manage their own internal emotional responses to partners Demonstrate empathy and compassion Improve accountability Develop better communication skills Resolve and reduce conflict Understand the essentials for rebuilding trust The day will run from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm with lunch and refreshments provided and is delivered by an Associate who is trained Relationship Counsellor as well as specialising in sex and porn addiction and working with partners. To book: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/understanding-partners-needs
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    This recovery programme for sex and pornography addiction has been developed specifically for the treatment of addictive and compulsive sexual behaviours. The course is unique in providing practical skills for recovery as well as exploring deeper emotional and psychological needs. It also provides an environment that overcomes the shame, isolation and secrecy that often maintain addiction. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: Understand the biological and psychological causes of their addictionRecognise and manage triggersEstablish relapse prevention strategies to secure and maintain recoveryIdentify and overcome potential future blocks to recoveryDevelop long term strategies for re-establishing personal integrity and a healthy lifestyle The course is strictly limited to a maximum of 8 men and all attendees are required to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure the group is a safe space for all. The cost includes lunch and refreshments, all treatment materials and a follow up day. If required, a list of local accommodation can be provided on request. The course facilitators are Paula Hall and Nick Turner, both of whom are trained psychotherapists who specialise in the field of sex and pornography addiction.
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